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Zeitgeist Half Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Boise, Idaho
United States
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40F / 4C
Total Time = 2h 17m 19s
Overall Rank = 541/820
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 6:30 and took vitamins and some apple juice. Went back to beed until 8:00 and then took a shower and headed out to the race. When I got there I ran to to the packet pick up and then hit the bathroom.
Event warmup:

Ran from parking to packet pick up 1/4 mile.
  • 2h 17m 19s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 29s  min/mile

I felt great the first 3 miles I event was thinking and hoping that my sore knee was gone for the race. But I was wrong I started feeling the pain on the up hills but the down hills didn't hurt much. The hills I had to result to power walking. I walked until my knee felt good then I would run until I felt like I need to run. After the last hill I eas able to keep up a good pace. I was able to improve on last years time even with all the walking I ended up doing. I really think If I was health I could have done better than 2 hours. I didn't feel as spent like last year.
What would you do differently?:

Not have sore knees and follow the nelson marathon plan and not put ing such long runs. I can see that the marathon, 10k and this Half marathon really had been a big impack on my over all training. Need to train with a more consistant and steady program.
Post race
Warm down:

Waited in line for some great post race food. Much better athan last year even though it was the same menu. The berry tart was the best.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lots of support and lots of aid stations.

Event comments:

Great race I can not wait for next year to do it again!!!!

Last updated: 2007-07-08 12:00 AM
02:17:19 | 13.1 miles | 10m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 541/820
Performance: Average
0:11:22 170 174; 0:08:36 163 173; 0:10:36 163 175; 0:10:02 163 175; 0:11:42 160 166; 0:13:30 163 166; 0:10:52 144 168; 0:09:31 157 174; 0:09:13 150 166; 0:10:27 163 176; 0:10:02 166 180; 0:01:08 174 180
Course: Start at the Optimist Football Park, north on Duncan Lane, East on Hill Road, North on Seamans Gulch Road, East on Hidden Springs Drive, East on an unnamed paved road, North on Dechambeau Way, East on Hidden Springs Drive, North on North 2nd Avenue, East on Farm Market Road, East and South on Dry Creek Road, South on Cartwright Road, South and West on Pierce Park Road, West briefly on Gary Lane, West on old Hill Road, North and up the small hill towards Dry Creek Cemetary, Southwest and down the hill to the finish in Optimist Football Park.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2007-11-03 9:09 PM

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Kuna, Idaho
Subject: Zeitgeist Half Marathon

2007-11-03 9:18 PM
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Melon Presser
Subject: RE: Zeitgeist Half Marathon

Hey, I'd do the race just for the berry tart!

Glad it was a good one for you, congratulations! Sorry you had to walk through the knee pain but considering, it was an excellent effort.

2009-02-21 3:24 AM
in reply to: #1036700

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Subject: RE: Zeitgeist Half Marathon
I have never known anyone that enjoys running up hills more than you!  Have fun next year
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