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Jacksonville Half-Marathon - RunHalf Marathon

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Jacksonville, Florida
United States
1st place sports
65F / 18C
Total Time = 1h 51m 29s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got up. Got ready. Drove to start.
Event warmup:

*snerk* walked from car to start.
  • 1h 51m 29s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 31s  min/mile

If I hadn't signed up for this three halfs in three months thing I probably would have blown this off.

We had a graduation party last night for my wife and her friends on our friends house boat. We were in a light parade on Drs Lake and that was pretty cool. The reason I mention this is that I was up too late and drank too many beers to be out running a half marathon at 7am. I was trying to be careful but....

I ran into my friend Eddie at the starting line and we chatted for a bit.

The gun went off and I tried to get into a groove. It was really an effort for the first couple miles. I Gu'd early and drank water regularly. I am pretty sure I was sweating beer the first couple miles.

Earlier in the year I had considered doing the full marathon instead of the half. There was no thoughts of that at the 1/2 mary turnaround point.

I kept my pace steady and kept up my usual scan for pony tails. When I am running these races without a partner I find myself listening to other peoples conversations. It is amazing what people talk about.

Once I hit mile 10 I thought about kicking it up a bit. My body didn't respond to those thoughts until mile 11. Even then it was only by 15 seconds a mile. I was able to trim off a few more seconds in mile 12-13.

I felt good enough to kick through the grass at the end.
What would you do differently?:

Not drink so much the night before.
Post race
Warm down:

Grabbed a couple bananas and headed home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Beer and my lackadasical training.

Last updated: 2007-12-14 12:00 AM
01:51:29 | 13.1 miles | 08m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Flat through residential areas mostly.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2007-12-16 3:24 PM

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Orange Park Florida
Subject: Jacksonville Half-Marathon

2007-12-16 8:11 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Subject: RE: Jacksonville Half-Marathon
Hey, the beer power is working, don't knock it!  That's a good time.    
2007-12-16 11:06 PM
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Subject: RE: Jacksonville Half-Marathon
Well done! Wow - 3 halfs in 3 months! Great work!
2007-12-17 2:01 PM
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Littleton, CO
Subject: RE: Jacksonville Half-Marathon
It sounds like my 10 mile trail race after a night of marg's! I don't ever recommend that!  But, congrats to you for getting out there and doing it!
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