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Springfield, Illinois
United States
Springfield Road Runners Club
55F / 13C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 41m 27s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Small bowl of oatmeal. This is my hometown race so no traveling was involved.
Run
  • 2h 41m 27s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 12m 19s  min/mile
Comments:

I signed up for this race at the last minute. My friend Mary was a pacer for the 2:45 group. Since she runs more like a 2:10 half, this was going to be a challenge. We practiced a couple of weeks ago on this course and came in at 2:38. Plan was to assist her in maintaining an 11:50 pace with a run 4 minute/walk 1 minute interval. Sounds good in theory but it didn't exactly work out that way, and by mile 5 the group was pulling away and running more like a 10:45. Dropped back and stuck to my plan. Only walked one big hill in the cemetery. The last two miles are pretty much a straightway and there was a stiff headwind. I did a lot more walking in those last two miles.
What would you do differently?:

My long runs are typically 10 miles. Doing more 13-14 mile long runs would go a long way toward helping with that "11 mile bonk" that I usually experience.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and talked with some friends. Had another commitment at home so couldn't stick around for post race party. :(

What limited your ability to perform faster:

General laziness about doing longer runs.

Event comments:

Good race, cool penny medal. Nice technical shirts.




Last updated: 2013-04-02 12:00 AM
Running
02:41:27 | 13.1 miles | 12m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: First half is fairly flat, second half has some significant hills. Takes you from downtown in front of Abe Lincoln Presidential Museum over to historic Washington Park, then out Lincoln Avenue to Oak Ridge Cemetery, where Lincoln's Tomb is situated. Then to Lincoln Park and back downtown.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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Subject: Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon


2013-04-07 8:34 AM
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Subject: RE: Lincoln Presidential Half Marathon

Good job sticking to your race plan!

Sounds like a cool race

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