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Charlotte RaceFest Half Marthon - RunHalf Marathon


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Charlotte, North Carolina
United States
Race Management Systems, Inc
58F / 14C
Sunny
Total Time = 1h 54m 52s
Overall Rank = 441/801
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Generation UCAN, 1/2 bagel with peanut butter and a banana. Drank the UCAN before I got out ot the car.
Event warmup:

Not much since I had to wait in a very long line to use the port a john. Kind of a painful experience and I had plenty of company.
Run
  • 1h 54m 52s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 46s  min/mile
Comments:

The UCAN kept me fueled the entire race, I only slowed down to get some water.
What would you do differently?:

I'll never bring my iPod shuffle out on a run again. It died about 30 minutes into the race. I will use my phone for now on and I bought an extended battery for it so it can handle both the music and GPS draw.
Post race
Warm down:

Did see Dr. Greenapple's folks for some ART work and they took their time with me.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing.

Event comments:

The port a john and the after race activities will be the primary reason I won't do this race again. Compared to the Huntersville Half, this race just doesn't hold up. It's a shame, because it is a great course.




Last updated: 2013-02-05 12:00 AM
Running
01:54:52 | 13.1 miles | 08m 46s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 441/801
Performance: Good
Was well ahead of my projected pace of 9:30 miles and learned how to use my Virtual Partner. Only problem was that since I never used it before, I didn't know who was who or if I was ahead or behind.
Course: I loved this course, even with all the hills.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %2
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 2

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