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East Meadow, New York
United States
Long Island Marathon
62F / 17C
Sunny
Total Time = 8h 00m
Overall Rank = 1154/3781
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 136/291
Pre-race routine:

I planned on this race to be part of a long training day. I rode the bike for 2 hours early in the morning (3:30 am). My plan was to run the entire half-marathon at a comfortable, zone 1 pace... That would change... In a BIG WAY.
Event warmup:

Just a little loosening up after the 2 hour bike ride and one hour drive I felt a little tight.
Run
  • 1h 54m 33s
  • 13.1 miles
  • 08m 44s  min/mile
Comments:

I decided at some point early in the morning that I was just going to say "fuck it" and go for a pr today. I just kept thinking that I am in great shape right now, I thought I was capable of a pr if everything went well and I figured I should just go for it with nothing to lose.

I started out the race at a moderate RPE pace, knowing that if I was going to PR, I'd have to average 8:42/mile. My 1st mile was 8:42 exactly, but it felt easy, so I decided to push harder. I truly went for it all today and completely emptied the tank. I literally ran as hard as I could every moment of the race.

At about mile 10, I started to go into a really dark place. I was hurting, but I refused to waste the effort I put in in the first 10 miles. I was able to hang on, and my the 13th mile, I swear I felt like I was on the verge of hallucinations.

I ran all out for the finish line to finish with a new PR!!!!

Splits:
Lap Data
Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR
1 08m 42s 1.00 miles 08m 42s /mile 145 166
2 08m 20s 1.00 miles 08m 20s /mile 156 158
3 08m 25s 1.00 miles 08m 25s /mile 159 162
4 08m 31s 1.00 miles 08m 31s /mile 162 164
5 08m 26s 1.00 miles 08m 26s /mile 163 166
6 08m 28s 1.00 miles 08m 28s /mile 163 166
7 08m 28s 1.00 miles 08m 28s /mile 165 168
8 08m 44s 1.00 miles 08m 44s /mile 164 166
9 08m 30s 1.00 miles 08m 30s /mile 164 168
10 08m 45s 1.00 miles 08m 45s /mile 166 169
11 09m 00s 1.00 miles 09m /mile 168 169
12 09m 04s 1.00 miles 09m 04s /mile 172 175
13 09m 14s 1.00 miles 09m 14s /mile 177 180
14 01m 58s 0.22 miles 08m 51s /mile 181 184

What would you do differently?:

Nothing
Post race
Warm down:

Walked a lot and took in some food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think I should have worn a little less. I had on a short sleeve dry fit shirt under a long sleeve one. One less layer would have been better. If I didn't care about the long sleeve shirt I would have just dumped it.




Last updated: 2013-02-01 12:00 AM
Running
01:54:33 | 13.1 miles | 08m 44s  min/mile
Age Group: 136/291
Overall: 291/3781
Performance: Good
Lap Data Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 08m 42s 1.00 miles 08m 42s /mile 145 166 2 08m 20s 1.00 miles 08m 20s /mile 156 158 3 08m 25s 1.00 miles 08m 25s /mile 159 162 4 08m 31s 1.00 miles 08m 31s /mile 162 164 5 08m 26s 1.00 miles 08m 26s /mile 163 166 6 08m 28s 1.00 miles 08m 28s /mile 163 166 7 08m 28s 1.00 miles 08m 28s /mile 165 168 8 08m 44s 1.00 miles 08m 44s /mile 164 166 9 08m 30s 1.00 miles 08m 30s /mile 164 168 10 08m 45s 1.00 miles 08m 45s /mile 166 169 11 09m 00s 1.00 miles 09m /mile 168 169 12 09m 04s 1.00 miles 09m 04s /mile 172 175 13 09m 14s 1.00 miles 09m 14s /mile 177 180 14 01m 58s 0.22 miles 08m 51s /mile 181 184
Course: Big Loop
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2013-05-10 9:41 AM
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Mike congrats on the PR. Nice job of pacing yourself through out the race and then pushing yourself through the last 3 miles of the race. You earned this one, great job again.
2013-05-10 6:26 PM
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Congrats on the PR!
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