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Melbourne, Victoria
Australia
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10C / 50F
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 12m 8s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Green smoothie for breakfast. I think a piece of toast or a crumpet might have been beneficial too.
Event warmup:

Brr no chance!
Run
  • 2h 12m 8s
  • 21.1 kms
  • 06m 16s  min/km
Comments:

While it was cold I was so very thankful that it didn't rain like it has the past couple of days.
I started in one of the last waves for the half. On the website they said there would be a 2:10 pacer. I saw the 2:00 but never saw the 2:10. My plan had been to run with them.

As per usual my garmin was out, in the end it was by 300m.

I started off well, had to reign myself in a couple of times early on. Ran relatively comfotably up until 8kms. The doubts started to creep in there. The beeping of kilometers well before the markers was distracting. I'm wondering if next time I just wear a pacing band and a watch.

At 15km things got a little hard. The rises were getting to me. Same again on km 19. By 20 I had very little left in the tank - and I'd had two gels by this stage.

Either way it's my second best half time. Off my pb by about a minute. I didn't have it in me today, but hopefully come October I will.
What would you do differently?:

Speed work. I just didn't do enough, I was focused on endurance.
Know that my garmin is out and/or find some way to fix it! Course measured 21.4 km and was consistent with training pace.
Post race
Warm down:

Lots of walking to support friends running the 5km.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Started to experience quad pain that I usually wouldn't get during or even after training.

Event comments:

Lots of volunteers, race started a touch late, but a better start than I've encountered before. Plenty of entertainment on course with plenty of musical styles to suit almost every taste. Course got crowded at times, but to be expected it's a massive race.




Last updated: 2013-01-08 12:00 AM
Running
02:12:08 | 21.1 kms | 06m 16s  min/km
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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