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Colebrook, Connecticut
United States
The Hartford Track Club
60F / 16C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 26m
Overall Rank = 324/373
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 37/45
Pre-race routine:

Usual routine. Breakfast was a bagel thin with peanut butter and 2 glasses of water (one with fizz).
Event warmup:

No warm up. I stood at the start and froze my butt off.
Run
  • 2h 26m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 11m 09s  min/mile
Comments:

SERIOUSLY - the first 2.5 miles were down - and almost STEEP down! My goal was to run an 11:00 pace for the first 10 and if I felt I had anything left to step it up. Well that went out the window for the first 2.5 because it was so steep on the downhill, I couldn't go any slower without killing my knees. So I went with it. Then at the end, I had some energy left in the tank but the up between miles 12-13 was so steep it took all I had to maintain my 11:46 pace!! OH well. First HM. Had a good day. Met overall goal to be under 2:30!
What would you do differently?:

Nada
Post race
Warm down:

walked around, hopped in the car and went out to eat!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I'm slow.

Event comments:

No strong feelings one way or the other on the race or organization other than my #1 gripe (and this is the same gripe every time) no gender specific shirts!


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Last updated: 2013-09-10 12:00 AM
Running
02:26:00 | 13.1 miles | 11m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/45
Overall: 0/373
Performance: Good
1 10:18.1 1.00 10:18 2 10:42.3 1.00 10:42 3 10:53.1 1.00 10:53 4 11:03.9 1.00 11:04 5 11:15.4 1.00 11:15 6 11:23.9 1.00 11:24 7 11:23.0 1.00 11:23 8 11:22.6 1.00 11:23 9 11:30.7 1.00 11:31 10 11:24.7 1.00 11:25 11 10:57.9 1.00 10:58 12 11:08.5 1.00 11:09 13 11:45.4 1.00 11:46 14 1:41.7 0.18 9:37
Course: Course was down for the first 2.5 miles, then flat, then up for the last 3 - it was a point to point with a net elevation loss.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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2013-09-28 1:26 PM

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2013-09-28 6:42 PM
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They say the first one is always the steepest learning curve...hehehe Nice job making adjustments and being happy with your performance! Now time to celebrate (beer and nap?).
2013-09-28 7:06 PM
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Nice race!  Way to go!
2013-09-29 7:38 AM
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You had to pick a first HM with a nasty hill at the start and finish?  Sheesh!  Good job managing what the course gave you!
2013-09-29 10:01 AM
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Originally posted by QueenZipp

You had to pick a first HM with a nasty hill at the start and finish?  Sheesh!  Good job managing what the course gave you!


LOL Wasn't thinking. DH wanted to run it so I said "ok!"

added the profile. See - I'm not crazy - well, maybe a little.
2013-09-29 10:03 AM
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CONGRATULATIONS HALF-MARATHONER! Great PR and really solid pacing. Very tough if you've got steepies coming at you fore and aft!


2013-09-29 7:08 PM
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That last mile looks tough. Way to stick to it and beat your goal time.
2013-09-30 9:44 AM
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Nice job on the first one! Congrats on a job well done, goal met.
2013-09-30 12:03 PM
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Yikes, that is a crazy start/finish!  Way to get 'er done and be happy with your time.  Nicely executed race!!
2013-09-30 1:04 PM
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Great job on your first HM! Insta-PR!

It's amazing how downhills are kind of an animal of their own.

2013-10-01 10:45 AM
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Very well executed first HM!!!!!!!!!! Nice job adjusting to the conditions instead of trying to stick to a plan that won't work.

Woot!!!!!!!



2013-10-02 10:07 AM
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Originally posted by Asalzwed

Great job on your first HM! Insta-PR!

It's amazing how downhills are kind of an animal of their own.

I think running down hills can be harder than running up, and they can certainly hammer your quads.  That down looks like a beast that could really set you up for some hurt for the remaining miles.

Nice job on your first HM!

2013-10-02 4:58 PM
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That hill up to the finish looks just plain mean!  Mean, I say!! 

Great job on your first HM!!!  Laughing

2013-10-03 9:29 AM
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PR!!  Laughing

And a great name for a race.

I'm just wondering where they found a 13.1 mile wide bowl!?!?  That's kind of a nutty elevation profile, so nice job going with the flow (downhill can hurt more than uphill!).

Congrats!

Matt

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