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Hartford, Connecticut
United States
Hartford Marathon Foundation
50F / 10C
Sunny
Total Time = 2h 12m
Overall Rank = 3925/6586
Age Group = f40-44
Age Group Rank = 283/580
Pre-race routine:

The usual - bagel flat with peanut butter. Oh I added a little jam today too - YUM. Skipped the banana. So I guess it wasn't the usual......
Event warmup:

zippo LOL Mile 1 was warmup
Run
  • 2h 12m
  • 13.1 miles
  • 10m 05s  min/mile
Comments:

Huh.

2 weeks ago was my first half - EVER. My game plan that day was to just survive and with that I finished 2:26 on a course with an elevation gain of 423.

Today's goal - crush my previous HM. My plan was to follow the 2:15 pacer. Well apparently I'm a bad planner because for the 2nd time in 2 weeks I had to throw my plan out the window. Today I was SURE I started ahead of the pacer but I couldn't see his sign so I figured when he passed me I'd just grab on and hold on for dear life. I knew my pace had to be 10:18 to hit a 2:15 finish time so I just tried to keep that in mind as I went. My first 7 miles are pretty consistent (with 2 being an anomoly). At mile 8 guess who I found? The 2:15 pacer. Not sure how he ended up in front of me but at that point I didn't need him and I knew I could hang on for 5 "measly" miles to finish before 2:15. I felt good so I started to kick it up. My garmin tells the rest of the story.

Thanks for reading :) I'm pretty psyched and I can't wait to eat the apple crisp that's coming out of the oven in a few minutes.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around to find DH (who finished 1:33 EEK) and headed for the car to meet friends and go to lunch.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training.


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Last updated: 2013-09-09 12:00 AM
Running
02:12:00 | 13.1 miles | 10m 05s  min/mile
Age Group: 276/580
Overall: 548/6586
Performance: Good
see pics
Course: Relatively flat as these things go - Garmin says 384' elevation gain.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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2013-10-12 2:20 PM
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Nicely done!!
2013-10-12 3:41 PM
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Awesome! Now you have a new PR to crush Wink Way to finish strong.
2013-10-12 6:27 PM
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Yay for the PR!!!  Sounds like you do best not following your plans :0 Congrats to you and your speedy husband; hope you finished off the apple crisp.
2013-10-12 9:16 PM
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Great job.  My sister just moved to Hartford and I was telling her earlier in the week how badly I wanted to come out and do this race.  Looked like a great time.

2013-10-13 12:02 AM
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14 min PR!  Awesome job



2013-10-13 7:15 PM
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Originally posted by popsracer

Great job.  My sister just moved to Hartford and I was telling her earlier in the week how badly I wanted to come out and do this race.  Looked like a great time.




DH has done the full twice and I had been a bike volunteer on the half course those same 2 years. It's a fun event with good support and LOTS of cheering. It goes through a lot of residential areas so there are lots of people with their kids out on their lawns in their PJS smiling and waving. It's big enough that you never feel alone but small enough that you never feel like a sardine.

I really liked it. Well, aside from the running part
2013-10-13 7:41 PM
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Solid job, awesome finish! Congratulations on a really nicely run race.

2013-10-13 7:47 PM
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Great race!!! Waita get that PR!
2013-10-14 11:53 AM
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Awesome race and way to seriously CRUSH your previous race time!! 

2013-10-14 2:04 PM
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Nice race!



2013-10-14 2:50 PM
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Nice PR!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!

2013-10-14 4:21 PM
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Mmmmmmmm, fresh, warm apple crisp..... oh, sorry, got distracted.  Congrats on finding the  pacer (and not needing him anyway) and the new PR!!

2013-10-17 6:19 AM
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CONSPANKULATIONS RANDEETEE!

Awesome PR. Awesome race. And no, you don't need to warm up for a half mary

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