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January 28th, 2007

3M half-marathon

woke up way early to stand at the starting line at Gateway. the wheelchairs got to go first.. i gotta hand it to those folks. very inspirational.

the weather was a bit cold, but not too bad. there was about 4000 people in the field. the first 5 miles was easy, then i felt like my energy got less and less, before a spurt towards the end. i need to figure out the whole nutrition thing, and pace myself. anyways, i did finish this time. and since the race was walker friendly, i didn't finish in the last 5.. and arrived about 40 mins before the course ended. it was nice to finish a race where there's actually food left. andy met me around mile 12, and gave me a ride back to my car.

Austin Distance Challenge
10/01/06 IBM 10K (1:33:41, 15:05) challenge rank: 1004 of 1012
10/22/06 Scenic 10 Miler (2:30:49, 14:57 pace) challenge rank: 714 of 718
11/12/06 Bison Stampede Half Marathon (3:44, 17:09 pace)
12/03/06 ARC Decker Challenge 20K (3:19:30, 16:16 pace)
01/07/07 ARA 20 Miler (5:27:20, 16:29 pace) challenge rank: 514 of 515
01/28/07 3M Half Marathon (3:23:34, 15:32 pace)
02/18/07 AT&T Austin Marathon

Hey. Looks like I did better in this half marathon then in the Bison Stampede. But I didn't break my half marathon PR.. Freescale half 2005: 3:18:29

edit 2/17/07: looks like they updated my chip time to 3:18:49