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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

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mdf356
Jan. 28th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
Yay for not finishing last. That's got to feel a little good.

One of the guys at my church ran the 6 miles from his house to the start line, then did the half in 1:56. Loser. :-)

I ran 10 miles yesterday, so I only PR'd over Motive by three minutes (2:20:25 this time).

Cheers,
Matt
ripresa
Jan. 29th, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
it does feel good. i know i'm not slow compared to the rest of the world :) but most of the world don't wake up in the morning to do races.
fritz_et_al
Jan. 29th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! I really wish we had something like the austin distance challenge in Detroit... it would be so fun to try!

How's the marathon looking?
ripresa
Jan. 30th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
the distance challenge is interesting.. and it's hard to finish too.. with the number of people dropping out quite a lot. i'm surprised there isn't more around..

the marathon. is looking very long. after the 20 miler a few weeks ago i was soo pooped. and i thought.. i guess i could do another 6.2 miles.. but i would've been really slow. so i'm a bit concern about finishing in time. but hopefully i will make it!
bobacita
Jan. 30th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the half marathon :)
noxcat
Feb. 2nd, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
Nutrition
When you're training, you want to be eating protein to hhelp build up muscle.

For the race, you probably don't want to be eating lots of protein right before - it'll weigh you down. Complex carbs would be your best bet.
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