Capitol City Half Marathon

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    May 01, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    I will be running this race on Saturday morning May 1, 2010 @8 AM...Anyone else gonna run this race?icon_cool.gif

    http://www.columbusdistanceclassic.com/


    My first Half of the year and I have been training since January for it....just a first mid point for the 2 FULL Marathons I plan to do later this fall and winter....Have already had training runs or 18 and 19 miles so the half shouldn't be that bad...but still...I get anxious and thrown off my pace in a large event like this...so it is more training for me to get used to the setting........have a good day!
  • tazzari

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    May 01, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
    Hope it went well!

    It's been a long time since I could run that far - but you sure make me think back and wish I still could!
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    May 02, 2010 12:13 AM GMT
    tazzari saidHope it went well!

    It's been a long time since I could run that far - but you sure make me think back and wish I still could!


    Thanks!...It was a good time and I learned a bit more about what I need to focus on in training for the next run...LOL!!
    My time was not what I wanted or expected and was actually disappointing...at 2 hrs 49 min 14 seconds.....The course was alot more hills than I would have ever expected in Columbus....caught me a little off-guard...The downpour of rain the entire race was a bit of a strain over time, even though it did feel nice in the beginning....I must admit that this is my best time in a "timed race", but I was consistently turning in much better times in training runs...Not sure what happened...And yeah, I do wind sprints on hills, but just not 13 miles of them! LOL! Kept getting rocks in my shoes and ended up with a blister in my left middle tow all around the nail....very strange...probably all the water and some slipping in the shoe...I have never had a problem with rocks or blisters in the past...
    I never realized the difference between "Powerade" and "Gatorade"....makes a difference to me! Give me Gatorade please! Had a real good massage after the race...legs were fine, but my shoulders, lower back and hips...OMG! Still, I had fun and really enjoyed the time with my Team mates....Our team is called the "Rabbits and Snails"...we had a few FAST finishers that were around 1 hr 20minutes and others that were SLOW and hadn't finished in the 4 hr time limit for the race...but were still going to finish.....I am in the middle and lovingly called a "SNABBIT"...LOL!...we are a very casual training group of about 60....icon_biggrin.gif
    In all, I DID like the fact that there was a LARGE group of Active ARMY guys there in full fatigues with 35 pound backpacks, that were doing this half as their training for the day....and I finished AHEAD of them! I ran and talked with them for a while and found out that I am more than TWICE the age of their oldest guy running the race and I weighed more than any of them WITH their backpacks.....My personal "victory" of a strange sort... LOL! icon_cool.gif
  • tazzari

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    May 02, 2010 4:30 AM GMT
    Congratulations! Especially good that you beat Army!

    I used to run a lot in the mountains around the ranch - wet shoes are a killer, for sure - the only time I ever got blisters was in wet shoes.

    I used to ski 50 km races - that feel at the end is wonderful, especially when you know you've earned it. -- BTW, we used to drink de-fizzed Coke at about 5 km from the end of a 50 - it's like a whole new pair of legs. But the main thing is to keep the liquids coming - did you get enough?

    Hope you're not too discouraged with the time - hang in there! Wish I still could...

    Congratulations again!

    Nat