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hog4life's Huntsville Half RR, Redemption From 2 Weeks Ago (Read 73 times)

Catleesi; mother of cats

    Nice job Mitch! Sounds like you ran strong, that's got to be a good confidence boost going into your marathon.

    I pick things up and put them down, and when I'm not broken I run.


      Oh, Mitch, I'm so happy for you! That's a great finish time and very encouraging as well for what's to come in your marathon training. For your marathon pace, since you have different results in the half distance, I would go with what feels comfortable for you to run in the middle of a LR. That's why you must do a few LRs which include a few GMP miles in them. McMillan is accurate for me, but I know it's not the case for everyone. In any case, you will have a great marathon, I'm sure of this! Great pictures and you have awesome form!

      PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

              Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

      3 years, 13 marathons, 13 BQs     

      Bad Ass

        Some pacers start way too fast. Make sure you talk to him/her before the race starts.

        Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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        "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

          Great job Mitch.  Yes, you started a bit too fast, but you didn't fade too badly later in the race.  I'm impressed that you got the additional miles in after the race.  Well done.

          2013 goals: 800m: 2:20 | mile: 4:59 | 5k: 18:59 | 10k: 39:59 | HM: 1:32 | Marathon: 3:20


            Pinktacular race, Mitch!!   Way to show the HM who's in charge!   I'm so glad that this one went significantly better than the one 2 weeks ago!    Great pics!   Thanks for sharing and good luck with the rest of your marathon training!

            But The Smile That I Sent Out Returned With You.



              Big time Congrats! As for your FM: I ran a 1:49, trained my ass off, and ran a 3:59 FM 3.5 months later. Take that for what you will.

              - Andrew


                Your mile commentary made me chuckle!   Great job, I can't wait to see what you do in the marathon Smile

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                Fun Size

                  Nicely done! The commentary on your splits is hilarious. Best of luck with your marathon!


                  Fear is a Liar

                    Good job on the redemption race! For your marathon - if you can dial in and hold a 9:00 pace you will be golden! It looks doable from this half.

                    I'm so vegetarian I don't even eat animal crackers!

                    Miles to go

                      Redemption for sure!  Nice job running a super race and getting your training miles in!  I am glad that you have a lighter schedule, and I think that the great base you've built up from years of running before trying your first full will definitely help you get to the start *and* finish strong!


                      I shouldn't give any advice on marathon pacing, but if it were me, I'd want to start conservatively and hope to improve as I went.  I know you've got the endurance to do just that.

                      PRs: 5K: 25:35 / 10K: 53:03 / 10mi: 1:26:15 / HM: 1:55:02


                        Very nice job, Mitch!  I'm impressed that you got in the miles after the race. That should give you confidence!

                        Dad on the run.

                          Great job on getting that sub 2 hour! Enjoyed the RR! Keep up the good work Mitch.

                          My parents said I could be anything when I grew up, so I decided to be Awesome!

                            Great job Mitch!


                            60 Day DL

                              Looking good for first FM, Mitch.


                              First HM :     Covenant Health Knoxville HM 4/2013 2:24 

                              Last HM :     Michelob ULTRA Miami HM 2:31

                              Next HM :     TBD