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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.

    happylily


      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

          Pinktastic


            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.

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            Uffda

              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


              LimpingBehind.com

                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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                HobbitLegs78


                Fun Size

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

                  Gustav1


                  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

                      camille2


                        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!

                            Jerryb49


                            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

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