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  • mimiisarunner Legend 329 posts since
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    195. Apr 18, 2011 7:13 AM (in response to Scrufffy)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    CONGRATULATIONS JACK!!!!! 

    Jack! You did AWESOME! I am so very proud of you and very happy for you also! WTG!

     

    Congrats to anyone else that may have participated in an event this past weekend!





    FM! 3/4/2012 New Orlean RnR - 5:49:55! PR!

    10K PR 1:11:22 ( 11:49 mm)

    5K PR 30:20 !

    Ran 4 HM's in 2011

    HM 11/13/2011 PR!!! (2:35:53) Pensacola, FL

    HM 12/3/2011 (2;39:27) Ran for fun and training St. Judes, Memphis, Tn

    HM 01/07/2011 (2:48:23) First Light HM - Mobile, AL (My very first HM)

    HM 02/14/2011 (2:40:23) Mercedes Benz - Birmingham, AL

    2013 Events:

    1-5-13 Ms. Blues HM 2:44:57

    1-13-13 Gulf HM 2:40:xx

    2-24-13 Disney Princess Half Marathon

    3/20/2013 Azalea TR 10K

    4-7-2013 Pensacola Beach Half Marathon

  • Scrufffy Legend 252 posts since
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    196. Apr 18, 2011 8:12 AM (in response to mimiisarunner)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Thanks Mimi and Marie

     

    In retrospect what I am most satisfied with is that I had no problems or any recurrence of pain from the injuries of Jan and Feb.  I feel I can get back into a good pattern of running and not have to worry about the feet or legs.

     

    Does it strike anyone else but me how strange and how great it is to have this site and the folks who provide support and encouragement?  So few of us have ever met anyone else on the site face to face, but we all seem to share a sense of community.  Things such as the encouragement,  keeping a positive attitude and sharing the foam rollers have made a huge difference to me.  What a great group of friends!





    Spa5k, 11/04/10, 30:58 2nd place senior

    Peace and Love 5k 3/16/11 29:05 1st place senior

    Toad Suck Daze 5k 30 April 11, 28:29 1st place age group

    2011 Spa 5k 11/19/11 25:55 1st place senior Personal Best, 2nd career

    Looking for a 10 k to run and if that goes well, a HM next spring

    A body at rest tends to stay .... on the couch!

    Jack

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
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    197. May 8, 2011 7:24 AM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Wisconsin Marathon/Half Marathon, May 7, 2011, Kenosha, Wisconsin

     

    This race is in its third year and has a combined field of 4,000.  It starts on the Lake Michigan lakeshore, on the site of what was a Chrysler Corporation auto assembly plant.  The plant was abandoned years ago and sat as a monumental eyesore on the lakefront until it was finally demolished.  The site has been redeveloped with townhomes and a lakeshore foot/bike path and park and is now a far more attractive area.

     

    After the start, the first four miles wind through downtown, followed by a long stretch north along Lake Michigan to the turnaround point at the eight-mile mark.  Then the route returns along the same route into town.  The HM'ers turn at mile 12 to the finish line, while the full marathoners continue west and turn back about mile 18 or 19.

     

    Although it was sunny when we arrived (I ran with a friend who was doing her first half-marathon), the temperature was right on the cusp of tights/no tights.  I decided to put them and was glad that I had done so, because the clouds rolled in before the halfway point and the lake breeze kicked up.  I wore a long-sleeved top underneath and the race shirt over it and I did not get overheated.  Some folks wore jackets and even gloves.  After a forecast for early-morning showers, we did not have any rain.

     

    I should have known it would not be a good day because my allergies are still bothering me.  I had a major coughing fit just before the start, but it stopped just before we set off.  I had a pocket pack of tissues and used most of them during the race just so I could breathe.  We did the first eight miles almost non-stop (my partner's music player fell off once, so we walked while she fixed it), and I was using the tissues on the run.  The wind was in our face going north, so we took our first walk break after the turnaround at eight miles so I could (again) clear my nose.  I have learned to pace myself more slowly in the first part of an HM so I can run negative splits in the last four or five miles, but not today.  I had to walk again at mile 11 (more tissues).

     

    I had hoped to finish in 2:15, but I should have known better.  Our finishing time was 2:24, my slowest HM to date.  My partner had hoped to finish in under 2:30, so at least we beat her goal time.

     

    The race is well organized and I recommend it.  Because it is early in the year, there are no issues with high temperatures.  There are plenty of water stops with both water and Gatorade.  The finisher's medal is distinctive and well-done.  We are in Wisconsin, so the medal is shaped like a wedge of cheese rather than being round like the ones we usually see.  Also, runners who wear cheese-themed apparel get their own starting corral.





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
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    198. May 8, 2011 4:02 PM (in response to SteveBikeRun)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Steve, great race report. Congrats!  Even if your time wasn't what you hoped for, it still is one to be proud of.

    Tks for sharing.





    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1


  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
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    199. May 9, 2011 8:01 AM (in response to PaintingLady)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Marie:  Actually, my time was two minutes faster than last year, so I was wrong in thinking that this was my slowest.  I did finish 10/19 in my age group, better than I thought I had done.  I turn 65 in early September, so next year I will be in the 65-69 age group.  Although the organizers had planned for a field of up to 4,000, there were 2,100 in the HM and 800 in the full.

     

    Next one is Father's Day weekend in Duluth, MN.





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
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    200. May 9, 2011 5:22 PM (in response to SteveBikeRun)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Steve- Great race report.  I am already missing the cool temperatures, because here in AL the highs are up to the 80's already, but it sounds like it was a little cool for me.  Somedays the runs just don't go the way we want them to, but any run finished is a good run, especially an HM.  You do exceptional for someone with so much "experience" LOL!





    Jo Ann C

    Started Walking 7/15/09 Weight = 265#; C25K Grad 11/6/09

    8/30/09 5K (62:42) 262# 10/2/10 5K (37:44) 206# 3/26/11 5K (36:42) PR 202#

    6/19/10 10K (83:47) 208# 3/6/11 UAH 10K (79:18) 200#

    6/27/10 IronGirl, Atlanta Tri S 1/3m/B 18m/R 3m (2:42:10) 207#; 5/15/11 - (2:34:08 200)#

    9/25/10 Women's HM, Nashville (3:27:10) 209#, 11/13/10 Huntsville HM (3:17:27) 203#

    2/13/11 Mercedes HM, B'ham (3:02:02) 203#; 3/19/11 Rocket 10mi (2:13:37) PR

    4/30/11 RnR HM Nashville (3:10:12); 5/15/11 5/30/11 Cotton Row 10K (84:36) ;

    6/11/11 Mt. Mania 15K (2:17:12); 7/16/11 Wet Dog Tri (98:56);

    8/13/11 Mtn Lakes Tri; (2:13:32); 8/28 Rocketman Oly Tri; 9/10 Frantic Frog Tri (1:52:35)

    9/24/11 Womens HM (2:54:28) 195# PR; 10/1 Toray 5K (35:35 PR);

    10/15/11 Liz Hurley 5K (36:24); 10/22 Book-it 10K (74:51 PR) 197#;
    11/12/11 Huntsville HM - Target 2:50

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
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    201. May 10, 2011 1:55 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Jo Ann:  Thank you for the kind words.  I really enjoyed running with a friend.  Without her company, I would have been far slower.  I plan to run with a pace group next month at Grandma's.

     

    We are having upper 80s today, with rain forecast for tomorrow.

     

    Here's a Garmin question for all you high-techies out there:

     

    Last year, my Garmin 205 showed total ascent and descent of 1,289 ft. and 1,315 ft., respectively.  This year, same time of year, same time of day, same course, same watch, it showed ascent and descent of 969 and 990 feet, respectively.  It's a pretty flat course, so I tend to believe this year's.  Any idea why there would be such a difference?





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • torunagn Legend 325 posts since
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    202. May 11, 2011 3:00 PM (in response to SteveBikeRun)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Steve - congratulations on your race.  I have a Garmin Forerunner 305 (same as the 205, but with HR monitor).  Check your Garmin Connect page where it shows the elevation totals and see if last year shows the elevation correction "disabled" and this year it shows as "enabled."  It makes a huge difference which way that is toggled.  Also, and you most likely know this, GPS trackers without altimeters are not knows for accurate elevation readings.





    C25K Completed 05/05/10

    2011 Races: 5K - 1/16/11 - 33:40; 5K - 1/30/11 - 32:02; 2/12/11 - 5 Mile - 58:07; 2/27/11 - 5K - 32:54; 3/19/11 - 5K - 32:29

    2010 Races: 5K - 12/31/10 - 32:53; 5K - 11/28/10 - 32:19; 5K - 8/14/10 - 32:57; 4 Mile - 7/4/10 - 44:58; 5K - 6/23/10 - 33:28; 5K - 6/5/10 - 33:12

  • RunAndCraft Amateur 9 posts since
    Apr 17, 2011
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    203. May 11, 2011 4:35 PM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    My short race report from my Mother's Day marathon, my 2nd.....I'm in the 50-59 AG now as I turn 50 at the end of the year.

     

    Hubby and I got up at 5:30am and drove to a city 1.5 hours away for an 8am start time....cut it a little too close with packet

    pick up and bathroom stop and hubby almost missed the start! Yikes!

     

    It was a glorious day. Because of local flooding it ended up being a double loop which was fine with me becuase I 've done

    the half there before, which was the first loop, but never the 2nd loop and I like to run on familiar territorty.  The scenery was

    gorgeous, we crossed two foot bridges on each loop and ran almost entirely on trail.

     

    I felt strong the entire time. With the exception of 3 yes 3 porty stops in the first half which cost me about 4 minutes

    everything went according to plan.......came across the half in 2:10:20........was really pleased with

    my endurance over the 2nd half only slowing down by 6 minutes for a total time of 4:26:49........a 12 minute 12 second

    improvement over my first full in Oct 2010!!

     

    Hubby ran as well, his 10th, he is a youngster at only age 48, he ran a personal best cutting 4 minutes off his last

    marathon with a time of 3:23:24!!

     

    I have 3 halfs planned this year along with many shorter races and  a few sprint tri-s, and most likely will do another full in October if all goes well.

    Attachments:




    20 halfs and counting Most recent Feb 2011 Half PB 1:59:02 - Aug 8/10

    3 Fulls PB 4:26:49 - May 8/11

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
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    204. May 13, 2011 12:15 PM (in response to torunagn)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    torunagn: Thanks for your idea.  However, I don't have a Garmin Connect page, so I don't think I can do what you suggested.  This probably a good time to look into it.  I know several other runners on this site use it.





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
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    205. May 13, 2011 12:23 PM (in response to RunAndCraft)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    RunAndCraft:  Congratulations to both you and your husband on your great improvements in your times.  I don't know where you live, but if you're planning another full in October, the Des Moines Marathon is in mid-October and is an excellent event.  My son runs the full and his wife and I run the half.

     

    Your screen name suggests that you quilt, sew, knit, or some other craft.  My wife does not run, but she is an avid quilter and knitter.  She's made countless quilts for weddings and births and her sewing room (formerly our younger son's bedroom), is to the point that I don't go in there anymore for fear of being lost forever.





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • slipstick56 Amateur 8 posts since
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    206. Jun 6, 2011 7:02 AM (in response to coolbikermom)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Checking in again from San Diego.  I just did my first half marathon (HM)and I couldn't imagine a better event.

    Lots of runners (20,000 or 30,000 I hear?) that must have taken an hour to stage.  I was in corral 25 that started +35 minutes after the gun.

    There were lots of bands playing along the course, lots of water stations, lots of mile markers WITH CLOCKS!  Too cool!

    The tens of thousands of spectactors along the way were great, especially in the valley along Friars rd.

    I heard from other locals that this event REALLY impacted traffic all over.

    That's ok, because I was in the event and got my finisher's medal!

    I didn't quite run the whole 13 miles.

    I like training for and doing 10K events and I really ran out of steam at mile 9. There was some walking at mile 10.  So I guess I have to try again.

    This event I really really recommend.

    I am pretty sure the HM cut-off pace is 4 hours and the Full is 7 so this is a great event to do for a wide range of runners.

    It definitely rocks in my book!





    2008 SD Run for the Hungry 10k 59:13

    2008 SD Mainly Masters 10k 53:40 <-PR

    2009 SD Run for the Hungry 10k 69:19

    2010 SD Super Run 10k 70:05

    2010 SD AIDS Walk/Run 10k 66:17

    2010 SD Run for the Cure 5k 31:24

    2010 SD Run for the Hungry 10k 64:58

    2011 SD Super Run 10k 59:24

    2011 SD Coronado Valentine 10k 58:44

    2011 SD Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon 2:35:32

  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
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    207. Jun 20, 2011 5:17 PM (in response to slipstick56)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    I ran the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon in Duluth, MN last Saturday.  This HM is part of Grandma's Marathon and the HM field was 7,200 registered entrants, of whom almost 6,000 finished.  The HM has a cutoff time of 3:03 (14 m/m pace) so that the HM'ers have either crossed the finish line or have been bused off the course before the first marathoners come in.  The full marathon starts 13 miles farther north and an hour later than the HM to give the HM runners extra time to finish.

     

    My goal time was 2:15.  How did I do?  Read on.

     

    They bused us from downtown Duluth to the start line north of town at 5:00 AM in a steady rain.  Since I got on one of the first buses, I waited about an hour at the start area, walking around and trying to keep warm.  Temperature was about 50 with a 10-mph tailwind off Lake Superior.  I wore tights and a jacket and had eaten two energy bars, a banana and half a bottle of Gatorade.  About half were wearing tights and long sleeves, but there were the usual number who will wear a t-shirt and shorts in any weather.  Anyway, I found my pace group leader (Lori) and we chatted until the start.  There were about six of us in the 2:15 group.  The first few miles were in the rain, but then it stopped and the weather was actually good for running.  I loosened my jacket but did not want to stop to take off the tights because I would have lost contact with our pacer.  We stopped and walked about 30 seconds at every water stop (I alternated between water and the sports drink).  By about mile seven we were in the outskirts of Duluth.  Despite the crummy weather, the streets were well-lined with spectators.  In better weather, there would have been three times that many.

     

    There is only one significant hill.  It's called Lemon Drop Hill (don't ask, I don't know) and it's at about mile 10.  Our pacer had us walk at the water stop just before it and said, dig deep, this is the last 5K.  After that hill, it was either downhill or flat to the finish line.  I saw my wife, her sister and brother-in-law in the 11th mile with cameras in hand.  I pointed them out to Lori and we both waved.

     

    Lori said that she wanted all of us to beat her to the end.  With about a half mile to go, I could hear the announcer at the finish line, so I picked it up.  Around the last curve and there was the line at the end of the final straightaway.  I knew the gun time would be 2-3 minutes slower than my chip time, so I ignored the clock over the timing mats.  One last push and across the line in

     

    2:14:30, a PR.

     

    I would have been absolutely crushed if I had not come in under 2:15.  My per-mile pace was 10:13, better than I have ever done.  The tailwind certainly helped, but I like to think that training had something to do with it.  After hugs all around, I went to find my wife.  It took them about 15 minutes to get to our arranged spot and I was getting really cold by then because the finish area is right on the water and the wind was about 15-20 mph by then.  I wanted to see the elite marathoners come in, but it would have been another hour and we were all cold.  So, with finisher's medal and t-shirt in hand, home for a warm shower and a great feeling of accomplishment.  Dinner was sirloin and vegetable kabobs and a bottle of cabernet.  A meal never tasted so good.

     

    What a great day.





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
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    208. Jun 20, 2011 6:22 PM (in response to SteveBikeRun)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Congratulations Steve on a great race! I enjoyed reading your race report.

    Had you trained w/ the pacer or was it someone you met at the race expo?





    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1


  • SteveBikeRun Legend 455 posts since
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    209. Jun 21, 2011 8:23 AM (in response to PaintingLady)
    Re: 50 and over, 5k and beyond - Race Reports

    Marie:  I had not met our pacer before.  We live in Illinois and drove to Duluth for the race, staying with my wife's sister.  She (our pacer) is from Minneapolis and has paced both full and half marathons.    She is a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist, so we talked about eating and hydration during the race.  All the pacers wear bright orange shirts and carry signs with the different goal times on them so we can find the right person.  The Des Moines Marathon uses pacers as well.  Most people do not use them, but I find a pacer to be very helpful to avoid starting too fast.  Lori said we should feel that the initial pace was slow because then we would have something for the last few miles.

     

    Addendum to my report:  I finished 44th out of 86 in my AG.  Our AG winner finished in 1:32, so clearly he has been running for many years.  I think I'm truly an AG midpacker for half marathons, because I finished 10th of 19 in my first HM of this year last month.





    --Steve

    Completed in 2012:

    The Qualifier HM, Midland MI, May 2012, 2:58, 80+ degrees

    Dam to Dam 20K, Des Moines, IA, June 2012, 2:17, PR for this race

    Garry Bjorklund HM, Duluth, MN, June 2012, 2:20

    Fox Valley HM, St. Charles, IL, 9/16/12, 2:23

    Des Moines HM, 10/21/12, 2:19

    Tentative plans for 2013:

    Wisconsin (Half) Marathon, Kenosha, WI 5/4/2013 (registered)

    Dam To Dam 20K, Des Moines, 6/2/2013 (registration opens March 20th)

    Grandma's (Half) Marathon, Duluth, MN, 6/22/2013 (if I get picked again in the lottery)

    Des Moines HM, 10/20/2013 (registered)

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