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Subject: RR: Palmetto Half Marathon IV Date: 4/14/2013 12:34 AM
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Palmetto Half Marathon IV:
Run all four editions
Previous Best: 2:20:47 (2011)
2012 time: 2:29:46
Saturday's time: 2:15:55

A few quirks. Packet pickup change and bad breakfast had me trying to hold for the portapotty -- was warned afterwards after crossing the finish line the end result, with a suspension possible if it happened again..

7:08 AM - Sirens sound to start the race.
7:09 AM - Protein shake partially consumed (in the car, which is parked just past the first turn in the parking lot of the mall that serves as the start).

Feeling good for a pace.

Mile 1: Despite the quick stop for some protein it was a good first mile, longer than normal because of the extra stop. Flat in the mall but the climb over the US 1 overpass starts here. 10k pace? What? 9:39.44

Mile 2: The climb over the US 1 overpass and the run to US 1 takes this mile. 10:47.43

Mile 3: This one goes across US 1 (Two Notch) to Valhalla Drive and starts a rolling series of hills. Pace feeling well, catch a group of runners and we plan to "pack up" and run in a pack. 9:56.39

Mile 4: This one rolls still on Valhalla, and I run to avoid speed humps. 9:53.58

Mile 5: Halling, North Donar, and Sparkleberry Lane are featured in this triple with more hills as we turn towards Mallet Hill Road. 10:15.62

Miles 6 and 7: Miss the point (at the clock not turned on) Wood Duck, Pebble Creek, and Beaver Dam. Still at pace. 19:54.54

Mile 8: Feeling the lack of gels and extra protein this morning in the legs. Back of the leg near the foot hurts a little. Back to Mallet Hill, and lose one of the runners who blows past me. The others I've passed. 10:48.62

Mile 9: I can now feel the soreness as we stay on Mallet Hill. 10:35.31

Mile 10: The "reverse" of Mile 5, no fruit at the water stop this time. Sore body starting. Rolling hills resume. 10:58.66

Mile 11: Again, the reverse of Mile 4. 10:41.59

Miles 12 and 13 The reverse of Mile 3 and we return to US 1, then on the on ramp back to Clemson Road. At this point I lose sight of the half record (2:14:42 in November) and am sore crossing the 13-mile point, walking knowing I've lost: 21:08.38

Final tenth: Back to a little. 1:16

Overall time: 2:15:55.

Next up: Cones for a Cure 5km, next Saturday. The 5km season truly starts now.
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