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Just Finished My First Half-Marathon

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by bobrek, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    Ran in St. Paul this morning. Weather was nice, but wind chills ranged from the upper 20s to low 30s. I finished anywhere from 2:03 - 2:08. My watch was flaky and official results aren't in yet.
     
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  2. Johndoe804

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    Good for you. Sounds like I sucked though!
     
  3. dharocks

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    Nice! I remember when I first started XC, finishing my first 10 mile run made running distances seem so much less intimidating.

    Hope this does the same for you, keep it up!
     
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    that's a good time for your first.
    I ran a 2:24 for my first, but I walked a mile and a half.
     
  5. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    I ran a practice half marathon a few weeks ago and ran a 2:07. Looks like my time for this one was 2:05. They had some electrical issues so the times are officially off, but based on everything we could check, 2:05 is pretty accurate. My goal was 2:07.

    Even though the wind chills were a bit chilly, the weather was great. No rain (which I did my practice run in) and the sun was out. This was the first official race of any distance I have ever done. I have now run about 1020 miles this calendar year.
     
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    'Congrats. I don't do anything longer than 15k these days due to knee issues. Keep it up!
     
  7. Mr. Brightside

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    That's good for your first half marathon. Don't they have electronic bibs where they give you your accurate time? Damn cold though. I've never run a marathon below 40 degrees.

    I'm trying to break 1.55 when I run in Atlanta on Thanskgiving.
     
  8. Austin70

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    Congrats, that is a great feeling.
     
  9. Roxnostalgia

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    Nice work!


    Doing my first full Nov. 16th.
     
  10. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    They had an electrical problem which caused chip problems. It also showed I only passed 6 people and was passed by 1900+, neither of which was close to accurate. It essentially thought I started with the 'elite' runners as opposed to well back in the pack.
     
  11. Jontro

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    Nice breh.

    What was in your playlist when you were running that whole 2:03?
     
  12. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    In no particular order (and they obviously did not all play):

    The Boys of Summer - The Eagles
    Already Gone - The Eagles
    Love the Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna) - Eminem
    Crawling - Green River Ordinance
    Feeling Lucky - Jimmy Eat World
    Damage (iTunes Session) - Jimmy Eat World
    Chase This Light (iTunes Session) - Jimmy Eat World
    Fire & Rain - Mat Kearney
    How Far We've Come (Live) - Matchbox Twenty
    Over You - Matt Hires
    A --> B - Matt Hires
    Wishing On Dead Stars - Matt Hires
    Kinks Shirt - Matt Nathanson
    It's a Beautiful Day - Michael Bublé
    After All (feat. Bryan Adams) - Michael Bublé
    Can't Help - Parachute
    Drive You Home - Parachute
    Good Ol' Days - The Script
    In Your Dreams - Stevie Nicks
    American Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    Runnin' Down A Dream - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    Angels In Everything - Blue October
    Stand Up - Five for Fighting
    Road To You - Five for Fighting
    Shot Reverse Shot - Jack Johnson
    Washing Dishes - Jack Johnson
    Always Summer - Yellowcard
    You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC
    Shoot to Thrill - AC/DC
    Rock 'N' Roll Damnation - AC/DC
    Thunderstruck - AC/DC
    Back In Black - AC/DC
    War Machine - AC/DC
    Highway to Hell - AC/DC
    Mary's Place - Bruce Springsteen
    Be True - Bruce Springsteen
    TV Movie - Bruce Springsteen
    Brilliant Disguise - Bruce Springsteen
    Surprise, Surprise - Bruce Springsteen
    Without Me - Eminem
    Lose Yourself - Eminem
    Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
    Dance Floor Anthem - Good Charlotte
    Underdog - Imagine Dragons
    L.A. Freeway - Roger Creager
    Romeo and Juliet - Dire Straits
    Tunnel of Love - Dire Straits
    Uprising - Muse
    Long Live Rock & Roll - Daughtry
    Hero - Family of the Year
    Got It Wrong - The Wild Feathers
    Frames - Lee DeWyze
    Icarus - Bastille
    Laura Palmer - Bastille
    Pompeii - Bastille
     
  13. emjohn

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    Great job!
     
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    Grats man. I'm running the half marathon relay in downtown tomorrow. Did my first half marathon last year. Won't post my time for fear of bragging. :p
     
  15. Jontro

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    Good list for the most part, breh.
     
  16. Xenon

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    I fear the full marathon. I just don't think I can keep myself motivated training for that distance. I'm also not sure I could handle the wear and tear on my body. Good luck on your race.
     
  17. Austin70

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    I trained 4 months, 60 training runs and ran around 450 miles. I ran Houston in January and after all of that training, at 43 years old, it killed my knees. They never felt like that through any of my training, but it was well worth it. I was even diagnosed with bronchitis on the Tuesday before, and the weather sucked on race day. Nothing was going to stop me. I am doing my second half in December here in Victoria.
     
  18. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    I am thinking about training for the 2015 Houston marathon and flying down there to run it. A big one up here is in Duluth in June and I don't think I'll be ready by then, plus I'd rather not plan on running my first one when it can be warm.

    I do think I could have easily (relatively) gone another 3 miles at a 9:45 pace yesterday, but that still leaves me 10 more to go. I plan on another half in March.
     
  19. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    Was it the Michael Buble songs that lowered your rating? :)
     
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    I have my race bib hanging in my room from the only half I've ever done. My 10-year old cousin asked me if I did a marathon, and when I told him a did a half-marathon, he didn't get what it was. When I explained it to him, he asked me if I quit halfway through the marathon and why I didn't just do the whole thing lol. Kids are the worst.
     

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