Sunday, August 16, 2009

2009 NYC Half Marathon - 1:30:37 / 6:55

Chip Time: 1:30:37
Gun Time: 1:31:16
Pace: 6:55
5K Split: 21:08
10K Split: 42:31
15K Split: 1:04:17
20K Split: 1:26:02
Rank: 326/10171
Age Grade: 65.3%

From this result, I know I started too fast and ended up paying the consequences at the end. After mile 6, my legs were stuck in the same gear. Post-race there's plenty of woulda's shoulda's coulda's; but what's done is done and have to own up to my performance. Maybe if I held back a bit for the first 4-5 miles, my legs would have enough energy to push it to the next gear. I'm not really sure if the weather was a factor in the race, but compared to '08, I found myself trying to stay as hydrated as possible. Weather's always a moot point so there's really not much to say for that. However, a positive take away from this is out of my 21 or 22 half marathons, this was my fourth fastest. Hopefully this is a good leverage for the next 4 marathons in a few weeks or so. Hence despite falling off the radar in the last few miles, this is the best half marathon out there. I really can't wait for 2010. By the way, it was great seeing the sea of red and cheers from my team as well as the NYFers- Thanks!

01: 6:51:46
02: 6:49:81
03: 6:47:16
04: 6:38:54
05: 6:53:28
06: 7:03:71
07: 6:57:38
08: 7:04:10
09: 7:00:96
10: 6:58:37
11: 6:58:25
12: 6:58:10
13: 6:59:82
.1: 37:62



Blogger DawnB said...

Nice job, congratulations, I didn't run a race today a mere 4 miles and it was hell out there under the conditions you did extremely well

8:49 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

congrats on what looks like a strong half to me, especially considering the warm temps!

6:07 AM  
Blogger chicopea said...

Congrats Mozz! Fantastic performance given the heat.

10:11 PM  
Blogger nyflygirl said...

To come that close to your PR in these conditions shows you are in good shape...everyone felt the heat, even the elites!! You did great.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Nugent said...

yeah nice work dude, you were pretty close to your PR too in that crappy weather. and trust me I know it was rough out there! I hear that dude in the orange shorts in your pic is super cool though

1:18 PM  
Blogger Willis said...

Great job and awesome pics!

9:02 PM  

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