HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

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HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby HCcD » Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:57 pm

What a difference a year makes ... my return to Disneyland was quite a contrast to that of 2009 when I laboured a bit with some achilles tenderness and was just able to complete the event for my first Coast-to-Coast Race Challenge Award ... This year, however, my achilles appeared to have recovered well, and my running has been quite consistent, with a strong summer of training, something that was lacking in 2009 ... During my taper week, my achilles started to tighten up, but more likely due to all the rest that I was taking, and reducing my volume by 2/3 this week, as they seemed to get better once they are warmed-up ... I guess that the body does go through a cycle of recovery during a cutback / taper period, of reduced activities, eh !!! :shifty: :? :wink:

Anyhoo, the day could not have been better for a race ... a nice and pleasant 62-63F at the start time of 6am and finishing at around 67-68F, at the end ...

For this event, my A Goal was a sub 1:36:xx time goal, which would mean a PB, something that I last ran for a 1/2 Marathon Distance in 2004 at the Fall Colours Marathon (1:36:28), while my B Goal was that perverbial sub 1:40:xx and my C Goal was to run at under my goal marathon pace of 1:45:xx ... I was able to it my B Goal, with a 1:36:40, which is a 9:48 course PB and improvement from last year (2009) where I finished up with a 1:46:12 ... :dance: :mrgreen: :P

I quickly found my rythm with an opening 4:45 1st KM split ... while my final KM split was around a 4:10:xx :shock: :shock: as I realized that a PB was within a distant grasp with 2KM to go, but alas, just missed it by <that much> ... pehaps, that port-a-potty stop at just past the 3K mark may have cost me ... :shock: :? :shifty: :oops: :think: :think: As it turns out, my little port-a-potty break at the 3K mark may have costed me a PB :shock: :doh: :wall: or, the extra .17K that my Garmin said that I may have run extra due to the tangents/turns in the course .. :think: :think: :think:

Anyhoo, not much to say, except that it definitely felt a bit different racing it this year, than it did last year, by just running it to finish ... Looking at the numbers, and comparing last year and this year ... I am totally happy with my performance and result, and hope that this bodes well for me, in the next 5 weeks of training to Chicago 10-10-10 ... :pray: :pray: :pray:


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Distance HALF MARATHON (2009 Results)
Clock Time 1:36:59 ---- (1:46:31)
Chip Time 1:36:40 ---- (1:46:12)
Overall Place 205 / 12358 ---- (580 / 11651)
Gender Place 169 / 4504 ---- (462 / 4384)
Division Place 19 / 519 ---- (47 / 494)
Age Grade 67.5% ---- (61%)
5K 22:48 ---- (24:30)
10K 45:45 ---- (49:02)
15K 1:08:54 ---- (1:14:19)
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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby Tred Miller » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:04 pm

Well done Andy. Did you stop to take photos of the disney characters?
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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby HCcD » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:11 pm

Here are my Garmin KM split times:

1K - 4:45
2K - 4:31
3K - 4:41 -- had to go for a port-a-potty break, but was able to pick up the pace and recover some of the lost time soon after
4K - 4:24
5K - 4:35
6K - 4:38
7K - 4:28
8K - 4:28
9K - 4:29
10K - 4:35
11K - 4:33
12K - 4:36
13K - 4:45 -- If I recall correctly, this was along some sand/gravel path, leading up to Angel Stadium
14K - 4:32
15K - 4:43
16K - 4:36
17K - 4:37
18K - 4:37
19K - 4:31
20K - 4:29
21K - 4:10 -- :shock: :shock: I guess I had more in the tank than I had thought ... :shock: :shifty: :think: :think:
266m - :54
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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby HCcD » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:12 pm

Tred Miller wrote:Well done Andy. Did you stop to take photos of the disney characters?


Sadly no, as I was on a bit of mission at this race ... :oops: :shifty: :mrgreen:
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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby chunkymonkeymelonhed » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:42 pm

Darn potty break.

That is a FREAKIN fantastic result Andy.

Your course PB is huge!

Cannot wait to see what you do in Chicago.
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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby Ken B » Sun Sep 05, 2010 3:58 pm

YOWZIR, Andy! Nice run. Coingratulations!!

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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby richie-rich » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:11 pm

those are some pretty consistent splits. well done

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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby Tori » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:43 pm

Great job Andy!!!!

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HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby Jwolf » Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:59 pm

Awesome result Andy- congratulations!
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Postby JSmitty » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:25 pm

Great job Andy and nice year of racing!
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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby Kristen » Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:02 pm

Simply awesome! This definitely bodes well for 10/10/10. :D

And that 4:10 final km?! Wow! :shock: :D 8) :twisted: :dance: :!: :wink:

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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby Habs4ever » Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:46 pm

Excellent job Andy :dance:
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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby HCcD » Sun Sep 05, 2010 11:18 pm

This past week was a cutback/taper week ... in preparation for the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon ...

5 Runs - 46.6K / 4:00:xx
1 Ride - 25K / 1:00:xx

Strange that my achilles was acting funky all week, as a result of my cutback in running, I suspect ... though, did not appear to be an issue during the Disneyland 1/2 Marathon race .. :? :think: :think: Though, perhaps a sign that I should be taking it easy, and not push it over the top, in my final 5 weeks to Chicago 10-10-10 ..

Though, I felt pretty strong throughout the Disneyland 1/2, and kept a pretty consistent pace throughout, still not sure how or what this will translate to, in a marathon distance :think: :think: At least, I will have a couple of more weeks to figure this out, as I will have at least one more 32K+ lsd run on the schedule before tapering...

If I wasn't a believer in the tapering process before, after this week, I must admit that there is some merit to this logic ... :shifty: :wink: :oops:

So, this week will likely be my final build, before tapering down and fine-tuning my training and efforts towards Chicago 10-10-10 ...
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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby mcshame » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:50 am

tapers are wonderful things. Well done Andy

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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby purdy65 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:26 pm

Taper totally critical for me! :)

What an awesome race Andy! Bodes so well for Chicago! Time to start thinking about getting to the startline in good shape!

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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby sister miller » Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:22 pm

Great job Andy! Congrats on the course PB. Excellent lead up to 10-10-10. Will be thinking of you in Chicago while I will be in Victoria. :dance:

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Postby HCcD » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:17 am

A few photos from ASI ... 8)

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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby CeilidhOnTheRun » Sun Sep 19, 2010 6:18 pm

Way to go Andy!
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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby casual-runner » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:15 pm

Well done Andy :clap: Good luck in Chicago!
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Re: HCmD's 2010 Disneyland 1/2 Marathon

Postby Ken B » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:41 pm

Great pics , Andy! Sorry I missed you at Ottawa today! :)


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