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Race Result

Racer: Mark Yost
Race: Iron Girl Half Marathon
Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012
Location: Columbia, MD
Race Type: Run - Half Marathon
Age Group: Male 50 - 54
Time: 1:31:34
Overall Place: 16 / 1616
Comment: First Male!

Race Report:

OK, so I got to be first male only because I was the first pacer...

This was a blast and great training. It's not easy to carry the pace sign for 13.1 miles (I bonked myself in the head trying to take a gel). It's also not easy to your splits consistently, but it was great training and great to be of some help.

In the 7 min/mile pace group, there weren't many (any?) who really needed my help. Some of the ladies can kick asphalt, like Joanie Benoit Samuelson (who won many age group). But a few women came up after the race to say thanks.

Huge congrats to Lisa Farias and Linda Giampalmo who PR'ed today, without much (if any?) help from pacers.

I really recommend doing this as a training run.

There's a little pressure, because you can't go too fast or too slow. At the mile splits, I ranged from 17 seconds off pace (too fast) to 2 seconds off pace (too slow). At the end, I was 8 seconds faster overall than perfect 7 min pace.

We should get more people to pace next year and give the ladies pacers every 30 seconds (7:00, 7:30, 8:00....). Every two minutes is just not enough.

Congrats to all the finishers! Great support at the water stops.