Hartford 1/2 marathon – 2nd in age, 13th woman, 93rd overall

My blog for this race may be short — having my mind on prepping for the Marine Corps Marthon and actually hoping to set a PR here was pretty intense. My nerves were going crazy…. couldn’t seem to find the start line with more than 7000 runners and 3 races going on consequtively just made for a whirl wind of people not knowing where to send me, but I will call it my warm up. I met this really great woman and we chatted while waiting for the start and I had time to stretch in the front coral before heading out on the course.

I remember doing the full marathon and really thought this one was a flat one, but I am sharing the elevation map to show you — it really was NOT flat. Oh well – no Personal Record (PR), but I was pretty happy with my result considering there were only a few mile markers and nothing to keep me in the pace I wanted. Only when I was 1 mile from the finish did I realize that I would not make the 1:28 goal I had set — The hill at 10 was pretty steep, and watching the woman pass me during the last miles of the course was not fun at all — my stomach cramped up and I just didn’t have the push at the end.

It was a beautiful course, I love the race technical shirt, and the expo out on the park with all the vendors was a real fair like atmosphere. Whole Foods sponsored the food tent and there was free beer too! (Although I did not partake).

SEE below my results —- NEXT is the Marine Corps Marathon – 2 weeks and counting!

Results from the Hartford 1/2 Marathon
Hartford, Connecticut
October 10, 2009

2nd of 205 in age Female 45-49
93rd overall
Gun time = 1:31:23*
Official = 1:31:20 6:58 per mile
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Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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