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World Half Marathon – Copenhagen 2014

World Half Marathon – Copenhagen 2014

I planned to do this race for a while as I got the entry as a gift from my parents. I thought it would be a good opportunity to get some speed into the legs for a longer distance. I have only races one half marathon before (Oslo 2013). I didn’t prepare specially for this race and didn’t adjust the training so I should be rested, though the goal was still to run 1:10 (70 mns). I flew to Copenhagen early Saturday morning. The spare time before the race was used to by Faxe kondi og Mathilde Choco milk.

I enjoyed a tea and a Danish at Andersen bakery in Tivoli before the race – looking back I should probably have drunk a hot choco instead :-)

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To be able to hit 1:10 the pace had to be between 3:19 to 3:20 I felt tired in the legs (calves on the warm-up) but decided to go for it anyway. I got carried away in the beginning and did 3:15 per the first 2k’s. Slowed down the next couple of k’s. The atmosphere was totally electric, with people covering every meter along the route. I “meet” a lot of old school mates from primary school and college fantastic support.

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Was fantastic to turn the corner down Fredriksberg Allé and ‘fly’ down the ‘hill’. The time in the end was 1:11:26 and # 162 overall, even though I didn’t reach the goal, it was celebrated with a Choco and the Easter bunny :-)

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Link to the event: http://tempuk.copenhagen2014.dk/Cms/

Results: http://live.ultimate.dk/desktop/front/index.php?eventid=2200&language=us

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