New York City Marathon - Run

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New York City, New York
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 3h 54m
Overall Rank = 6774/37000
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Drove to SI, parked at the Ferry Terminal, took the 51 bus up to South Beach and walked the final little bit to the start. Ft. Wadsworth was ammazing. It was more like Runstock (aka - a running equivalent of Woodstock) than a race are.
  • 3h 52m 47s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 53s  min/mile

It was hot. I started running on pace for a 3:35 and realized it was too hot to hold that effort. At about mile 12 or so I just dialed it back and made sure to finish without getting too dehydrated. The course was spectacular. With the warm weather, we had great crowd support so it was nice to see so many friends out who had driven up for the day.
What would you do differently?:

I would have realized that the temps were going to be a bigger factor and taken the starting 10 a little slower.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

I only have two complaints. First, they need to do a better job of organizing the start. What is the point of having corrals if no one checks to make sure you are where you should be? At the very least, they ought to do something like Chicago and have a teired start system (Elite, Sub Elite, Competative, Preffered, and Open).Second, I understand the need to keep the finishers moving but the finish was too strectched out. It shouldn't take 30 min+ to make it to the baggage area.

That said, it is amazing that NYRR can put on a race of this magnitude with as few problems as there are. The logistical problems in this race must be a nightmare for the RD. Run NY for the experience not for time.

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Last updated: 2005-11-07 12:00 AM
03:52:47 | 26.2 miles | 08m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/37000
Performance: Average
Course: NYCM = a tour of SI, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx before ending at Tavern on the Green.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4