ING New York City Marathon - RunMarathon

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New York, New York
United States
New York Road Runners
50F / 10C
Total Time = 3h 28m 17s
Overall Rank = 3749/
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 3h 28m 17s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 07m 57s  min/mile

Most fun I've ever had in a race. I didn't hit my time because I started to cramp up around mile 16-17, but it actually didn't matter so much this time. Cramps slowed me down to a really light jog, especially the final 7-8 miles.
What would you do differently?:

I'd like to say I should have drank more, but I drank at every water station to avoid cramping, so I was surprised that I did cramp, especially so early. Matter of fact, I did get side stitches from drinking a little too much.
Post race
Warm down:

walk and stayed on my feet

What limited your ability to perform faster:


Event comments:

Just the absolute most fun I've ever had doing a marathon. I think this is the quintessential NYC event. Every one should do this race at least once.

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Last updated: 2007-11-16 12:00 AM
03:28:17 | 26.2 miles | 07m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 1246/
Overall: 3749/
Performance: Good
Course: 5 borough tour of NYC. Sporadic hills. Best part of the race is 26 miles of people rooting you on throughout the race.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5