Mardi Gras Marathon - RunMarathon

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New Orleans, Louisiana
United States
46F / 8C
Total Time = 5h 09m 38s
Overall Rank = 2617/3509
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Set up gear the nigth before. Got up at 5, had oatmeal and tea, kept calm. All was good.
Event warmup:

Walked 1.5 miles to start.
  • 5h 09m 39s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 49s  min/mile

It went very well for my first marathon. Read my blog for lots of details-

Ran easy from the start, keep a good pace, drank and had gels when needed, after mile 15 walked the aid stations, this was planned and really helped a gret deal. Miles 18 to 23 were the worst, painful and I was sore, not so many fans to cheer, but I got through and with the help of family and such I made it with no injuries and I want to do more!
What would you do differently?:

Well it was my first, so there is lots I could do different!
Post race
Warm down:

Walked about 2 miles, had an ice bath later, a message, stretching, and lots of food and beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

It was my first time, experience probably.

Event comments:

With the exception of poor road conditions this was fabulous for me.

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Last updated: 2009-09-05 12:00 AM
05:09:39 | 26.2 miles | 11m 49s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/3509
Performance: Good
Course: Point to point with some loops, throughout the city and surrounding hoods. I liked it. However the roads were CRAPPY.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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