Country Music Marathon - RunMarathon

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Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Elite Racing
70F / 21C
Total Time = 3h 40m 7s
Overall Rank = 339/2412
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 37/209
Pre-race routine:

Woke-up...ate Bowl of Buck Wheat..cup of coffee and drank water bottle of water. Took shuttle half mile from finish walked / Ran about 1.5 Miles prior dropping off drop bag and getting back to start line
Event warmup:

Jogg back to start line
  • 3h 40m 7s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 24s  min/mile

Learned Big-time that pace counts for everything...felt incredibly strong at the beginning see pacing above...this was during most of the too happy at the beginning then at about mile 9 severe cramping due to improper pace and poor nutrtion..didnt take salt until Mile 9 nor many drinks. Have to respect the distance...lesson learned. From mile 10 and on it was pretty much torture severe cramping al the way.
What would you do differently?:

Pace, pace , pace..patience..follow your nutrition plan no matter what
Post race
Warm down:

Walking back to gear pick up and then to shuttle pick up.. a little strtching

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Overconfidence led to improper pacing leading to a bad run..respect the course and the distance..learned my lesson the hard way..but at least I learned

Event comments:

The race was extremely well planned and organized. Great volunteers, excellent Bands in route, plenty of goodies. And post country music concert to boot. Overal outstanding race prep.

Last updated: 2009-12-22 12:00 AM
03:40:07 | 26.2 miles | 08m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 37/209
Overall: 339/2412
Performance: Bad
Splits: 5 Km 10 Km 10 Mi Half 20 Mi Finish Times: 20:37 42:42:00 1:09:39 1:36:51 2:40:02 3:40:07 Pace: 6:38 6:53 6:58 7:24 8:01
Course: Course was Hilly over 1000 feet climbing ..front loaded
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %2
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
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] 4