Tobacco Road Half and Full Marathon - RunMarathon

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Cary, NC, North Carolina
United States
Total Time = 7h 00m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 34/53
Pre-race routine:

woke up late 4:40, cup of coffee, banana, blueberry muffin 1/2 liter of water (last minute Hydration) was hoping the coffee would get some things Moving!!! but it didn't Joe picked me up at 5:30 and off to the races
Event warmup:

ran over to the porta potties again hoping the coffee and the short jog would get something moving but again nothing... Whats going on, no pre race movement???? Stretched a bit extra due to the fact that a week ago I was wearing a boot for achilles tendonitis and probably shouldn't be at the starting line. Had a great pace Pre-boot but hadn't run in a month and a change.. again what am I thinking. But lets see what happens
  • 4h 10m
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 32s  min/mile

With the amount of training and lack of preperation that went into the race from my part was SUB- par. I'm not only happy I finished but happy I'm alive and can walk
What would you do differently?:

In the future coming off an injury that could have gotten much worse by running I would have volunteered and cheered everyone on
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around aimlessly for a bit, ate like a pig then a good amount of stretching

What limited your ability to perform faster:

My bum a$$ foot

Event comments:

Overall it was a great race and baring injury next year I'll be back!!!!

Last updated: 2010-03-23 12:00 AM
04:10:00 | 26.2 miles | 09m 32s  min/mile
Age Group: 34/53
Overall: 368/
Performance: Below average
Course: Awesome!!! The trail was great. On the way out Little to no traffic on the road. Felt I was going at a good pace until the Half-marathoners split off and the next marathoner was a ways ahead of me
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Bad
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 4