Boston Marathon - RunMarathon

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Boston, Massachusetts
United States
Boston Athletic Association
50F / 10C
Total Time = 3h 06m 52s
Overall Rank = 2154/25000
Age Group = 18-39
Age Group Rank = 1409/
Pre-race routine:

Wake up 5:00 shower, coffee, bagel, pb. Write name on shirt. Walk mile to busses, ride to Hopkinton.
Event warmup:

Walk from the village to the start line.
  • 3h 06m 52s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 07m 08s  min/mile

I went in with an aggressive goal of bettering my current pr of 2:59:43 and really had no back up plan. My stomach felt full early on, but I still felt as if I hadn't drank quite enough fluids. The goal was to run at a steady 6:50 pace from start to finish.
By the half mark, I was right at 6:50, but my legs were already sore from the downhill pounding. I was able to maintain the pace until the hills at mile 17, and slowed gradually until the finish.
When the race was over, I swore off marathoning forever.
Now, I think I will book my hotel for Boston 2011 for a little date with REVENGE.

What would you do differently?:

Drink more before 8am on the bus ride and at the village.
Post race
Warm down:

Caught my first cramp as I crossed the finish line. Hobbled to the family meeting area.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Downhill quad pounding.

Event comments:

I had always heard how tricky this course is. But, it's just one of those things you have to learn for yourself.
This course is to be respected.

Last updated: 2010-04-21 12:00 AM
03:06:52 | 26.2 miles | 07m 08s  min/mile
Age Group: 1409/
Overall: 0/25000
Performance: Average
Will post lap splits later.
Course: Hilly.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 5