National Guard Marathon & Half-Marathon - RunMarathon

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Lincoln, Nebraska
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 3h 37m 4s
Overall Rank = 241/1154
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 46/120
Pre-race routine:

Ate large carb meals throughout day, but had only normal size meal at night. Began increased carb intake about 3 days out.
Event warmup:

Dynamic stretching, stretched feet, a few lunges
  • 3h 37m 4s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 17s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

I carried my primary fuel source throughout race (perpetuem) and switched to gel flask after mile 10. Next race I will only carry perpetuem to keep constant flow of calories as opposed to the ups & downs with gels.
Post race
Warm down:

Dynamic stretching, stretched feet, a few lunges

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Plantar Fasciitis

Event comments:

Didn't like running on bike path along hwy 2 (too narrow for the number of participants). I also thought that 2 street lanes should've been open to runners throughout the entire 2nd half of out & back route. The stadium was a nice touch, but was too congested right after the chute and made it difficult to cool down.

Last updated: 2010-05-03 12:00 AM
03:37:04 | 26.2 miles | 08m 17s  min/mile
Age Group: 46/120
Overall: 241/1154
Performance: Good
10K: 52:40 13.1: 1:48:21 20m: 2:45:32 final 10K: 51:32
Course: Great spectators!! Really enjoyed the band downtown and the horn at about mile 19.5.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4