KeyBank Vermont City Marathon - RunMarathon

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KeyBank Vermont City Marathon, Vermont
United States
65F / 18C
Total Time = 3h 42m 5s
Overall Rank = 584/2885
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 707/244
Pre-race routine:

ate my 2 packs of oatmeal, banana, drove to the race, walked 1/2 mile to the start
Event warmup:

walked around start area
  • 3h 42m 5s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 29s  min/mile

The run was not too good. I was beat from last weekend's triathlon, but was secretly wanting to go hard. I told myself to take it easy, that I was not rested enough to go fast. I told myslef to just run what felt good. Started out great was cruising through the first 5 miles or so and even a big uphill at mile 8 didn't faze me. By 10 or so, my quads were already hurting and I was thinking that it might be a long second half of the race. Sure enough, by mile 16 or so I was dying. My quads hurt with each step, I felt like i was already at mile 23 or so. I resigend myself to the fact that I would run between each mile marker from 16 on. By 19 I was trying to only stop once between each mile marker, and by 23, I was trying to make it the 3-4 miutes of each song on the ipod and them walking a bit between songs. I made it through, but it was ugly. Running the first half relatively effortlessly in 1:40 was nice. I'll have to see how long I can hold that pace on fresh legs.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing. 2 marathons in the 10 weeks prior to this and an olympic distance triathlon last weekend is not a good taper.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around the food area- you have to love free Ben and Jerry's and beer.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Too much on my legs already this spring

Event comments:

This was a very well done race. Everything went very smoothly. All of the volunteers and staff were great. More spectator support than I have ever seen, it was amazing. The entire city comes out and supports it.

Last updated: 2010-05-05 12:00 AM
03:42:05 | 26.2 miles | 08m 29s  min/mile
Age Group: 77/244
Overall: 584/2885
Performance: Below average
7:59, 7:27, 7:28,7:22,7:25, 7:25,7:40,7:33,7:39, 7:39 (1:15:39), 7:42, 8:06, 7:52, 8:04, 8:25 (1:55:51), 9:04, 9:09, 9:09, 8:55, 9:19 (2:41:28), 9:29,10:21, 9:10, 10:03, 10:20 (3:30:54), 9:24, 1:47 (3:42:05)
Course: 4 lollipop shape course based around downtown burlington
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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