Tobacco Road Marathon - RunMarathon

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Cary, North Carolina
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 4h 28m 17s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Caught one of the last shuttles from Embassy Suites, sipped some sports drink.
Event warmup:

23 pee stops, including 2 in the woods with females which was a first for me.
  • 4h 28m 17s
  • 26.44 miles
  • 10m 09s  min/mile

Ran well till 20 mile mark, had some cool social time with some of the other runners. (Nice to Meet everyone)
Wheels starting coming off after 20, I won't bore everyone with the details.
We all have our final 6 horror stories.
The only thing that seemed to work and get me thru was run 3 minutes walk one from about 22-25
The final push, rubber legged, weaving finish around that last turn was probably fun to watch.
What would you do differently?:

Stick to a whole training program, I would have been a little stronger at the finish.
Post race
Warm down:

Medical tent ice for my various aches and pain. Very nice red cross volunteers

What limited your ability to perform faster:

lack of training

Event comments:

I am gonna give it four because in only it's second year.
The course and people running it are the stars very friendly runners out for a fun race.
The two negatives departure from race site was chaotic,and could we please have bigger cups by the end of the race I was having to drink 4 cups for minimal fluid.

Last updated: 2010-11-30 12:00 AM
04:28:17 | 26.44 miles | 10m 09s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
2:08 split
Course: 3 into the trail...20 in the trail 3 out to finish. I loved this course.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? No
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4