Lincoln National Guard Marathon - RunMarathon

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Lincoln, Nebraska
United States
40F / 4C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 251/894
Age Group = 30-35
Age Group Rank = 38/93
Pre-race routine:

Event warmup:

stayed warm
  • 3h 37m 21s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 18s  min/mile

The run was fun I ended up starting with a few buddies but ended up running with a girl from my church until about mile 18 she fell off then I met this dude from Canada ran with for several miles then around mile 24 bumped into a girl who trains at the same gym ended up running the last few miles with her... she qualifies for Boston with time to spare!!!
What would you do differently?:

Nothing really I set a PR on this race... but I did notice all my buddies doing pre-race rituals... example: eating GU, drinking Gatorade, stretching, doing a light jog, jumping up & down, etc.... dang it I need a pre-race ritual!!!! All I do is #2...
Post race
Warm down:

sat on the ground and wept like a baby

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Around the half point I felt a blister on my right foot and at around mile 24 that blister popped almost driving me to my knees!!! I didn't want to slow so I just thought of my buddy Kevin who at the last race had blisters under his toenails!!! I forged on at the same pace

Event comments:

The drinks they past out on the course had lids & straws!!!!! And they gave us luggage tags with our medal at the finish line (that was a bit silly)

This race had a pasta feast the night before which was really good

The fan support along the course was great... more people then I would of thought

The post race food could of used some work

The race shirt I would wear in public

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Last updated: 2006-03-27 12:00 AM
03:37:21 | 26.2 miles | 08m 18s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/93
Overall: 0/894
Performance: Good
Course: The course was mostly in a residential part of town with plenty of shade (not that we needed it) I can't recall a hill so to me that suggest the course was flat. We had zero wind!!!!.... I talked to so many people along the way who came from all over the US & Canada to do this race!! I understand why it was well organized, flat, & fast
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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