ING New York City Marathon - RunMarathon

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New York City, New York
United States
New York Road Runners
55F / 13C
Total Time = 4h 46m 53s
Overall Rank = 31484/47438
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 3043/3924
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 4:30 am in order to catch bus at 5:30 am for ride over to Staten Island. Got to Staten Island at 7:15 am and had to wait around for 10:40 am start.
Event warmup:

Did not warm up much at all. Just some light stretching.
  • 4h 46m 53s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 57s  min/mile

I absolutely fell apart after about mile 15. I started to feel that I wasn't going to be able to hold pace at mile 9 or 10.
What would you do differently?:

I needed more hill training. I also think that my 3 day per week running program does not beat up my legs enough to prepare for the abuse a marathon gives out.
Post race
Warm down:

none, other than the mile+ walk back over to the East side with Captain America.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Major lack of hill training, and only 3 days of running per week.

Event comments:

Needed many more porta-potties in first half or race. Long wait before start is tough to take. The post race treatment in Central Park is severely lacking. Need water, food and medical attention first - not the post race photo. The walk to baggage pickup is absolutely brutal.

Last updated: 2011-04-28 12:00 AM
04:46:53 | 26.2 miles | 10m 57s  min/mile
Age Group: 3043/3924
Overall: 31484/47438
Performance: Below average
10:52, 9:40, 9:58, 10:11, 9:55, 10:01, 9:55, 11:18 (aborted bathroom break), 10:26, 10:21 (actual bathroom break), 10:13, 10:25, 10:16, 10:19, 10:52, 11:09, 12:15, 11:19, 11:40, 11:28, 12:13, 12:07, 12:07, 12:19, 12:00, 11:10, 2:14 (last 0.2 miles)
Course: Course is much more hilly than you would think. Every bridge is a large hill but there are also a lot of long steady inclines throughout the boroughs.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? No
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Bad
Race evaluation [1-5] 3