Walt Disney World Marathon - RunMarathon

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Orlando, Florida
United States
Walt Disney World Endurance Sports
50F / 10C
Total Time = 4h 22m 9s
Overall Rank = 3354/13478
Age Group = F40-44
Age Group Rank = 153/958
Pre-race routine:

Up before 3 am to eat breakfast (yogurt, banana, energy bar, coke) and get on the bus by the 5:30 start time.
Event warmup:

Sitting in my corral resting.
  • 4h 22m 9s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 01s  min/mile

Even before the race started, I knew this was going to be better than yesterday. Everything was so much less crowded and calmer. It made a big difference. I wore my headphones for a lot of the race listening to music. I turned off the music while running through the parks and going through water stops. These always take a lot more concentration with twists and turns and runners moving unpredictably. In addition to being a lot less crowded, I also thought this was a better course than the half, going through more parks and even a little less flat.
What would you do differently?:

Not much. I ran this better than I expected.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking to the bus and crying.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not doing a half marathon the day before.

Event comments:

Goofy Finishers http://results.active.com/uploads/pdf/122801.pdf

Last updated: 2011-06-25 12:00 AM
04:22:09 | 26.2 miles | 10m 01s  min/mile
Age Group: 153/958
Overall: 3354/13478
Performance: Good
About 5 miles into the race, my heart rate strap wasn't working correctly. It kept jumping all over the place. So I had to go by feel and pace for the rest of the race. http://connect.garmin.com/splits/140293311
Course: Flat.
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