Overall a good run. Ran with the 3:15 group and it was too fast for me. I was able to maintain my pace for the first 15 - 18 miles and then completely lost it. Had a really struggle with the last 8 miles. Fortunately with the pace I had more than 1:10 to finish in order to make my goal time. It was really a struggle but I managed to hang on.
What would you do differently?:
Run on my own. Do not worry about the pace group and just ensure that I am listening to my body.
2 bottles of water and gatorade. Lots of cramping in the closing miles. Bare able to stand at the finish.
What limited your ability to perform faster:
Today was one of those days where I was prepared and ready. Nothing prevented a better time except for maybe experience.
Very nice race. Only downer was the live timing system didn't work.
Last updated: 2011-12-22 12:00 AM
Tobacco Road Marathon
65F / 18C
Overall Rank = 78/1198
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 5/
Rainy night but got very little sleep. Up before my alarm at 4:30. Ate half a bagel.
Very light run to warm up. Then stretched really well with my bum calf.