Walt Disney World Marathon - RunMarathon

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Orlando, Florida
United States
Walt Disney World Endurance Sports
Total Time = 5h 06m 3s
Overall Rank = 6948/13478
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got up a little later today, I think I got up at 3:00 a.m. and took a shower. Put on extra clothes today, too many actually. But, I was warm.
Event warmup:

Walk to start corrals. Stretched a bit. My legs felt OK, but not awesome.
  • 5h 06m 3s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 41s  min/mile

This was my first marathon so finishing vertical was a success to me. I got ambitious at about mile 10 or so and ran a couple of hard miles to see how long it would last. Not very long come to find out. I was pretty good until mile 20, then I was not so good. All in all I'll take it, but I was secretly hoping to be able to run about a 4:30-4:40. I think with another training cycle with more 20+ mile runs I can probably pull that off. The half the day before took more out of me than I really thought.
What would you do differently?:

Probably not do the Goofy Challenge for my first Marathon.
Post race
Warm down:

Rode the bus back to the resort, grabbed a cheeseburger, took a shower and went to bed. We went to the Magic Kingdom later on and I think that was the best thing I could have done. Walking around helped alleviate a lot of soreness I think. The next day my legs were tender, but not near like I was expecting.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I think my mileage was light for this. Now that I have some more base to work with I'll probably look at more agressive training plans for my next one with doubles and more weekly mileage. More long runs and long runs closer to race distance would have probably helped also.

Event comments:

Course wasn't as crowded today. Disney does put on a great event and it was awesome to see so many runners in one place. It is an expensive weekend, but also fun. The super early start times kind of put a damper on post race festivities, but it is nice to be done so early.

Last updated: 2012-01-11 12:00 AM
05:06:03 | 26.2 miles | 11m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/13478
Performance: Average
Course: Same, flat, scenic through the parks, boring on the open stretches.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4