Boston Marathon - RunMarathon

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Boston, Massachusetts
United States
Boston Athletic Association
59F / 15C
Total Time = 3h 23m 59s
Overall Rank = 5116/21963
Age Group = 18-39
Age Group Rank = 2488/9592
Pre-race routine:

Fairly good sleep - +6 hours, woke up at 5:40. Breakfast - Bagel w/ peanut butter and jam, banana and coffee. Rode bus to start, then had one more bagel and half a banana with a small bottle of Gatorade. Weather was initally overcast and cold - should have taaken more clothing and also something to rest on.
Event warmup:

Minor stretches and walk to start. Trying to keep warm at the start was hard. Should have taken more clothes
  • 3h 23m 59s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 07m 47s  min/mile

This was an absolutely amazing event, crowd support is A1. I never hit the wall, maybe for a brief period at mile 24. Otherwise it was the most amazing Marathon I ever ran. I ran Boston for the event and not to break a PR, I think this made it more enjoyable.
What would you do differently?:

Take sun tan lotion
Post race
Warm down:

Walked through finish area then took a cab back to the hotel (had bad cramps in the calfs after I got into the cab.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weight and Winter training, this limited my cross training time on the bike.

Event comments:

AMAZING a must do Race!

Last updated: 2008-03-02 12:00 AM
03:23:59 | 26.2 miles | 07m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 2488/9592
Overall: 5116/21963
Performance: Good
Forgot my HR monitor strap in NYC - argh
Course: Mainly downhill with 4 uphills - lucky someone told me that the race was going to be hard on the quads otherwise I would have thought something was wrong with me. The hills and there are really only 4 big ones are actually a welcome relief for your quads. I did not find the hills difficult at all and Heart break hill was overrated. (head down and keep up the cadence)
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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] 5