ING New York City Marathon - RunMarathon

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New York, New York
United States
New York Road Runners
47F / 8C
Total Time = 3h 21m 16s
Overall Rank = 3070/38356
Age Group = 30-39
Age Group Rank = 1025/7553
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast, cereal with juice, banana, then before race, bagel with peanut butter, banana and coconut water. Took the subway and then the ferry, this is still the best option, due to the new wave start it was not crowded at all.
Event warmup:

I was relaxing till about 9:20 then went to line up, Wave one had already gone to the start of the bridge - panic! I ran to the front of Wave 2 and some very kind marshal let me join Wave 1. So I started right at the end of that Wave.
  • 3h 21m 16s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 07m 41s  min/mile

good run but I lost all my spare time when I went over the 59th street bridge. After that I stopped chasing my 3:15 goal.
What would you do differently?:

I urinated and then went again just before th start, this caused me to run on a empty bladder - end result was that my first pee was red from blood.
Post race
Warm down:

walked to meet Sam, usual stretches

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I was not as dedicated to this run as last year, lacked focus. need a new plan

Event comments:

NY is always a great race

Last updated: 2008-07-31 12:00 AM
03:21:16 | 26.2 miles | 07m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 1025/7553
Overall: 3070/38356
Performance: Good
Course: hilly - it's certainly not flat
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
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] 5