Walt Disney World Marathon - RunMarathon

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Orlando, Florida
United States
59F / 15C
Total Time = 3h 40m 5s
Overall Rank = 945/14940
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 150/1452
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 3:00 AM. The buses start rolling at 3:00 to get everyone at the start at the EPCOT parking lot. Ate peanut butter and toast with a banana. Watched ESPN to see if the Cardinals won. To my surprise they did. Then off to the buses.
Event warmup:

Kim and I spent time chatting outside the bag check while hanging out at the family reunion area. Checked our gear bags and meandered to the start which was about a half mile away. That was a good enough warm up for us. We got to the corals 4 minutes before the start.
  • 3h 40m 5s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 24s  min/mile

I ran the pace I reset for myself since my injuries. I pulled my pace back through most of the coarse in order to achieve a negative split. My typical plan is to go out hard and screw up the end of the race but I worked hard to keep my pace in check. I set the virtual partner and it worked well. As a side note, there doesn't seem to be a single pot hole in all of Disney World but some how I managed to twist my injured ankle on the trolley tracks at the Magic Kingdom, what an idiot for not paying attention.
What would you do differently?:

Nothing, except to try to stay injury free in training and show up to the race a little more prepared.
Post race
Warm down:

Waited to get a picture of Kim crossing the finish line. After we met up we walked back through EPCOT and headed for Germany for a beer and bratwurst. I don't know if sauerkraut is good post race fuel but it sure hit the spot.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Stupid injuries

Event comments:

Kim finished with a 4:49:05. I'm very proud of her finish even though she had troubles near the end.

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Last updated: 2008-10-27 12:00 AM
03:40:05 | 26.2 miles | 08m 24s  min/mile
Age Group: 150/1452
Overall: 1452/14940
Performance: Good
00:42:29 @ 5 Mile. Pace 8:29 01:24:59 @ 10 Mile. Pace 8:29 01:51:33 @ Half. Pace 8:30 02:49:40 @ 20 Mile. Pace 8:29 03:40:05 @ Finish. Pace 8:23
Course: It is such a fun coarse, so much I guess that's the reason we came back. I like the characters along the route and running through all four theme parks. I was in the Blue wave and Kim was in the Red wave. Blue wave runs through Epcot and meets up with the Red group at about mike 3. After EPCOT the route goes through the transportation center and onto the Magic Kingdom. From there is passes down to the Animal Kingdom and Hollywood studios and finally back though EPCOT.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
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