National Guard Marathon & Half-Marathon - RunMarathon

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Lincoln, Nebraska
United States
Lincoln Track Club
75F / 24C
Total Time = 3h 19m 21s
Overall Rank = 96/1142
Age Group = M 40-44
Age Group Rank = 20/115
  • 3h 19m 21s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 07m 37s  min/mile

Cramping at miles 24 and 26 (I had to stop 70 yards from the finish line to stretch until my cramp in my right hampstring released.
What would you do differently?:

1 - Bring my Garmin and Heart Rate Strap (left it on the dresser at home)
2 - Try not to bank time (you'd think I would learn)
3 - Better nutrition stategy (wasn't ready for the 75 degree temperatures as it has been below 50 degrees throughout my training here in Spokane)
4 - Was inspired by Jeff Galloway's pre-race speech but I must've done it wrong because my walk/run miles were 30 minutes slower (Never try anything new on race day)
Post race
Event comments:

Three mile spacings between some of the drink stations at critical points on the course. Crowd and volunteers were awesome. Would've been nice to have an ice bath for my feet at5 the end of the race.

Last updated: 2008-11-23 12:00 AM
03:19:21 | 26.2 miles | 07m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 20/115
Overall: 96/1142
Performance: Good
Course: Combination loop/out and back course. Flat and fast with a few rollers and one challenging hill strategically placed at mile 18.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
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? No
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4