Boston Marathon - RunMarathon

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Boston, Massachusetts
United States
Boston Athletic Association
Total Time = 4h 04m 1s
Overall Rank = 16465/
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Was lucky enough that my charity bus left basically across the street from where I live so I got to sleep in till about 5am. Woohoo! Took the bus out to Hopkinton with my team, wandered around a little. Ate and then did some yoga with a team mate. My heart rate was way up all morning and the yoga really helped bring it down. I felt really relaxed after that, actually, and ready to go.
Event warmup:

Stretched, ate a few luna moons, kept drinking water. It was pretty crazy getting into the corrals. There were just SO many people. And I was in the last one since I was a charity runner.
  • 4h 04m 1s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 19s  min/mile

I am pretty happy because I ran this race just about exactly as I wanted to. I started out really slow so I wouldn't burn myself out on the downhill miles to start. I was about 20 sec/mile slower than my goal time. After about 4 miles, I was on pace and just tried to keep it nice and comfortable. I definitely got passed a lot at the beginning but it was gratifying then passing a bunch of people on the Newton Hills knowing I had ran smart. At about mile 16, I started to pick it up and was able to run the last ten miles a bit faster and I finished EXHAUSTED but feeling strong. I am really happy with the run and I think my next goal will be to break 4hrs.
What would you do differently?:

I keep trying to figure out how much to eat when I'm running and I think I still need to eat a little more. I would have brought one more GU with and I think I also need to diversify my intake.
Post race
Warm down:

I was so tired and felt pretty woozy after. I was a bit disoriented and my fingers were totally numb. Good thing my sister and her husband were there because they helped me get myself together a bit and got me home! I showered, then went out with my some folks from my charity to team to celebrate. I can't believe I actually made it out until midnight! Ha.

Event comments:

Great race and a great run. I am so happy to have finished my first marathon!

Last updated: 2009-01-26 12:00 AM
04:04:01 | 26.2 miles | 09m 19s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Hopkinton to Boston, baby!
Keeping cool Drinking
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5