Walt Disney World Marathon - RunMarathon

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Orlando, Florida
United States
59F / 15C
Total Time = 4h 49m 5s
Overall Rank = 5888/14920
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 427/
  • 00m
  • 26.2 miles
  •  min/mile

Did really well for first 15 miles; kept between 10:05 and 10:15 pace. Right side IT band started to hurt around mile 15. Put Biofreeze on IT band and knees at every aid station thereafter, kept going pretty much until mile 23. Had to walk/run through last 5k, which really hurt my time. Missed my 4:45 goal by four minutes. But still took 49 minutes off of last year's time!
What would you do differently?:

Longer training runs
Post race
Warm down:

After getting medal, went to medical for Biofreeze and real ice. Laid down and stretched IT band and other muscles. Then walked Epcot. Had beer, bratwurst and pretzel at Germany!!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

IT band issues.

Event comments:

Need to do another marathon to reach that 4:30 goal. I know I can do it, just need to train better for the longer distances. No more of this "20 miles is the longest distance you run before a marathon" crap!

Last updated: 2009-01-30 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 26.2 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/14920
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4