Lakefront Marathon - RunMarathon

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
United States
Badgerland Striders
50F / 10C
Total Time = 00m
Overall Rank = 44/763
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 6/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 5 - chilled with my cat for a while then got everyone else up and going at 6. Ate a banana and en english muffin w/PB & J plus a little water. Got ready inside the highschool - then froze my azzz off outside.
  • 3h 31m 2s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 03s  min/mile

Wow this was painful. Overall time is respectable. Qualified for Boston which was the main goal. But at mile 20 I was at a 2:27 - which should have put me at a sub 3:15. Obviously that did not happen. Got so queasy and ended up run/walking the last 6.2. 3 of which was in the wind ..ugh
What would you do differently?:

I really do not know what happened. I have struggled in all my training with hydration and nutrition. I had only about 1 1/2 gels and maybe 16 oz of water if even that. I am thinking I might try sports beans and see if those are easier for me to get down.

Post race
Warm down:

Shiver!!! Actually went to the med tent after I crossed. The guy who caught me at the end and walked with me asked me how I was doing and then thought going to the med tent might be a good idea. No IV but did get some water and a warm blanky.

Tried to eat and drink some but not too succesful. Ate 1 cookie and that was about it. Husband made me drink water which was good for me but irritated me at the same time :) . Lucky for him I was in no mood to argue.

But....DONKEY PARTY after. That rocked!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hydration and nutrition I think. I had 2 20 mile training runs and had issues at the end of those as well.

Event comments:

Serious gaps in the aid stations. I think there were a couple times where there was a 2 mile gap.

Last updated: 2009-03-13 12:00 AM
03:31:02 | 26.2 miles | 08m 03s  min/mile
Age Group: 6/
Overall: 44/763
Performance: Average
Course: Flat and downhill the last 6 miles. Sounds like fun..NOT! Downhill at the end hurts.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Ok
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