Country Music Marathon - RunMarathon

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Nashville, Tennessee
United States
Elite Racing
90F / 32C
Total Time = 5h 56m 18s
Overall Rank = 3563/4146
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 323/338
Pre-race routine:

Stand in line in corral forever.
  • 5h 56m 18s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 13m 36s  min/mile

Too hot and hilly. Crossed 13.1 in 2:20 (right on goal) but felt like crap. By mile 16, my right calf started to cramp and I resorted to running / walking. as the race went on, I walked longer and longer and ran shorter and shorter. Walked entire last 10k.
What would you do differently?:

Train more, take salt better
Post race
Event comments:

The heat was the worst factor, and it is really otu of the RD's control.

Last updated: 2009-03-17 12:00 AM
05:56:18 | 26.2 miles | 13m 36s  min/mile
Age Group: 323/338
Overall: 3563/4146
Performance: Bad
Course: Hilly and Hot (88 to 90 degrees by 10 am). There is no shade anywhere on the course. Drink stations were well organized with lots of volunteers. Crowd support was awesome.
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4