General Discussion Race Reports! » Spirit of Saint Louis Marathon Rss Feed  
Moderators: k9car363, alicefoeller Reply

Spirit of Saint Louis Marathon - RunMarathon

View Member's Race Log View other race reports
St. Louis, Missouri
United States
GO! St. Louis
65F / 18C
Total Time = 4h 26m 37s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Had a great time, met up with friends, sat around chit-chatting...just a great day.
Event warmup:

Walking the 7 blocks from the hotel to the start corral
  • 4h 26m 37s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 11s  min/mile

My race was the tale of two races, the first half was great, finished the half in 1:58 and was really feeling stronger as I was going....wish someone had told my left knee that. I had my first dose of ITB problems to the point where at around mile 18 I was contemplating how much money I had in my race belt and how much it would cost to take a cab back to the start finish area. I'm not exactly thrilled with my time, but bad races happen. Here are my splits for the day

Mile 1 9:27
Mile 2 9:27
Mile 3 9:18
Mile 4 8:56
Mile 5 8:40
Mile 6 8:38
Mile 7 9:10
Mile 8 9:11
Mile 9 8:54
Mile 10 8:22
Mile 11 9:14
Mile 12 9:14
Mile 13 8:44
Mile 14 9:42
Mile 15 9:32
Mile 16 12:20
Mile 17 12:21
Mile 18 13:10
Mile 19 10:56
Mile 20 9:44
Mile 21 9:21
Mile 22 13:19
Mile 23 11:41
Mile 24 13:22
Mile 25 12:32
Mile 26 10:18
Mile.2 1:56

At the end, if it was flat I could still run reasonable times, if it was on hills, or side hill(with the crowning in the road)forget it.

What would you do differently?:

Amputate my left IT Band.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

%$#@$#@ left knee

Last updated: 2008-02-02 12:00 AM
04:26:37 | 26.2 miles | 10m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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]

2008-04-06 5:44 PM

User image

Columbia, MO
Subject: Spirit of Saint Louis Marathon

2008-04-06 8:25 PM
in reply to: #1319269

User image

scottsdale, az
Subject: RE: Spirit of Saint Louis Marathon
I'm really sorry your race didn't grow as planned. You just can't always predict aches/paines during a race. I hope your taking it easy and getting healed up!
2008-04-06 11:14 PM
in reply to: #1319269

User image

Subject: RE: Spirit of Saint Louis Marathon
Nice job gutting it out.  Marathons are tough when you're feeling good.  Running 26.2 miles through pain is a testament of your mental strength.  Great running!
2008-04-07 4:22 PM
in reply to: #1319269

User image

Broomfield, Colorado
Subject: RE: Spirit of Saint Louis Marathon
Knees/ITBs should be quiet during marathons!!!!  Regardless, you did GREAT Brad....those splits for mile 20/21 show how tough you are mentally!
General Discussion-> Race Reports!
General Discussion Race Reports! » Spirit of Saint Louis Marathon Rss Feed