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Marine Corps Marathon - Run

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Washington DC, VA/MD
United States
72F / 22C
Total Time = 8h 00m
Overall Rank = 3911/
Age Group = M 25-29
Age Group Rank = 358/
Pre-race routine:

I got up and grabbed some OJ & an energy bar that I grabbed during the expo the day before. I ensured that, with the forecasted heat, I grabbed several bottles of water before heading to the Metro.

Event warmup:

I got to the start so early..too early in fact, but I streteched and made the most of it.
  • 4h 19m 31s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 55s  min/mile

This was my first marathon and it was a tale of things done wrong...I went out too fast, drank too much water and basically ran the race 180 degrees from the way I trained (I ate before and during the race...I never did that before).
What would you do differently?:

Pop my head out of my @ss...luckily several weeks later I ran the Philly with a time much more respectable (in MHOB).
Post race
Event comments:

Despite my bad experience (it was all my fault) this was a great run/event...the Marines & crowd are inspirational. If your looking for a good marathon...this is it.

Last updated: 2005-02-16 12:00 AM
04:19:31 | 26.2 miles | 09m 55s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2005-02-16 2:20 PM

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Philadelphia, PA
Subject: Marine Corps Marathon
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