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Washington, DC, Washington, D.C.
United States
Marine Corps
Sunny
Total Time = 5h 12m 52s
Overall Rank = 13589 /18305
Age Group = 30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 530am. Had some oatmeal and water. Then headed to the Metro. it was COLD COLD COLD outside. But it was sunny.
Event warmup:

stretched some. But jumped up and down more then anything to stay warm
Run
  • 5h 12m 52s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 56s  min/mile
Comments:

My IT band was killng me but I ran through most of it. I walked through most of the water stops but it took everything I had to start again.

Mile 18 near the Washington Monument was a killer. I turned off Constitution and started to walk. My leg hurt so bad I started to cry. I had my sunglasses on so I was able to hide it a little. One of the specators said...."THIS IS A NO WALK ZONE!" ... grrrrr I know she was just trying to be supportive but still. I walked to the water stop outside the American History Museum and then started to run again. I was able to pull most of the rest off with mostly running and little walking. I started walking the start of the 14th street brdge but once the main road connected to the HOV lane I noticed almost everyone was walking...so I figured it was a good time to start running... LOL

The Crystal City loop was killer. I hated having to loop back on the runners. That part sucked. But there was a HASH group there handing out BEER! I didn't stop but Butch did. I was in a zon since I have less then 5 miles left. It didn't seem possible. I left like I was so far from the start but there was only a few miles left.
What would you do differently?:

not run 2 other marathons in the 21 days before this one. This race felt good. But my body was sore and tired from the other two.
Post race
Warm down:

tried to walk to the family meet-up area. Found my baby at the bridge. He was standing in the middle of the road looking for me. We waited in line to use the port-a-potty which was gross and no paper...(grrrrr) then we got our USAA coins, and attempted to get on the metro, but the line was around the block. So we shuffled up to the Courthouse Metro. BUT we stopped at an irish bar for beers and burgers....UMMMMM SO GOOD! We started off with a 7 layer dip! MONEY!!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Twin Cities and Baltimore marathons....

Event comments:

Wonderful race! Lots of Marines. Lots of Volunteers! Fun people on the run. Lots of spectators.


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Last updated: 2008-10-30 12:00 AM
Running
05:12:52 | 26.2 miles | 11m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 13589/18305
Performance: Good
Course: Great course Nice route. There was a hill in Georgetown (see photo) that was tough but do-able.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 2
Physical exertion [1-5] 2
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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2008-10-30 8:27 AM

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2008-10-30 9:33 AM
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Woo Hoo!  Great job on the race. 

3 mary's that close?  My legs hurt hearing you say that!

 

2008-10-30 10:01 AM
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2 marathons 21 days before MCM?  Wow!!  I don't know how you did it.  Congrats and nice job out there

2008-10-30 10:39 AM
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I hope you have your marathon maniac shirt by now!!! 

Crazy running!  Great job on the race and I love the pictures!!!

2008-10-30 2:05 PM
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Great job!  It looks like it was a beautiful day for a little run.   
2008-10-30 2:23 PM
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very very impressive to do that many mary's so close together!!!  great job on yet another OUTSTANDING performance!!!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWW 



2008-10-30 5:54 PM
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Ah, yes...lots of marines.

Great run!

2008-10-30 9:26 PM
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Uh Rah!   You Rock.  
2008-10-31 7:13 AM
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you are the woman!  Great job! 
2008-10-31 10:02 AM
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Great job!!!  I don't know how you were able to do all those marathons so close together.  I can finally walk normally after Sunday!
2008-10-31 3:51 PM
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Great job! Three marathons in less than a month is hard core. I'm impressed.


2008-10-31 8:58 PM
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Echo the rest- how in the world do you do 3 in a month?

And I agree with you on that Crystal City loop- that was never-ending..

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