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Carlsbad Marathon - RunMarathon

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Carlsbad, California
United States
Total Time = 3h 43m 15s
Overall Rank = 259/1141
Age Group = 18-24
Age Group Rank = 16/43
Pre-race routine:

Got to Carlsbad at 3pm the day before. Checked in, then went to the hotel and got a short run in before dinner. I got to bed around 8. My alarm for waking up at 3am to get some pasta in me didn't go off for some reason (stupid iPhone). Got up at 5am and went to the start line.
Event warmup:

Ran for about 10 minutes around the start line, 20 min before start
  • 3h 43m 15s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 31s  min/mile

Had a great run, no problems. The oranges around mile 22 were fantastic!!! I ran around the 3:35 to 3:40 group the whole time, anyone else around there?
What would you do differently?:

Longer Base Period, more training
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around the finish line area for 45 minutes looking for my family.

Last updated: 2009-01-15 12:00 AM
03:43:15 | 26.2 miles | 08m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 16/43
Overall: 259/1141
Performance: Good
Course: Course was great, but considering this was my first Marathon I have nothing to base that on. Running along 101 with the waves pounding on the beach was great
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
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]

2009-01-26 3:03 PM

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Subject: Carlsbad Marathon

2009-01-26 4:10 PM
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Vista, CA
Subject: RE: Carlsbad Marathon
Congrats on your first marathon!
2009-01-26 6:21 PM
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Fort Collins, CO
Subject: RE: Carlsbad Marathon
fantastic time for a first marathon, congrats on a great race!
2009-01-26 8:30 PM
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Subject: RE: Carlsbad Marathon

Just got official time: 3:43:15

 I think a 3:10 is within reach for me next year.

2009-01-27 6:44 AM
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Alpharetta, GA
Subject: RE: Carlsbad Marathon
Great job on your first Marathon!
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