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Spirit of Saint Louis Marathon - RunMarathon

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St. Louis, Missouri
United States
GO! St. Louis
57F / 14C
Total Time = 3h 56m 28s
Overall Rank = 504/1709
Age Group = 20-24
Age Group Rank = 52/113
Pre-race routine:

PB and J pancakes, gatorade, stretching.
Event warmup:

  • 3h 56m 28s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 02s  min/mile

I felt great for a while, til mile 18-19. At mile 25, I booked it to the finish, fearing my legs would give out from underneath me every step, but I made in in less than 4 hours for my first marathon.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe stay with the pace group, but I figure I would have fell behind sooner if I did not pass them at mile 8.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked to city hall to get dry clothes on. Wasn't hungry, but I sipped gatorade.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

It was my first marathon, I do not have a very high endurance base yet.

Event comments:

Great race, 15,000 runners are hard to accommodate, but they did great.

Last updated: 2009-01-28 12:00 AM
03:56:28 | 26.2 miles | 09m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 52/113
Overall: 504/1709
Performance: Good
Course: Somewhat hilly, very wet.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-04-19 1:34 PM

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Subject: Spirit of Saint Louis Marathon

2009-04-22 3:57 PM
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Subject: RE: Spirit of Saint Louis Marathon
Nice race, the rain really sucked, but at least you managed and got your goal. Next time will be even faster.
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