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Newport Beach, California
United States
OC Marathon
60F / 16C
Total Time = 4h 20m 12s
Overall Rank = 524/1338
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 66/124
Pre-race routine:

Breakfast and water finished by 4:30am for 6:30 start
Event warmup:

I did not really warm up. The Shuttles took longer than expected and I was dropped off at the start at 6:27
  • 4h 20m 12s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 56s  min/mile

Lost three minutes waiting in line for a portta potty at mile 2. I didn't have a chance to go at the start. My split times indicate I did not go that hard early on, but I think I did. I had almost no training the last 3 weeks before the race. At mile 21 I simply started to fall apart.

Hydration was good. Volunteers weren't mixing the Powerade properly. It was hard to guess how many calories I was getting.
What would you do differently?:

Adequate training. Bring 2 or 3 gels. Show up earlier
Post race
Warm down:

walking and light massage

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of training

Event comments:

Poor parking control at start. Lack of shade at finish. Medical personell were neglecting a runner in the finish chute who showed serious symptoms of confusion and inablity to communicate. She was simply sitting in the sun on the asphalt staring at the ground. Me and some other runners had to get help for her. Scary.

Last updated: 2009-05-12 12:00 AM
04:20:12 | 26.2 miles | 09m 56s  min/mile
Age Group: 66/124
Overall: 524/1338
Performance: Below average
6.5 Mile: 1:07:18 Pace: 10:22 Half: 2:03:28 Pace: 9:26 19.6 Mile: 3:06:29 Pace: 9:31
Course: meandering course through South and central Orange County. There was a stretch in Newport where it was bottlenecked at everyone's pace was slowed for a mile or 2. Gradual incline in the back bay took its toll later in the race.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
Course challenge Too hard
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

2009-05-12 11:59 AM

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