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Rock 'n' Roll Seattle - Marathon - RunMarathon

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Seattle, Washington
United States
Competitor Group
70'sF / 0C
Total Time = 4h 37m 9s
Overall Rank = 2774/5618
Age Group = F45-49
Age Group Rank = 123/343
  • 4h 37m 9s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 35s  min/mile

I planned to run 1 mile/walk 1 minute; to drink water or my drink mix every mile and take in GU every 3 miles. I wore my own hydration belt because my stomach did not adjust well to the Cytomax (the drink provided on the course). My goal time was 4:30. Once I got to the third mile, I made a few adjustments. The number one decision was to forget about the goal time, just do better than 4:45 (my only other marathon time. This race was turning into such a fun experience. I had purchased a small Canon "elph" camera just for this race. I wanted to capture many moments from this fun time. I kept the run 1 mile/walk 1 minute, and the pace of 10:00/mile, I just added a lot of stops for photos. I drank water more frequently due to the heat. I realized I would run out of my own electrolyte drink before the end of the race, so I decided that I would take Cytomax after 20 miles, because I was sweating quite a bit and knew I needed the electrolytes. I felt strong right up to the finish. I know without the stops I would have had 4:30 or better, but I would not have the pictures or met the great people who posed with me or took the pictures. I am very, very happy.

Post race

Last updated: 2008-10-04 12:00 AM
04:37:09 | 26.2 miles | 10m 35s  min/mile
Age Group: 123/343
Overall: 2774/5618
Performance: Good
Distance MAR Clock Time 5:09:58 Chip Time 4:37:09 Overall Place 2774 / 5618 Gender Place 1196 / 3067 Division Place 123 / 343 Age Grade 55.6% Pace 10:35 Ttlrace 5618 Ttldiv 343 Ttlsex 3067 5 Km 33:17 10 Km 1:09:31 9 Mi 1:39:05 Half Way 2:21:31 30 Km 3:19:39
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
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?
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-06-29 8:54 PM

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Subject: Rock 'n' Roll Seattle - Marathon

2009-06-29 9:31 PM
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Bellingham, Washington
Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Roll Seattle - Marathon
Short RR, but good job on the finish time.   I didn't like the cytomax much either.  I brought my own NUUN Tablets.
but on Aurora avenue I started to fill from the cups and one of the volunteers said this would be faster and grabbed a pitcher and dipped it in the trashcan/baggie full of water.  Tasted metalic, so I had to dump my final NUUN.
2009-06-30 1:06 PM
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San Francisco
Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Roll Seattle - Marathon
Michele, sounds like you good time out there.  How about sharing those pictures?
2009-07-01 3:50 PM
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Liverpool, New York
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Subject: RE: Rock 'n' Roll Seattle - Marathon
Congratulations on a fun race!  great attitude

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