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Mississauga Marathon - RunMarathon

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Mississauga, Ontario
15C / 59F
Total Time = 4h 35m 46s
Overall Rank = 1085/1414
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 131/146
Pre-race routine:

Coffee & Bagel.
Event warmup:

Pacing around the start line followed by brisk jog to porta-potties. Should not have had Taco Bell the nite before.
  • 4h 35m 46s
  • 26.22 miles
  • 10m 31s  min/mile

My goal was 4hrs. I started near the back of the line, so my chip time was 5 min. ahead of gun time.

I hooked up with the 4:00hr pace bunny and was doing well for a while. I passed the 1/2M mark at 1:57 and was feeling fine. Then around the 25km mark things went wrong. Energy levels dropped and I got very cold. The 4hr pace group dissapeard in the distance as I began to take walk breaks. By the 30km mark I was suffering. At the 32km mark the 4:15 group passed me. I was now walking 50% of the time. By the 35km mark I was walking 75% of the time. I shuffled and shambled my way on to the finsh.

What would you do differently?:

Train - especuially longer distances. I ran my first 1/2M without ever running farther than one 10 mile race. I learned that you can't do that with the marathon - running 1 or 2 half-marathons does not prepare you for a full. It was a humbling experience but I needed this kick in the pants. When October rolls around i'll start training long distance running.

Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of Traininig

Event comments:

Nice race, some beautiful neighbourhoods.

Last updated: 2009-06-30 12:00 AM
04:35:46 | 26.22 miles | 10m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/146
Overall: 0/1414
Performance: Below average
Course: Starting at Square One shopping plaza, the course winds its way alomst into S-E Oakville (alomst to Lakeshore & Ford) and then back due east along the lake.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2009-06-30 2:25 PM

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