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The Missoula Marathon - RunMarathon

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Missoula, Montana
United States
Run Wild Missoula
70F / 21C
Total Time = 4h 52m 34s
Overall Rank = 447/600
Age Group = 40-45
Age Group Rank = 37/45
Pre-race routine:

got up at 3:39 am ate pancakes had some water got my gear ready and headed out the door to catch the buss by 5:30 to the start line.
Event warmup:

nothing by the time we got to the start we only had about 15min to start
  • 4h 52m 34s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 10s  min/mile

I started the run with a nice easy pace about a 9:40 mile.At mile 14 there was a nice little hill 300 ft up and 500 ft long at least thats what it felt like just a grunt to get to the top.I went back to my pace after that until mile 16 something when my body (mostly my legs)started to hurt I walked for a minute hoping that would help,it did for awhile.I could only go for a mile then I would have to walk again.By mile 21 I was realy sick to my stomach and was reduced to just walking fast. every time I tried to run it out I would almost lose it so I just kept walking. At mile 25.5 I hade a huge burp come out and I felt alot better I was then able to run to the finish smiling, no realy I was smiling ear to ear because I could not believe I made it without dying.
What would you do differently?:

Maybe more TRAINING
Post race
Warm down:

Drank some water and sat on the curb and stetched my legs out. I'm very happy that they were only a little tired it just goes to show ya a good base is all you need to keep from being crippled after a marathon.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Major lack of training.

Event comments:

I realy liked this race the course is very scenic and flat with only 1 hillI will do this again maybe even train for it next time.

Last updated: 2009-05-22 12:00 AM
04:52:34 | 26.2 miles | 11m 10s  min/mile
Age Group: 37/45
Overall: 447/600
Performance: Good
Course: Starting in Frenchtown and take the back roads along the mountians then into downtown Missoula.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2009-07-14 11:23 PM

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