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Twin Cities Marathon - RunMarathon

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Minneapolis St. Paul, Minnesota
United States
TCM, Inc
50F / 10C
Total Time = 3h 35m 28s
Overall Rank = 1371/8429
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 173/747
Pre-race routine:

Got up at 5:30am. Coffee anf frosted mini wheats for breakfast as usual. Father in-law picked me up at the house at 6:30am. He gives me a ride to the metrodome every year so we cannot break from tradition.

Event warmup:

Walking from the dome to corral 1 is enough. Chated with a co-worker and off we go at 8am.
  • 3h 35m 28s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 13s  min/mile

It was beautiful day to run. I think that is the best day we have had at the twincites marathon the past few years. The only plan I had was to finish between 3:30-3:45. Coming off of IMMOO a 3 weeks ago I was not sure what to expect. I got in runs the previous two weekends of 16 and 12 miles. Had a little rough patch mentally between miles 16 and 19. Once we hit 20 and started climbing to summit ave I used all the energy I had left to the finish.
Post race
Warm down:

My wife and kids and father in-law were at the end to meet me. It is the only race they go to with me all year and every year. It sure felt good to see them at the end. I know they support what I do each season and I could not do it without thier support and toleration of the training that is required for Ironman, Triathlons and Marathons.

The twincities marathon is always a good way to end the season. I will be back again next year. It is my favorite marathon.

Last updated: 2009-10-05 12:00 AM
03:35:28 | 26.2 miles | 08m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 173/747
Overall: 1371/8429
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2009-10-05 10:54 AM

TwinCities, MN
Subject: Twin Cities Marathon

2009-10-05 11:09 AM
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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Great race, congrats!  TC is my one and only marathon way back in 1987. 
2009-10-05 11:38 AM
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Great race.  It was an absolutely perfect day for running.

2009-10-05 2:50 PM
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, Minnesota
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You're speedy and tough!  Congrats on nailing this mara so soon after Moo.
2009-10-06 8:08 PM
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Ames, IA
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Nice run!  And just 3 weeks after IMWI?  Impressive.
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