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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Philadelphia Marathon
45F / 7C
Total Time = 4h 01m 15s
Overall Rank = 3314/7471
Age Group = M 35-39
Age Group Rank = 413/716
  • 4h 01m 15s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 13s  min/mile

Stayed with the 3:50 pace group up until about 18 miles then started to fall back. Pace considerable slowed for the last 6 miles
What would you do differently?:

I would take it out just as fast. I just need to adjust my training to allow me to keep the pace over the last 6 miles.
Post race
Warm down:

Walking to the hotel & some cold beers. Did not attempt to stretch anything until the next day.

Event comments:

I feel like this race was too crowded. This year there were over 20,000 for the combined races - at least a 10% increase from past years. During the first 10 miles when the course was on philly streets it was very difficult to pass people at times. Even after the 1/2 marathon finished - the crowd did not thin out very much.

Last updated: 2009-11-05 12:00 AM
04:01:15 | 26.2 miles | 09m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 413/716
Overall: 3314/7471
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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] 3

2009-11-23 8:13 PM

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Swarthmore, PA
Subject: Philadelphia Marathon

2009-11-23 8:31 PM
in reply to: #2528195

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Subject: RE: Philadelphia Marathon
GREAT JOB!  Trail runs are usually not crowded
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