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Walt Disney World Marathon - RunMarathon

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Orlando, Florida
United States
26F / -3C
Total Time = 4h 07m 46s
Overall Rank = 2645/16883
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 422/1633
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at 2:30 to get ready. Ate breakfast of Oatmeal and Orange Juice and got dressed for the race. Drive an hour to Disney.
Event warmup:

Not much of a warm up, light stretching but mostly talking to others. Probably a mile walk from the baggage check to the start line.
  • 4h 07m 46s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 28s  min/mile

The run felt good, it was tough to get up to speed having started in the last coral, I had to weave my way through a lot of walker and people that were slower than me. After about 5 mile I started to feel a grove and then plowed forward at an hour and half, I took a gel and then at 15 and 19. My legs started hurting around mile 18 and the last 4 miles were brutal but was able to push forward only stopping to walk for about 50 yards at mile 23. This was the longest run I have ever done and at the end of the race, began to feel very emotional. A 20 year dream came true and it was the perfect race to do it at, although it was pretty chilly.
What would you do differently?:

Not a thing. So happy with this race.
Post race
Warm down:

Not much, got my medal, picture and some powerade and headed to the car, which took about 15 minutes to find. Always remember to write down where you park. Too cold to wonder around.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

A huge race and starting in the back.

Event comments:

Nothing bad to say except this race is huge with 16000 finishers, some areas get narrowed down as you enter the parks, so congestion happens. I almost accidently tackled a guy for stopping in front of me in the last mile of the race, I just couldn't move around him, luckily I was able to slow down enough to avoid the accident, but it took a lot of energy I didn't have.

Last updated: 2009-10-27 12:00 AM
04:07:46 | 26.2 miles | 09m 28s  min/mile
Age Group: 422/1633
Overall: 2645/16883
Performance: Good
Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 10m 18s 1.00 miles 10m 18s /mile 150 169 2 10m 17s 1.00 miles 10m 17s /mile 147 155 3 09m 48s 1.00 miles 09m 48s /mile 151 158 4 09m 43s 1.00 miles 09m 43s /mile 150 157 5 08m 53s 1.00 miles 08m 53s /mile 157 161 6 08m 55s 1.00 miles 08m 55s /mile 156 160 7 08m 32s 1.00 miles 08m 32s /mile 156 160 8 08m 22s 1.00 miles 08m 22s /mile 157 160 9 08m 30s 1.00 miles 08m 30s /mile 157 162 10 08m 53s 1.00 miles 08m 53s /mile 156 161 11 08m 42s 1.00 miles 08m 42s /mile 158 162 12 08m 49s 1.00 miles 08m 49s /mile 154 160 13 09m 05s 1.00 miles 09m 05s /mile 154 160 14 08m 27s 1.00 miles 08m 27s /mile 157 160 15 09m 19s 1.00 miles 09m 19s /mile 154 161 16 09m 00s 1.00 miles 09m /mile 154 161 17 09m 11s 1.00 miles 09m 11s /mile 153 158 18 09m 40s 1.00 miles 09m 40s /mile 151 158 19 09m 20s 1.00 miles 09m 20s /mile 156 161 20 09m 38s 1.00 miles 09m 38s /mile 156 161 21 09m 36s 1.00 miles 09m 36s /mile 153 160 22 09m 03s 1.00 miles 09m 03s /mile 160 165 23 09m 44s 1.00 miles 09m 44s /mile 155 162 24 09m 27s 1.00 miles 09m 27s /mile 155 158 25 09m 54s 1.00 miles 09m 54s /mile 156 161 26 10m 31s 1.00 miles 10m 31s /mile 152 159 27 06m 15s 0.73 miles 08m 37s /mile 163 167
Course: Mostly flat around disney, maybe one hill which was an overpass.
Keeping cool 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? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-01-12 2:11 PM

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Lakeland, FL
Subject: Walt Disney World Marathon

2010-01-13 9:24 AM
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Oak Park, Il
Subject: RE: Walt Disney World Marathon

Nice work. Congrats!

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