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Sedona Marathon - RunMarathon

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Sedona, Arizona
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 00m
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  • 4h 05m 14s
  • 18.58 miles
  • 13m 12s  min/mile

This was my first ever DNF (Did Not Finish). I have to say that it was not my goal for the weekend. About 200 meters in as we were coming down the hill on the start I tripped across a chain that was in the dirt (it had previously been used to rope off the loop as there was construction in that area). I truely did not think that it was that bad and even kept right on pace till about mile 14. From mile 14 to mile 18 I hobbled down to a pace where i was too far out to make it back to the start by the 6 hour cut off. At mile 18 1/2 I was pulled from the course to close down aid stations.
What would you do differently?:

Pay better attention to where I put my feet.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

Bad day at the races!

Event comments:

The issues with this race were my own and not the events. I have had a great time the last several years at this event and still recommend it as a beautiful run for those that have not been to Sedona!

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Last updated: 2010-01-05 12:00 AM
04:05:14 | 18.58 miles | 13m 12s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Lap Time Distance Pace/Speed AHR MHR 1 09m 33s 1.00 miles 09m 33s /mile 168 180 2 09m 42s 1.00 miles 09m 42s /mile 173 180 3 12m 09s 1.00 miles 12m 09s /mile 174 179 4 11m 09s 1.00 miles 11m 09s /mile 170 176 5 10m 15s 1.00 miles 10m 15s /mile 171 178 6 11m 30s 1.00 miles 11m 30s /mile 169 175 7 12m 53s 1.00 miles 12m 53s /mile 171 176 8 11m 39s 1.00 miles 11m 39s /mile 164 171 9 11m 28s 1.00 miles 11m 28s /mile 165 174 10 13m 39s 1.00 miles 13m 39s /mile 167 178 11 12m 59s 1.00 miles 12m 59s /mile 165 177 12 12m 27s 1.00 miles 12m 27s /mile 163 166 13 12m 46s 1.00 miles 12m 46s /mile 161 168 14 15m 35s 1.00 miles 15m 35s /mile 157 166 15 16m 58s 1.00 miles 16m 58s /mile 154 164 16 17m 41s 1.00 miles 17m 41s /mile 144 153 17 16m 35s 1.00 miles 16m 35s /mile 142 150 18 15m 42s 1.00 miles 15m 42s /mile 141 153 19 10m 32s 0.58 miles 18m 04s /mile 142 149
Course: THE FULL MARATHON RACE Starts at the high point of Cultural Park Place near a Forest Service Trailhead then the course travels northwest down hill then travels uphill to the southeast then a Left to the northeast and takes a Right to the southeast with the intersection of Navoti Drive. Take a Left to the northeast onto Navoti Drive, through the intersection with Bristlecone Pines Road. Take the next Right to the southeast, just north of the Sedona Medical Center. Turn Left at Hwy 89A next to the sidewalk on the north side of the westbound lanes. Left turn onto Dry Creek Road on the west side of the street. Continue on Dry Creek Road to the "T" intersection. Take a Left onto Boynton Canyon Road. At the next "T" take a Left onto a new paved road called Boynton Pass Road or Forest Service 152C. This dirt road goes over a pass and has many "s" curves and can use the entire road width. At the "T" intersection take a left onto FS 525. 100ft past the intersection with FS 525 on top of a hill is the turn around for the course; returning the same path. Once returned to Cultural Park Place and Navoti Drive the course takes a Right onto Cultural Park Place and stays Right on the paved surface and follows this road downhill to the Left for the Finish where the Start was.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? No
Course challenge
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 1

2010-02-10 11:57 AM

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Peoria, AZ (Near Lake Pleasant)
Subject: Sedona Marathon

2010-02-10 12:23 PM
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Thornton, CO
Subject: RE: Sedona Marathon
Sorry to hear about your DNF.  I did the race as well and know that chain you're referring to.  I didn't look to the sides to see what it was connected to but I remember thinking that it's probably one of those chains they just pull up to close that section of the road like they do at national parks and stuff.

Looks like you still made it quite far in the run considering that though.  It's amazing how things we don't think are a big deal can affect you when you're going that kind of distance.  Hope you're recovering ok from it.

You're also right, it's an incredibly scenic race... but also incredibly hilly.
2010-02-10 3:36 PM
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the desert
Subject: RE: Sedona Marathon
@#$&! chains in the dirt! At least you looked good - - sweet threads! Sorry at the DNF.
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