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Little Rock, Arkansas
United States
Little Rock Marathon
55F / 13C
Total Time = 7h 02m 5s
Overall Rank = 1499/1545
Age Group = F 30-34
Age Group Rank = 76/78
Pre-race routine:

Pasta for dinner the night before. Great night's sleep (thank you ambien). The usual peanut butter sandwich and banana for breakfast. Stomach was a bit upset, so I took an Immodium.
Event warmup:

Besides the 4 months of training runs... a walk from car to race start. Started early, so only had to start with 300 folks.
  • 7h 02m 5s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 16m 07s  min/mile

There is a wall at the 20 mile mark. I had been told about it, and I met it. Walked about a mile, then ok to jog again.

Ate a Gu each hour for the first 5 hours. Starving at mile 22, so a handful of pretzels, a 1/4 banana and an orange slice. Then felt better. Couldn't stomach any more Gu after that.
What would you do differently?:

Everything went fairly smooth for a first marathon I think. The weather threw me a little. Training runs have all been in freezing temps, then the weather decided to be 60 degrees and partly sunny.
Post race
Warm down:

Walk back to the car. Went to the mile 22 aid station to help with breakdown.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Weight and lack of experience.

Event comments:

Very well stocked aid stations. Tons of volunteers. The expo is great. Tech shirts for the full mary, cotton for the other distances. Very well organized. Thankful for the early start. Largest finishers metal ever. The thing is huge and super tacky.

Last updated: 2010-02-05 12:00 AM
07:02:05 | 26.2 miles | 16m 07s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/78
Overall: 0/1545
Performance: Good
Fastest miles were in the middle and uphill. Interesting. The Gramin's battery died at 6 hrs 15 minutes.
Course: Mostly flat. Miles 16 to 18 is were uphill. Another hill at mile 25. Other than those, mostly flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2010-03-09 1:16 PM

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