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Eye Q Two Cities Marathon - Run

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fresno, California
United States
60F / 16C
Total Time = 4h 28m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 50-54
Age Group Rank = 8/22
Event warmup:

Jogged around a bit. Hit the porta potty twice. Stashed gear bag in truck and chatted with LA and BJ.
  • 4h 28m 9s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 10m 14s  min/mile

I came out too fast trying to keep up with the 4:00 pacer. He was going too fast and I knew it. The first 4 miles weren't fun and I wanted to stop right then and there. My back/hip/leg was bothersome. By mile 6 I was feeling better and realized I was in it for the long haul. I chatted with some guys and kept my mojo going up through mile 18. Then the long road to nowhere came and crowds were that non-existent. I kept slogging on. By mile 22 I was done. I tried to walk and got dizzy, so I kept slogging. I was on pace to hit 4:05 ish until mile 22. I managed to shuffle my way to the finish line, but it was the hardest thing I've ever done. I told my cohorts not to EVER let me do another marathon again. At that moment I really never wanted to run again in my life and I meant every word. I've never felt so awful.
What would you do differently?:

I would hope for no injuries and be able to train properly, so I wouldn't totally lose it at the end.Never felt that before.
Post race
Warm down:

Walked around and found a medical person to help me. Felt like I would pass out if I sat down but I was having a hard time walking straight. Finally got a bit of water down and tried to eat but that wasn't happening. Tried to throw up because I was naseaus but that wasn't working either. Couldn't go to the bathroom either. Dehydrated.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Injury and therefore not appropriate training.

Event comments:

Great porta potties -- no lines ever. Good drink support. NOt a lot of crowd support in the hinterlands.

Last updated: 2010-11-10 12:00 AM
04:28:09 | 26.2 miles | 10m 14s  min/mile
Age Group: 8/22
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? No
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] 4

2010-12-18 9:58 PM

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Vista, CA
Subject: Eye Q Two Cities Marathon

2010-12-30 2:43 PM
in reply to: #3253692

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Melon Presser
Subject: RE: Eye Q Two Cities Marathon
sorry it took me so long to get to this

super duper congrats for making it through the last 6 mi of hell

you're still a crazy speedy lady--top 10 in AG

bad pacer!
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