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Madison, Wisconsin
United States
90F / 32C
Total Time = 1h 04m 20s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 169/273
Pre-race routine:

breakfast was cereal, milk, banana, coffee.
Drove to finish area, poarked car, boarded on shuttle to starting line
mill around chatting with paul, amanda, kathryn and SimplyStu
  • 1h 04m 20s
  • 6.21 miles
  • 10m 22s  min/mile

I was completely confused at the first mile marker-- It was really a KM marker. It took me 5 markers to realize that there were actually going to be 10 of these suckers, and I had better slow the hell down and focus.
At 8k, I had to stop and throw up. The last 2k were hellacious. I took no walk breaks until then. Interesting that my Oly 10K was only 5 minutes slower and I took walk breaks the whole time! The heat and my poor nutrition nearly killed me.
What would you do differently?:

Pay better attention
Not horse around so much cheering and heckling fans, I ran out of steam BIG TIME.
Not eat coffee cake off picnic table of fans.
Hydrate better! (I cannot believe i actually went for a 10K run on coffee only!)
Post race
Warm down:

stagger around in heat. Look for pals. Eat food. Try not to let irate food-line-cutter guy kill Kathryn. Sit around feeling lousy, complaining, suggesting we stretch, not doing anything about it.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

poor nutrition choices, not paying attention to the race and goofing off a lot, the heat.
I have got to start taking this a little more seriously.

Event comments:

Not nearly enough water on the course. They ended up calling the marathon off at 5:15, it was just too hot. I watched one 1/2 marathoner collapse about 50 yds from finish line. It was scary.

They also had to change the 5k and 10k course at the last minute due to construction, and soe people got off course and were pissed (I would be too) but I had no trouble following the new route.

Last updated: 2006-04-20 12:00 AM
01:04:20 | 06.21 miles | 10m 22s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/273
Overall: 0/
Performance: Bad
Keeping cool Bad Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Below average
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? No
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? No
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

2006-05-30 8:03 AM

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2006-05-30 9:21 AM
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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Subject: RE: Mad City Marathon - 10K
Way to go Hollis!  It's soooooo tough running in hot humid weather.  Way to stick it out girl!!
2006-05-30 9:39 AM
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What's the point of racing if you can't heckle fans? That's one of the highlights of a race!

Congrats, Hollis!

2006-05-30 9:46 AM
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Madison, WI
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great race Hollis.  I had a ton of fun, and even though eating that coffee cake didn't pan out like you wanted it to, it was really entertaining at the was the heckling.  And, I think you're in line for an award for fast-puking; you stopped at 8K, puked, walked a little, and still were only about a minute behind me and amanda.  Very impressive.
2006-05-30 9:51 AM
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2006-05-30 10:19 AM
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yeah HOLLIS! fast puking award! Paul sneak We could run the Race for a Cure this coming weekend and improve on our times.  Thanks for running with me.  You got me through the first half because it felt a lot longer than I imagined it would.  I checked into TNT.  I'm supposed to be "hearing" from a rep. shortly.  I'm excited, but now I'm going to have to get serious...........

Anyways, you rock! I look forward to the next run!! and now Chicago!

2006-05-31 9:38 AM
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HA!  This from the race director: (so next year I bet we get more water!)



A Thank You to All Runners

Madison Festivals, Inc. would like to thank all of the runners that participated in the Mad City Marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, and Kids’ Race on May 28, 2006. We commend all of your efforts and we’d like to take this opportunity to apologize for any inconveniences. We would also like marathon runners to know that the decision to close the course due to the extreme weather conditions was not an easy one to make. Please know, though, that our first priority was and is to the safety and well-being of the runners, and we believe that we made the correct call to stop timing at 5:15. However, we would like to recognize all marathon finishers, and we’re currently working to resolve this issue.

We would also like to thank the participants in this year’s races that have taken the time to share their feelings and concerns regarding other issues as well. We take your feedback very seriously and are working to compile the information you’ve shared with us in order to best provide solutions. We thank you for your patience with this matter, but know that your concerns are our concerns. Please keep checking the Web site for further news and notices.

Thank you once again to all the runners, spectators, and sponsors that participated in this year’s Mad City Marathon races. We hope to see you again in ’07.

Keith Peterson
Race Director


2006-06-01 10:53 AM
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Evergreen, Colorado
Subject: RE: Mad City Marathon - 10K
Wow...sounds toasty.  Hope you are recovering well...
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