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The Woodlands, Texas
United States
The Woodlands Marathon
Total Time = 3h 08m 42s
Overall Rank = 37/904
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 8/
Pre-race routine:

Blueberry beagle w/peanut butter, banana, coffee, and a little Gatorade.
Event warmup:

  • 00m
  • 26.2 miles
  •  min/mile

When I entered to corral people were already packed like sardines. I could to get close to the 3:15 group that I wanted to start with and it took me close to 3 miles to get to it. I went by and felt great so I kept at my pace. Once I got into a grove I decided to shoot for a Boston qualifier. I know I have the speed, but I always question my weight to hold me back at the back end of a long race. I was around 220 before the race because I did to give up eating and drinking (sanity for being a elementary). I felt real good through out the race with, only little pain my hamstrings and labored breathing at the end. I knew my physical strength was fine, so I had to concentrate on my mental. It get real lonely on a 2 loop course when there is no other runners around.
What would you do differently?:

I am so glad I ran with my hand held bottle with a pocket on it. I was able to have Gatorade in it along with 5 gels. If I would have know they were not going to have Gatorade on the second loop I would have drank water a stops before I ran out. I do feel sorry for the people who were depending on course nutrition when they only had 2 places for gels and no Gatorade on the second loop.
Post race
What limited your ability to perform faster:

I was happy

Event comments:

It would have been a train wreck if it was a higher temp today. No. Gatorade and only 2 gel stations could have ended bad for many people who did to carry ther own nutrition

Last updated: 2013-03-02 12:00 AM
00:00:00 | 26.2 miles |  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/904
Performance: Good
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2013-03-02 9:09 PM

Montgomery, Tx
Subject: The Woodlands Marathon

2013-03-03 11:14 AM
in reply to: #4643826

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Subject: RE: The Woodlands Marathon
yeah buddy!!! congrats on the BQ!!!  awesome job. 
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