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Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon - RunMarathon

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Louisville, Kentucky
United States
Kentucky Derby Festival
58F / 14C
Total Time = 4h 56m 49s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = F35-39
Age Group Rank = 0/
  • 4h 56m 49s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 20s  min/mile

Pretty cool marathon. Perfect weather, cool & overcast. Lots of crowd support. The cut-outs of Kevin Ware were awesome! Running into Churchill Downs was cool! This course is much tougher than I thought it would be. The hills in the park are tough and the last hill (about mile 23) was really hard.

I started out with a slower pace, still not sure if I'm gonna run the Pig next weekend or not. I'm glad I went conservative, cuz those hills took more out of me than I expected. I averaged 10:45 until about mile 21 or so, then I just got exhausted and had to walk alot.

I like that they handed out mini bottles of water that you could carry with you.

This was my 11th stand alone marathon.
What would you do differently?:

I tried a one week taper this time; ran 22 miles last weekend. That might not have been my best idea...LOL!
Post race
Warm down:

Crossed finish line, got my medal (awesome medal!!), some water & a banana.

Met my husband, who waited almost 2 hours for me in the chute!! He PR'd with a 3:08 and got 2nd in his age group (45-49)!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Oh, who many variables. I run 'em cuz I love to!

Event comments:

Very cool race. I would definitely participate again and/or recommend it to someone else.

Last updated: 2013-03-31 12:00 AM
04:56:49 | 26.2 miles | 11m 20s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Course: Through downtown Louisville, into Churchill Downs, through UofL, into Iriquois park, back into downtown Louisville.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
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

2013-04-28 1:35 PM

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