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Carderock, Maryland
United States
Potomac River Run Marathon
45F / 7C
Sunny
Total Time = 3h 25m 19s
Overall Rank = 14/103
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Not too much - just woke up early and drove out to Craderock for the race. I wasn't sure what to wear, since it was cold (~45) but one of my biggest problems is that I usually get too hot. I went with sleeveless shirt and gloves. I took the gloves off at half.
Event warmup:

Mild stretching and loosening up.
Run
  • 3h 25m 19s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 07m 50s  min/mile
Comments:

I entered this race because I had been training to PR Baltimore in mid October, then got very sick the week before the race. This was basically a "redemption" race because I really wanted a PR. The course was scenic but somewhat boring. This marathon had only 105 finishers so it was very very low key. Very different than Baltimore a month before. It was well run and fun, though. I started out a (too) fast pace, and tried to hold it as long as I could. I felt pretty good through half, but started to fade. I'm not sure if the mile splits will past below but I'm going to try:

Time Distance Split pace Avg. HR Max. HR Elev. chg.
0:07:10 1 7:11 151 174 -16
0:14:09 2 6:59 161 163 -32
0:21:22 3 7:13 160 162 5
0:28:36 4 7:14 162 166 -5
0:36:00 5 7:24 161 165 -16
0:43:26 6 7:25 162 165 -8
0:50:54 7 7:28 163 166 -10
0:58:28 8 7:34 163 165 18
1:06:06 9 7:39 163 166 13
1:13:52 10 7:45 162 165 -3
1:21:32 11 7:40 162 165 0
1:29:20 12 7:49 166 169 42
1:37:04 13 7:43 169 172 10
1:44:54 14 7:51 167 170 -4
1:52:32 15 7:37 165 167 -33
2:00:22 16 7:50 166 169 -9
2:08:09 17 7:48 168 170 1
2:15:57 18 7:48 169 171 -7
2:23:52 19 7:55 170 171 -17
2:31:55 20 8:03 171 173 -6
2:39:59 21 8:04 172 173 -3
2:48:17 22 8:17 171 174 35
2:56:25 23 8:08 172 173 -13
3:05:31 24 9:06 163 174 -3
3:14:03 25 8:32 173 180 48
3:22:25 26 8:22 171 179 20
3:25:07 26.39 6:55 179 183 -3
What would you do differently?:

I still need to learn to pace better.
Post race
Warm down:

Not too much - grabbed a shirt / jacket to warm up and some of the post race food. It was pretty sparse because the race was so small, but that was OK>

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Poor pacing and the start of my eventual hamstring / back issue.

Event comments:

This was a fun little race. It was pretty much the antithesis of a "big city" race. But it was a fun change of pace. The course was flat and pretty, if not a little boring. This was one of the first marathons where I kinda wished I had some tunes.


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Last updated: 2012-10-31 12:00 AM
Running
03:25:19 | 26.2 miles | 07m 50s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 14/103
Performance: Good
1:38:49 at half
Course: Two loops of an out and back along the Potomac River towpath starting at Craderock, MD. Scenic for the first loop, boring for the second. Completely flat.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Below average
Race evaluation [1-5] 3

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