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Arlington, Virginia
United States
Marine Corps Marathon
coolF / 0C
Total Time = 1h 23m 5s
Overall Rank = 6431/7603
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 484/598
Pre-race routine:

Normally, I eat light but because of the length of time between getting up, driving to the train station to take the train into DC, I had to eat heavier.
I had half of a raisin bagel with butter. I took some Aleve as well for my back. I took a banana with me but ended of tossing it out.

Event warmup:

Standing in line at the port-o-potties, I hopped around and did a lot of dynamic stretches.
  • 1h 23m 5s
  • 10 kms
  • 08m 19s  min/km

It was a really good run. Training consistently has gotten me from an 18 minute mile to 14 minute mile. I have done 13 min in training but could only hold it for 2 miles before my body wanted to keel over. I was pleasantly surprised I held it for 6.2 miles. My running partner runs really steady and thought I may want to slow down a little but I said no, lets push forward. We did and we kept each other going switching off pacing each other. I was really worried about my back after a week of back pain. At mile 5, my upper back started hurting. I breathed deep, forced my shoulders to relax and prayed through it. At mile 5.5, it started to ease, but I started getting stitches which never let up until after the race. That brutal hill at the finish was hard and painful as stitches just rip through me.
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Walking through the finishers village and back to the train station allowed our legs to recover. We grabbed breakfast at a coffee shop on the way and stretched a little while waiting. Each 10 minute waiting for the train, we stretched. I stood on the first train and stretched my hamstrings. My back and hamstrings were my focus.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Nothing. My running partner and I pushed each other really well.

Event comments:

I absolutely love this race. I love the crowd, the energy and the military just shouting and encouraging to push you on.

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Last updated: 2013-07-24 12:00 AM
01:23:05 | 10 kms | 08m 19s  min/km
Age Group: 484/598
Overall: 6431/7603
Performance: Good
No HR data, my Garmin broke a couples week ago.
Course: Its a really nice course with a brutal uphill finish.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
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

2013-10-28 7:00 AM

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Subject: Marine Corps Marathon 10K

2013-10-28 9:04 AM
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washington state
Subject: RE: Marine Corps Marathon 10K

Great pic!  So glad that you had a good time and did so well.

2013-10-28 9:23 AM
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Subject: RE: Marine Corps Marathon 10K

I said it before, but I'll say it again... You Rock!


2013-10-28 12:46 PM
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Middle River, Maryland
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Nice race...way to keep up the pace!

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