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Carlsbad, California
United States
In Motion, Inc.
50F / 10C
Total Time = 6h 30m
Overall Rank = 33/1067
Age Group = M45-49
Age Group Rank = 4/108
  • 3h 10m 29s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 07m 16s  min/mile

Had an awesome race. I ran an easy 7:20 pace through mile 8 owing to the monster hill that crests at mile 9 and then found another gear and pushed it.

By the half way point, I was running strong and had dropped everyone I ran up the hill with including the 3:15 pace group. (They went out way too fast)

I executed a strong kick at mile 16 and ran by myself passed runners all the way to the finish. Never really did experience any sort of a fade but did struggle a bit in the final miles running mixed with the Half Marathon Crowd.

Stoked with the result. My target time was a 3:10 and 3rd place was a 3:05 and 5th was a 3:19 so my AG placement was set from the start line. First time breaking into the top 50 for the marathon.

This was my 2nd fastest marathon ever. (Missed my PR by 15 Seconds) it was also a CR by 1:03.

Best of all, it was a BQ by 14:31 (A BQ-10) so I get to register 1 week early for 2016.
Post race
Event comments:

This is a very good small race. Course is challenging with 1,100 ft of climbing which suits my strengths well. I live here and train on the course so it is sort of a no brainer for me.

Last updated: 2015-01-02 12:00 AM
03:10:29 | 26.2 miles | 07m 16s  min/mile
Age Group: 4/108
Overall: 33/1067
Performance: Good
1st Half: 1:35:15 2nd Half: 1:35:14
Keeping cool Drinking
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] 4

2015-01-19 5:09 PM

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Carlsbad, California
Subject: Carlsbad Marathon

2015-01-21 12:22 PM
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Subject: RE: Carlsbad Marathon

Lol, I don't think I'll ever use 'easy' and '7:20 pace' in the same sentence!  Stellar race and congrats on the BQ!

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