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Fargo, North Dakota
United States
Fargo Marathon
32F / 0C
Total Time = 3h 53m 1s
Overall Rank = 489/1535
Age Group = M25-29
Age Group Rank = 38/87
Pre-race routine:

Woke up at my friends house. Decided to walk to the race venue it was about a 1.3 mile walk. Good warm up. It was cold this morning. I am glad that the start was inside! Sure made waiting much better.
Event warmup:

Stretched a bit. Nothing to special. Walked around on the floor when the opened it up. Got in position for a 4:00 hour finish.
  • 3h 53m 1s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 53s  min/mile

Good run. I paced myself much better then previous marathons. I still have room from improvement on overall speed but I am happy with my splits. The first 2 miles only differed by 4 seconds.

What would you do differently?:

Get a few longer runs in. I could also lose about 10 more pounds.
Post race
Warm down:

walked around to cool down a bit. My friends were waiting for me to finish. We walked back to their place which was a good cool down (about 1.3 miles) It took a lot longer then walking to the venue in the morning!

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Not having enough long runs in. Carrying a few extra pounds on me.

Event comments:

Good race. I would do it again, but I don't know if I will. I'm focused on 50 in 50 states so I have a lot of others to do.

Last updated: 2015-03-16 12:00 AM
03:53:01 | 26.2 miles | 08m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 38/87
Overall: 489/1535
Performance: Good
Course: Course was very flat. Through the streets of Fargo and Moorhead. Ran through the Universities and some nice neighborhoods. There was a very good showing of support from the local community. One of the best I have seen. There was also plenty of music (some live!) along the way to motivate.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Yes
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2015-05-12 9:47 AM

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Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Subject: Fargo Marathon

2015-05-12 11:35 AM
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Jenison, MI
Subject: RE: Fargo Marathon
Congratulations on the sub 4 hour finish! Great work.
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