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Portland, Oregon
United States
Portland Marathon
60F / 16C
Total Time = 4h 12m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Got up ate something light
Event warmup:

Mild stretching nothing big
  • 4h 12m
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 37s  min/mile

Ran it with my friend. I use the hal higdon 26 week program with cross training and followed it somewhat putting in only 3 long runs over 15 miles. That seemed to be enough.

My run overall was good until mile 14 where I left my friend to use the bathroom. My HR was around 140-145 during the first half of the race which is where I wanted it to be. He took off going too fast so I had to run pretty hard to catch him and finally caught him going over the big bridge. After that my HR never returned below 160 unless I was walking. Around mile 22 I cramped a little bit but some people on course were handing out little courage drinks which I took a few of them. My friend shook his head at me and I said I'm fine. Overall I felt very comfortable the whole race and enjoyed the time I got to spend running with my friend who hadn't done a marathon before.
What would you do differently?:

If I was running for an actual time rather than with my friend, I would have trained properly and I also would have followed my HR (though I did until I had to catch him). I wouldn't have eaten as much on course as I did either since I was feeling a touch bloated after the race.

Post race
Warm down:

I went through and drank some chocolate milk and had a banana. We walked around for a bit afterwards and then went back to the hotel.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I wasn't racing for time. I was doing the race to support my friend.

Last updated: 2014-04-08 12:00 AM
04:12:00 | 26.2 miles | 09m 37s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Portland marathon course.
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

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