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Moline, Illinois
United States
Quad Cities Marathon
73F / 23C
Overcast
Total Time = 3h 56m 45s
Overall Rank = 69/488
Age Group = M30-34
Age Group Rank = 7/33
Pre-race routine:

My hotel was literally like 10 feet from the start line. I still got up at 5:30 for a 7:30 race start. Used the bathroom and chilled in my room for a while. I didn't go down to the race until about 7:00 to wait in line for the porta poty. Because, well, its tradition. I don't know if I could start a race with out doing that.
Run
  • 3h 56m 45s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 02s  min/mile
Comments:

It got to be warm and humid. As usual I went out a bit to fast and started to fall apart at mile 20/21. Did I mention it was humid? It was 80F with 70F dew point at finish. To much for this north country boy.


What would you do differently?:

Slow down the pace by a few seconds!
Post race
Warm down:

I normally like to go get a beer right after, but this time with the hotel so close I had to go back and cool down for a while.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Temperature and humidity.

Event comments:

The race organizers were great. Plenty of water stations. I'm wondering if they added a few extra because of the temperature? They seemed to be numerous after mile 20.

Overall great race. I would do it again.




Last updated: 2016-09-27 12:00 AM
Running
03:56:45 | 26.2 miles | 09m 02s  min/mile
Age Group: 7/33
Overall: 69/488
Performance: Good
Course: Good course. The I-74 bridge was a bit cramped, but it was cool to run over that.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

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