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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
United States
Outer Banks Sporting Events
50F / 10C
Total Time = 3h 49m 11s
Overall Rank = 125/797
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 12/57
Pre-race routine:

This is my first marathon. I Trained using the BAA level 1 Marathon plan leading upto a 70.3 race at the end of Sept, then transitioned to BAA level 2 Marathon plan after a brief recovery. I set goal at under 4 hours. Planned intervals on 3:45 to ensure success

Last long run was 1 week before, light workouts week of race
Event warmup:

Light stretching. Planned to use 1st mile for warm up.
  • 3h 49m 11s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 45s  min/mile

Planned to go out slower but ran pretty comfortable most of the way. Pushed to 8:20 pace from half way point for 3 miles to see if I could spot the 3:45 pace group but never saw them. Longest training run was 19 and I didn't have much after that point
What would you do differently?:

I think more volume and maybe a few more longer runs would help. I got up to 40 miles for a couple weeks, but I think I would need more volume to do much better
Post race
Warm down:

I was not walking so good. I sat, stretched and drank gatorade and beer. After a 30 minutes I felt better and walked around for a bit.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Training time

Event comments:

This is a great race. I have done the half and now the full. The spectators consist of family members of athletes, but also a number of people whom live along the course, they are outstanding and really keep you energized.

Last updated: 2017-11-13 12:00 AM
03:49:11 | 26.2 miles | 08m 45s  min/mile
Age Group: 12/57
Overall: 57/797
Performance: Good
6.2mile @ 53:32 for 8:36/mile 13.1 @ 1:53:03 for 8:37/mile 19.3 @ 2:46:53 for 8:38/mile
Course: point to point, mostly roads thru neighborhoods and on major roads. 3 mile segment of dirt road with some trails
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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

2017-11-13 10:12 PM

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