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Dallas Marathon - RunMarathon

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Dallas, Texas
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 3h 35m 23s
Overall Rank = 330/2824
Age Group = M 45-49
Age Group Rank = 35/255
Pre-race routine:

Left the house around 5:15 and went to the downtown AT&T Headquarters where I parked. Used restrooms there and met with other runners at mini breakfast. Ran the 3 blocks to the starting corrals just in time
Event warmup:

None except for the run to the start corral - Started in Corral A
  • 3h 35m 23s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 13s  min/mile

started out ok and first time to try and pace using power. Worked pretty well but I could tell my legs didn't have as much training as needed as I can start feeling them get a little heavy around Mile 11. Did ok until around Mile 20 where the long uphill killed my legs for good. Survived the last 10 km but definitely slow. No major issues (except for the pace).
What would you do differently?:

Given that I had an ankle injury about a month before the race that disrupted my training at the peak volume time, it was a decent race. Had initial hopes of being able to run 3:25 but quickly evaporated at Mile 20
Post race
Warm down:

Just walked to the refreshment area, rested a bit, and drove home as I had a flight to catch

What limited your ability to perform faster:

MIssing out 2 weeks of training at peak volume right before taper.

Event comments:

This race is always organized and it was the first time I ran the full marathon version after about half a dozen halfs. Entertainment and lots of volunteers on course. A lot more elevation changes than I was expecting for Dallas.

Last updated: 2017-12-31 12:00 AM
03:35:23 | 26.2 miles | 08m 13s  min/mile
Age Group: 35/255
Overall: 255/2824
Performance: Below average
Course: Loop around lake
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Too much
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
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

2017-12-31 10:27 AM

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