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Twin Cities Marathon - RunMarathon

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
75F / 24C
Total Time = 3h 53m 2s
Overall Rank = 1918/8215
Age Group = 40-44
Age Group Rank = 272/834
Pre-race routine:

Liquid b'fast @5am.

Linda dropped me at the Kelly Inn and took the bus ride to the Dome. Met a nice guy ready to do his 8th consecutive. Met a charter member while hanging at the dome as well as my high school english teach.
Event warmup:

None - as usual.
  • 3h 53m 2s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 53s  min/mile

Followed the 3:40 pace team till about the 19.5 mark. Obviously was beyond my ability as the wheels fell off about 20.5. I walk/ran the last 10k or so.
What would you do differently?:

Pace a little slower, but I was true to my marathon MO.
Post race
Warm down:

Got woozy after crossing the finish line so sat down in the shade. Repeated the stand up woozy/Sit down process about 10 times before I started to get some hydration back in me.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Temps climbed fast and I think I got a bit dehydrated. No cramps, but my quads just HURT the last 10k.

Perhaps that HIM I did 3 weeks ago?

Event comments:

The organization of this race is 2nd to none! Crowd support is beyond description. If you're a marathoner in the midwest you should definitely try it.

Last updated: 2006-04-26 12:00 AM
03:53:02 | 26.2 miles | 08m 53s  min/mile
Age Group: 272/834
Overall: 834/8215
Performance: Average
Course: Flat for 20 mi's, uphill most of the last 10k.
Keeping cool Below average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %-5 lb
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 4
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

2006-10-02 12:53 PM

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Subject: Twin Cities Marathon

2006-10-02 12:56 PM
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Science Nerd
Redwood City, California
Subject: RE: Twin Cities Marathon
Nice race!!  Dehydrating can kill a race - glad you were able to finish.  Are you feeling okay today?
2006-10-04 8:53 AM
in reply to: #557815

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Subject: RE: Twin Cities Marathon
Nice job. I ran on Sunday too and really hit the wall around the same spot. Miles 20-25 are tough enough, then add the HILLS and rising temps.

I just moved from Minneapolis to South Bend, IN. Running that marathon really made me miss the Twin Cities. I agree, if you're going to do a marathon, the Twin Cities should be at the top of your list (along with Chicago - my other marathon).

Way to shatter the 4hr mark!!!
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