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Twin Cities Marathon - RunMarathon

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
Total Time = 4h 00m 36s
Overall Rank = 2804/8215
Age Group = 35-39M
Age Group Rank = 375/843
Pre-race routine:

6:15 wake
peanut butter bagel


water en route to marathon
Event warmup:

little stretching
  • 4h 00m 36s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 09m 11s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

warm up a little and stretch more before run
drink more, earlier.
Train more consistently
Post race
Warm down:

Liter of water
yogurt smoothie
walk to meet family
Liter of gatorade
more stretching/sitting
pretzels and half liter of water in car

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Hamstring cramped up big time at 23.5miles. I had to sit down on the sidewalk. I thought I'd have a DNF for sure. Somehow, after stretching and massaging the back of my right leg, on my second attempt to stand up. I was able to walk then start running again, although not at the same pace.

Last updated: 2006-04-28 12:00 AM
04:00:36 | 26.2 miles | 09m 11s  min/mile
Age Group: 375/843
Overall: 2804/8215
Performance: Good
5K: 28:29 10K: 55:00 HALF: 1:52:07 30K: 2:41:47 20M: 2:54:35
Course: Rolling hills. Miles 20-25 were very tough (intermittent hills)
Keeping cool Average Drinking Not enough
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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:
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2006-10-03 11:17 AM

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Subject: Twin Cities Marathon

2006-10-03 11:52 AM
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San Diego
Subject: RE: Twin Cities Marathon

If it makes you feel any better, your marathon pace is faster than mine and you stopped and worked out a cramp

Congrats on your race and I'm sure you are glad you didn't DNF

2006-10-03 3:43 PM
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The Original
Subject: RE: Twin Cities Marathon
Congrats!  You had a nice race!
2006-10-04 4:37 PM
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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Subject: RE: Twin Cities Marathon
Congratulations on a great race!  I was out there cheering for y'all at Lake Calhoun just before mile 5.  I shoulda had a BT sign.  What perfect weather you had for the race.  Did you enjoy it?
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