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denver, Colorado
United States
50F / 10C
Total Time = 3h 47m 46s
Overall Rank = 187/700
Age Group = M35-39
Age Group Rank = 49/150
Pre-race routine:

woke up and had a slice of toast and PB along with a banana and OJ - very typical. I stretched before Ken picked me up.......
Event warmup:

more stretching and 1 bathroom break - needed 2...
  • 3h 47m 46s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 41s  min/mile

I followed the 3:40 pace group and felt really good starting off. Our first 2-3 miles were around 8m and then we settled in on 8:20-8:30 pace. At mile 10, I had to pee so bad, I had to drop the pace group and find a porta-potty - that cost me 2 1/2 minutes. I knew it probably wasn't a good idea to catch them so I settled in and was able to keep a consistent pace up until 17. At that point, I was running 8:45 miles but still felt OK. It wasn't until mile 22, where I dropped to a 9:00 mile. I never hit "the wall" but was getting a little fatigued. My hydration and nutrition was right on plan. I had Clif Blocks at mile 6-7, mile 14-15, and at mile 20. I drank at every other station during the first half and every one after, walking through them as well. This race really went the way I hoped, and I beat my PR by 41 minutes.
What would you do differently?:

make sure I empty my bladder before the start of the race.
Post race
Warm down:

stretched as much as my muscles could take

What limited your ability to perform faster:

I need to get more runs on pavement. Virtually all of my long runs were on dirt paths, so my body wasn't used to the pounding on the joints.

Event comments:

I would run this race again.

Last updated: 2006-06-09 12:00 AM
03:47:46 | 26.2 miles | 08m 41s  min/mile
Age Group: 49/150
Overall: 187/700
Performance: Good
175 max HR 149 avg HR m1&2 16.03 m3 8.14 m4 8.23 m5 8.29 m6 8.34 m7 8.38 m8 8.29 m9 10.08 pee break m10 8.23 m11 8.25 m12, 13 & 14 25.10 m15 8.55 m16 8.29 m17 8.59 m18 8.47 m19 8.54 m20 8.55 m21 8.37 m22 & 23 18.27 m24 9.08 m25 9.03 m26 8.47 m.2 1.40
Course: fairly flat with a few small hills
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-10-16 7:24 PM

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Highlands Ranch, CO
Subject: Denver Marathon

2006-10-16 9:18 PM
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Official BT Coach
Englewood, CO
Subject: RE: Denver Marathon
Great job!  Looks like your nurtrition plan was right on!  Congrats.  Hey we all have to pee@!
2006-10-17 12:03 PM
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Littleton, Colorado
Subject: RE: Denver Marathon
Nice marathon! Congrats on that PR...that's awesome!
2006-10-17 4:04 PM
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The Original
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Wow- great race!  Glad that everything as well as you had wanted it to!
2006-10-17 9:42 PM
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Lakewood, CO
Subject: RE: Denver Marathon
41 Minutes ??!!!??  Fantastic!   It was a great day for it.  Maybe someday I will try that one.
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