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Baton Rouge Beach Marathon - RunMarathon

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
United States
33F / 1C
Total Time = 5h 08m 50s
Overall Rank = 122/155
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 15/17
Event warmup:

Just stay warm, it was Burrrrrrrr Cold.
  • 5h 08m 50s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 11m 47s  min/mile

I started out just running a normal pace to see how I felt. After mile 2 I noticed I was doing about a 10 min mile pace. This is a little faster than what I have been training at and faster than I really wanted to run today. So I decided to run at that pace and do a one minute walk every two miles. About mile 3 I realized I had lost my Hammer Gel as some point. So I really started noticing that the aid stations had no solids or gels, all they had was poweraid and water. I finished the HEED I started with around mile six. I alternated poweraid and water, which worked out very good for the race. When I saw my life saver wife, I had her get me a bananna and my extra hammer gel bottle, as I was getting REAL hungry. On the second loop they were at least handing out candy, so I decided to experiment with the "Mary Janes" and "Tootsie Rolls". They gave me the much needed boost of energy between miles 20 and 26. I ended up finishing the race 20 minutes faster than last weeks marathon. Last week if I hadn't encountered the GI issues I probably would have had a similar finsihg time.
What would you do differently?:

Train for the race. Performance was within my expectations based on training volume and intensity leadinig up to the race and considering this was the third marathon in one month's time.
Post race
Event comments:

This race had some good swag. A Brooks Race dry fit run shirt, a Brooks dry fit finisher's shirt, a pair of very funky De-Feet socks with that crazy chicken on them, and a pair of Spenco sandals

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Last updated: 2006-07-30 12:00 AM
05:08:50 | 26.2 miles | 11m 47s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/17
Overall: 0/155
Performance: Average
Course: Two loops around the general area of the Baton Rouge Lakes and through the LSU campus.
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
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2006-12-02 3:49 PM

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New Orleans, LA
Subject: Baton Rouge Beach Marathon

2006-12-02 4:45 PM
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Extreme Veteran
Covington (New Orleans), La
Subject: RE: Baton Rouge Beach Marathon
BAAAAWK  BAAAAAWK BAAAAAAWK  you crazy chicken!  Great job today baby.  Glad I could come in handy as a support vehicle and provide a banana in your time of need.  
2006-12-02 4:50 PM
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Carencro, Louisiana
Subject: RE: Baton Rouge Beach Marathon


Very IMPRESSIVE, an IRONMAN and 2 marathons.  U DA' MAN!Laughing

I'm glad Joann was there for food.  I knew wives were good for something!!!!

2006-12-03 6:33 PM
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Gulf Shores, AL
Subject: RE: Baton Rouge Beach Marathon
Enough already!!

Congrats you are a maniac!
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