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St. Jude Memphis Marathon - RunMarathon

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Memphis, Tennessee
United States
St,Jude's, Juice Plus
47F / 8C
Total Time = 6h 18m 25s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group = 35-39
Age Group Rank = 150/150
Pre-race routine:

Stretch, Eat Powerbar, walk, prayer time.
  • 6h 18m 25s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 14m 26s  min/mile
What would you do differently?:

Trainmany more miles. My longest run being fouteen was a mistake. I was more porn to the half but I pushed on.
Post race
Warm down:

Had to lance blisters on feet. Terribly sore and feet are swollen. I could not walk right today. The blisterscaused me to alter my step.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Lack of mileage. Shoulder still hurting some and hard to train. I think that I can go now.

Event comments:

I was late coming in so most of the post race was over. But I did get my medal.

Last updated: 2006-09-27 12:00 AM
06:18:25 | 26.2 miles | 14m 26s  min/mile
Age Group: 150/150
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course: The course was relative flat and it was well managed. The first 13.1 was realative easy. It went downhill at mile 20. The last six were incredible tough. There were many people that encouraged us on the way. When you run for childhood cancer that is enough to push you across the finish line. We ran for Evan Thomason who is at St.Jude's with cancer.
Keeping cool Average Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %NA
Overall: Average
Mental exertion [1-5] 4
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: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 5

2006-12-03 8:19 PM

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Subject: St. Jude Memphis Marathon

2006-12-03 9:12 PM
in reply to: #614751

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Carlsbad, California
Subject: RE: St. Jude Memphis Marathon
Wow, looks like you had the mental toughness to finish this one out.

As the saying goes:

We run the first 10 with our head
We run the second 10 with our guts
We run the final 6.2 with our heart

Congratulations on finishing your first Marathon. From your post race comments, it looks like you will be doing more. (That this is not just a "Check Box" on your "Life's To Do List" )

It will surely get easier from here.

Rest an recover well
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