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Portland, Oregon
United States
Portland Marathon
65F / 18C
Sunny
Total Time = 3h 43m 1s
Overall Rank = 1076/6947
Age Group = 45-49
Age Group Rank = 98/383
Pre-race routine:

PB bagel and banana in morning - water and gatorade enroute
Event warmup:

.37 mi w/u run, body looseners, easy stretches
Run
  • 3h 43m 1s
  • 26.2 miles
  • 08m 31s  min/mile
Comments:

absolutely great race - felt strong throughout, Hanson plan did it's job, felt good all the way to last mile when had to will it to go, some side cramps down mile 22 but passed, sharp but momentary left calf cramp at mile 25 (thanks for calf sleeves!) took gel every 4 miles except last get at 23 miles, 3:45 pace group hit me with exactly 1 mi left, they helped to push me to keep up, and drove me to give one last kick at the chute to beat them, very happy with race
What would you do differently?:

Based on official split times seems like went out too fast, looks like slowed down and should have been able to pick up, did pass some folks in last few miles that had been in front around mile 16, which felt great
Post race
Warm down:

stretches - was super thirsty at end so slammed too much water and ultima, got a bad wave of naseua but it did pass, choc milk, lots of fruit

What limited your ability to perform faster:

injuries in toe and achilles did hamper overall training plan, cadence was too low - avg cadence was around 87 which should have been 90, think that would have helped drive pace better especially in last 10 miles

Event comments:

This was a 100% different experience than first marathon - felt strong all the way through the end, Hanson plan really had me feeling easy all the way through mile 18, feel like calf sleeves held off a calf cramp at mile 25, best of all finished race with zero injury or re-injuries - days after race felt soreness in quads and calves, but was gone by Thursday of that week - I think if can complete the full training plan wihtout injury should be able to easily beat 3:40, maybe 3:35? Great race and a great day! Thanks mom!




Last updated: 2013-10-15 12:00 AM
Running
03:43:01 | 26.2 miles | 08m 31s  min/mile
Age Group: 26/383
Overall: 16/6947
Performance: Good
HRM crapped out in first mile of race, so zero HR data! Official Age/Grade 59.86% Official Split times - 5k: 22:24, 7:13 pace 10k: 48:00, 7:44 pace, 8.9 mi: 1:08:58, 7:45 pace, 17.5 mi: 2:24:20 HR lap data lap 1 - 4 mi, time 33:20, pace 8:19 lap 2 - 1 mi, time/pace 7:33 lap 3 - 2 mi, time 16:43, pace 8:21 lap 4 - 2 mi. time 16:09, pace 8:04 lap 5 - 1 mi, time/pace 8:37 lap 6 - 1 mi, time/pace 8:33 lap 7 - 1 mi, time/pace 8:30 lap 8 - 1 mi, time/pace 8:09 lap 9 - 3 mi, time 25:08, pace 8:22 lap 10 - 1 mi, time/pace 9:44 lap 11 - 2 mi, time 17:11, pace 8:35 lap 12 - 1 mi, time/pace 9:00 lap 13 - 1 mi, time/pace 9:00 lap 14 - 1 mi, time/pace 8:51 lap 15 - 1 mi, time/pace 8:58 lap 16 - 1 mi, time/pace 9:08 lap 17 - 1 mi, time/pace 10:29 lap 18 - 1 mi, time/pace 8:42 lap 19 - .2 mi, time 1:52, pace 9:19
Course: mostly flat - big hills at mile 3ish and mile 16-17 over St Johns bridge
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 5
Physical exertion [1-5] 5
Good race? Yes
Evaluation
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

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