New York City Marathon 2011 2011

Sunday, November 6th 2011 at 5:00 AM New York City, NY
Distances:
Marathon
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Race Reports

  • NYC Marathon.

    NYC Marathon. My only goals were to 1.) finish 2.) have fun and 3.) not poop my pants. And I can report I achieved all three goals. Not a PR, not as good as I know I am capable of, but only having trained 7 weeks for this and being pretty mentally and physically burnt out from this past summer's 70.3, I expected my performance to be mediocre at best. I will write a race report tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who routed me on both online and in person; you guys are awesome! I am officially in the off season and really looking for to some much needed down time.

    by Kristen F.
  • Sara D.

    New York City Marathon

    Finished the marathon!

    Very happy because:
    1. First Marathon
    2. Was running with an injury
    3. Was under 6 hours
    4. New York is amazing
    5. I had matching shoes

    I haven't been posting my runs leading up the race because 50% of runs were aborted in the first mile due to a compartment syndrome flare-up. I wasn't sure I could run at all because I was limping yesterday after an hour of slow walking while sightseeing.

    I wore two different running shoes by accident on the bus and as the bus was about to pull away I noticed! They waited as I dashed inside to get a matching pair of shoes. I AM AN IDIOT!!!

    Also my fire alarm in the hotel ran out of batteries and started beeping at 1:30am. It took an hour for staff to come and change it. OMG worst timing ever! I was so mad.

    I wore an old red housecoat to keep warm in the hours leading up the race start. I was nice and toasty warm. Many people were jealous. :)

    During the race my cardio held up 100%. I never once felt tired or gasping for air. The only thing that slowed me down was the compartment syndrome. Basically my right calf swells and cuts off nerves in my foot. The foot goes dead and is unable to the flex. When I felt this starting to happen during the race I took a walk break until the numbness subsided. Luckily, a few mins walk every mile or so was enough to keep me running and finishing.

    The NYC marathon crowd support was incredible. I wore my name on my shirt and loved all the personalized attention.

    Best. Race. Ever.

    by Sara D.
  • Javier B.

    NYC Marathon

    Beautiful race. Fantastic fans and great energy. Very tough last few miles with all the hills. T seemed it was never going to end. It was great for my first marathon. Soo happy at the end.

    by Javier B.
  • Leica J.

    Fantastic

    It was one of the most mentally challenging experiences (even more so than the LSAT and the GRE, both of which I've taken) and most physically grueling I've ever gone through. I am proud to have accomplished such a feat! Kudos to New York for setting the standard (for me, anyways) for races and race experiences.

    by Leica J.
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Comments

  • Jagerman
    Jagerman

    Looking for green corral 38. Anyone looking to run a 9:20 pace?

    almost 6 years ago
  • Jagerman
    Jagerman

    Looking for green corral 38. Anyone looking to run a 9:20 pace?

    almost 6 years ago
  • Nancy E
    Nancy E

    Hi -- is there anyone in Corral 11 - Blue Wave -- my number is 11369 or something like that --- Shout out your numbers here if you can. Would love to meet some DMers somewhere if there is not a meet up scheduled?

    almost 6 years ago
  • Nancy E
    Nancy E

    Hi -- is there anyone in Corral 11 - Blue Wave -- my number is 11369 or something like that --- Shout out your numbers here if you can. Would love to meet some DMers somewhere if there is not a meet up scheduled?

    almost 6 years ago
  • Nancy E
    Nancy E

    Hi -- is there anyone in Corral 11 - Blue Wave -- my number is 11369 or something like that --- Shout out your numbers here if you can. Would love to meet some DMers somewhere if there is not a meet up scheduled?

    almost 6 years ago
  • Rina M.
    Rina M.

    Will there be a DM meet-up? Anyone able to organise one? Would be great! :+)

    almost 6 years ago
  • Shannon
    Shannon

    Anyone in corral 55 color orange?

    almost 6 years ago
  • Shannon
    Shannon

    Anyone in corral 55 color orange?

    almost 6 years ago
  • Kate F.
    Kate F.

    This is my first marathon and I'm really excited! I've been running my whole life but have only gone up to a half marathon. I attempted last year but dropped out due to an injury which I blame on poor training. Started early this year and feel pretty confident that I cross that finish line. Would love to make some friends on dailymile for some motivation and advice!

    about 6 years ago
  • Frank D.
    Frank D.

    This is going to be my 1st NYCM, 9th marathon. I'm excited!

    over 6 years ago

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