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Share your story by answering each of the questions below. It's easy and it only takes a few minutes.

About You:

Name:
  City:    State:    Country:
  Age on Race Day :       Gender:  Female      Male
  Occupation:

Race Details:

  Race:
  City:    State:    Country:
  Did you finish? Yes No       Time:
  This was my .

Running Background:

How would you classify your ability as a runner?
Beginner Intermediate
Advanced Elite
  What is your primary reason for running?
Weight Control/Loss Stress Relief
Competition Hobby
Fitness Other
  Why did you decide to run a marathon/half-marathon?

Training:

Did you following a specific training program?  Yes     No
Which one? Explain.
  How many months did you train?
  How many miles a week did you average during your training?
  What is the best and/or worst advice you received while training?

Race Day:

How would you classify your race day experience?
worse than expected not quite what I expected
what I expected better than expected
 
Course difficulty:
(1 easy - 5 very difficult)

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4

5
(hilly; flat; surface; disregard weather and other factors beyond control of race organizers, etc.)
Pre- and Post-race Logistics:
(1 disappointed - 5 very satisfied)

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2

3

4

5
(ease of getting to and from race; availability of porta potties at start/finish; bag drop-off; organization of finish chute; post-race snacks/activities, etc.)
Race Logistics:
(1 inadequate - 5 very satisfied)

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2

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4

5
(number of aid stations/volunteers; on-course porta potties; well-marked course; on-course timing; size of course relative to number of runners, etc.)
Crowd support:
(1 no support - 5 lots of people/support)

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5

Tell us about the race and your race day experience:

Recovery:

How would you rate your recovery?
terrible pretty rough
not bad no problems
  What specific things did you do to help your recovery?

Running Gear Recommendations:

Please recommend three items that helped you during training, racing, and or recovery. Be as specific as possible. (i.e., shoes - including brand and model, clothing items, books, videos, nutritional supplements, etc.) Feel free to explain or provide more detail as to why you're recommending a particular item.
Product #1:

Product #2:

Product #3

Tips/Words of Encouragement:

  What words of encouragement/inspiration/tips would you share with someone who is thinking about running a marathon/half-marathon?

Future Race Plans:

Do you plan to run another marathon/half-marathon?  Yes     No
  Why or why not?
  What would you do differently for your next marathon/half marathon?


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