Tortoise from Hilo, HI (Male)
Age on race day: 55
2007 Big Island International Marathon - Hilo, HI
This was my 24th marathon
and I finished in 5:48:46.
I consider myself an advanced runner and I primarily run for fitness. I decided to run this particular marathon because I have run all of the Big Island marathons.
I trained for 12 months following the Galloway run/walk program. During my training I averaged 25 miles per week.
The best training advice I received is to be consistent, do the miles, and speed kills.
The 2007 Big Island International Marathon was worse than expected. I dehydrated which was my fault.
On the bright side, the race was very well organized.
My recovery wasn't bad. I made sure to take in lots of fluids and rest in the days following the race.
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Tips/Words of Encouragement:
The clock's ticking, better sooner than later.
Plans to Run Another:
I plan to continue running marathons. I do it to maintain my fitness, and because it's a fun social event.
For my next marathon, I'll log more miles in my training.
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