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Lehigh Valley River Marathon

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Most imporant things:<br>
I did it-I ran the whole thing<br>
I'm still alive<br>
I had a great time<br><br>
It really was a lot of fun. My time was slower then I had hoped (4.19) but with the combination of nerves and the humidity I'm happy with that. The course was beautiful-from Allentown to Easton, PA mostly on the canal towpath which is probably why I was not sore afterwards. The canal path was dirt/gravel which is easier on my legs. I met up with a great girl from Philly running her first marathon and we ran together almost the whole way. The leaves were changing and except for the humidity it was a beautiful day. One HUGE hill at mile 14 but otherwise pretty flat. Yeah, I know race reports are supposed to have splits and things in them but I kind of didn't pay attention to that. So I have two questions for the experts here:<br>
1) The only bad thing. Right after I finished I got dizzy and had to sit for about 25 mins. After I ate/drank I was fine the rest of the day and I felt fine the whole time running. I drank a lot of gatorade and ate a few packs of swedish fish along the way. Any idea what that was? I would really like to avoid it next time.<br>
2) This might sound crazy but could I possibly get ready to run another one (Harrisburg/Philly) in the middle of Nov?<br>
Most important part of this report is to thank everyone here for their advice and encouragement. There are a lot of great people on this board and I've enjoyed virtually meeting everyone. I also got to run with another Kickster for a 20 mile training run (runningINnyc) which was so great and another one (Jill) came to cheer me on at the finish line on Sunday. What a great experience this has been.
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Thanks everyone! It really was a great experience. And yes I did get the boots and skirt. Maybe when they both get here I'll post a picture if I'm bored<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"> I have the Danskin Sprint Tri this Sunday-I'm going to take it really easy on the run part and then I looked at HH multiple marathon plans (thanks Meri) and I'll tentatively shoot for Philly as long as I feel ok. Thanks again.
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