- April 17, 2005 at 8:28 pm #2426
I am in great pain right now, but it just doesnt matter. Everything came together for what was probably the perfect race. Weather: Mid 40s at start, mid 60s by the end, tail wind for most of the race, good support, people to run with for most of the race, and passing 8 people in the last 2 miles to come in 30th! I really dont think I could have gone much faster, so I am totally satisfied with my first 26.2. Here are the splits, a little erradic, but chalk that up to inexperience 😀
1. 6:54 oops
HALF @ 1:33:?? no split here
18. 7:41 not sure what happened here, didnt feel slow
20. 7:07 here I briefly felt like stopping and laying down
21. 7:10 but it passed 8)
3:07:10!! next stop, sub 3!
Thanks to everybody for the advice along the way,
- April 17, 2005 at 9:58 pm #18354
Great Job! And not too erradic if you ask me.
It must feel great to run such a good first marthon. It looks like your well on your way to a sub 3:00.
- April 18, 2005 at 12:41 am #18355
Is this a PB? If so, well done and keep up the good work.
- April 18, 2005 at 1:28 am #18356
This is the first marathon I completed, last year I ran the first half of the same marathon but had to drop out becuase of ITB issues.
- April 18, 2005 at 1:59 am #18357
suhweet! r u gonna do BOSTON now?
- April 18, 2005 at 12:40 pm #18358
ZekeMemberRandyS wrote:…not too erradic if you ask me.
I agree with Randy. I don’t think that’s erradic at all. Looks like mile 18 could have been a little long. It probably freaked a lot of people out. It doesn’t look like you let it bother you. Mile 26 was your fastest of the day. Not too many people can say that.
Way to go!!!
- April 18, 2005 at 1:11 pm #18359
Totally awesome job – inspiring work, effort etc… Keep it up.
- April 18, 2005 at 2:01 pm #18360
AWESOME JOB! What a great run! Those are the type of splits I’m hoping to run in a month….
Seeing as how this was the first marathon you completed, what was the main thing that got your through? Pacing? Particular areas of training? Mental preparedness?
- April 18, 2005 at 5:41 pm #18361
Good run. Given that last mile split, it looks to me like you ran a controlled race and gave yourself instant room for improvement.
- April 18, 2005 at 10:05 pm #18362
Madtown, I had some sage words for you, but I really dont know what worked for me. I followed the Pfitz 55mpw/24wk plan, with one or two minor modifications. The day was good, the wind was good, and to be honest, I felt like I was running too fast the whole time, I was just waiting for the wall, but it never came. I think it was just my day. Good luck to you.
- April 19, 2005 at 2:40 am #18363
Steve From NJMember
Run, excellent job. Glad you got a descent day to run. I was watching some of those carolina storms and thinking of you. You showed great discipline and ran a smart tactical race. You don’t see that very often with first time marathons so hats off to you. You should feel great about your accomplishment.
- April 19, 2005 at 1:26 pm #18364
Awesome! Those splits for the last 6 miles are very impressive!!! You should be proud, especially for your 1st! Sub-3 next!
- April 19, 2005 at 2:26 pm #18365
Just what everyone would like to be able to say… “The day was good, the wind was good, and to be honest, I felt like I was running too fast the whole time, I was just waiting for the wall, but it never came. I think it was just my day.”
congrats on a great run… enjoy the recoup time…
- April 19, 2005 at 3:23 pm #18366
Thanks for the advice Run, again congrats to you. Sometimes it all comes together for the “perfect” race. I think you came pretty damn close to that. Celebrate it, no doubt you are very close to sub-3.
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