Sunday, November 20, 2011

Well That Was Nice

Don't worry, I will bore you with a rambling race report in the near future.

For now, though, I am lazy and have a few too many (ok, three) hard ciders flowing through my person and there's a soccer game on so here's the abridged version of the Philly Marathon:

  • I finished. But forgot to properly stop my watch. I knew I crossed the line in 3:43:XX but wasn't sure about the XX part. After no race results posted on the race site for me for a few too many hours, there it was. A 3:43:46. Not a PR, not a PW. A bit faster than my average marathon pace. I will take it.
  • Even better? I had fun! Like, actual good times, complete with smiles, high-fives, a few giggles and happiness. I ran most of the way with Abby. Neither one of us wanted to lay down on the sidewalk and curl up into a fetal position at any point. Even though I started to feel sort of junky during the last mile I was smiling like a freak. I never once was surly, either. WTF?  
  • I didn't really hit the wall and I am pretty sure I ran dead even splits. Unheard of for me. Abby did a great job of not letting me sprint away like an idiot -- in every other road marathon I have run my second half was anywhere between 7 and 15 minutes slower than the first half. Sort of pathetic but hopefully I've broken that habit.
That is all!



7 comments:

Abby said...

I may have wanted to lay down on the sidewalk a couple times - but more for a mental break than a physical one!

greekmelie said...

Nice that you enjoyed your marathon, even if it was a road race! ;-) And hard ciders are such a better way to rehydrate after a marathon than coconut water.

N.D. said...

yay! great job! saw you at the start. Way to go! Natalie

Nobel4Lit said...

Awesome running! I need some training from you girls!

Kate said...

Oh, hurray! Running with friends is awesome. Glad you guys had a good time...and looking forward to the extended version. :)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

really great to meet you and I'm glad you were able to really enjoy the race. :) I wish I had begged someone to run with me...next time I will!!

ratherthecouch said...

Wow. You are incredible. And I am jealous.