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Gang Name "Pound Cake"
Thanks everyone. You calmed my nerves considerably. My goal was a 3:50 and I hit 3:49:02. Went out with the 3:50 pace group, then found myself chasing the 3:45 group from miles 9 through 19. Ran with them for 19 through end of 21. Then the sun came out, it got a bit warm, and then a hill pounced on me. I gave back a lot of time that last 5 miles with a bit of walking. No real pain until I crossed the finish line. Just very tired from mile 16 to the finish.
2014 Goals: First Marathon - BQ2016 <3:40 (3:25:18) - 1/2M <1:45 - 5K <22:00
2014 Marathons: 05/04 Flying Pig (3:49:02) - 09/20 Air Force (BQ 3:25:18) - 11/01 Indianapolis Monumental
Congrats! I was very blessed last year with nearly perfect weather for my go at the Flying Pig.
Way to go sticking it out and meeting your goal time with the sun and a warm day those last few miles!
Upcoming races: HURL Elkhorn 50K Trail Run - 8/1/15
Age: 47 Weight: 205 Height: 6'3" (Goal weight 195)
Current PR's: Mara 3:48:09 (2013); HM 1:36:42 (2015); 10K 43:59 (2014); 5K 21:27 (2013)
My goal was a 3:50 and I hit 3:49:02.
We are fragile creatures on collision with our judgment day.