>Look What I Can Do!>7 hour marathon....
Just wanted to share a pretty amazing moment in my running career today - and I wasn't even the one running. I volunteered as "sweeper" at a race my friend was directing. I rode my bike the 26.2 as support and ended up spending the time with 2 first-time marathoners. Being there with them as they set out with great excitement and hope, and then hitting each mile marker, getting to 13 where one had to abandon jogging and walk due to pain in his calf, and just being there as they kept going as the time cutoff crept nearer...and making it in with 11 minutes to go, seeing their families there to embrace them at the finish...well, let's just say it's a totally new way to experience a marathon. I learned more about these two people in 7 hours than anyone really should with a complete stranger, and probably they would say the same about me, but it was definitely something I'll remember for a long time.
52° 21' North, 4° 52' East
Roads were made for journeys...
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
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