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Ran my second marathon and reached my goal! (Read 920 times)

    I ran the Vermont City Marathon yesterday and broke the 4 hour barrier, finishing at 3:53:57.  This was my second marathon and I shaved off about 35 minutes (4:29:12 as a first-timer in 2007).

    Falling is easy, it's getting back up that becomes the problem ~Staind


    day after day sameness

      Now that's really bringing it home. Great race Johnny, sounds like a good day for you.  Hope you get some time to bask in your accomplishment!

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        Congratulations on the big PR, JohnnyMack! 



        Eat, Play, Run

          That's amazing! Congratulations!!
            That's fantastic!  What did you do in between marathons to have such a great PR?

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              Getting it right on only the second try is truly a feat!  Nice job, Johnny.  I hope you are recovering nicely. Smile

              I shoot pretty things! ~

              '14 Goals:

              • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                Woohoo! Congrats!

                First or last...it's the same finish line

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                  That's fantastic!  What did you do in between marathons to have such a great PR?

                  Thanks everyone!

                  I think the big difference was that I weighed about 20 pounds less. 

                  Falling is easy, it's getting back up that becomes the problem ~Staind


                  3Days4Cure

                    Congratulations! The weight was probably a factor, but you still had to put the hard work in to get that kind of time. Awesome job!

                    Chris

                    2014 Goals 
                    Raise $3,000 for the Komen 3-Day (and walk 60 miles in 3 days)
                    Run at least one race

                     

                      Wow that's great. All the determination and hard work paid off Smile


                      Dave

                        Thanks everyone!

                        I think the big difference was that I weighed about 20 pounds less. 

                         Lets see, rule of thumb is 2 seconds per pound per mile.  Comes out to 17 minutes 20 seconds shaved off due to the weight loss.

                         

                        My guess is there was some great training thrown in. 

                         

                        Great job, Johnny!

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                          Nice job Johnny - that's a great improvement. Congrats on the weight loss too!
                            Wow, you've really made some incredible strides. Congratulations!

                            Kerry

                            HF #1048

                            Concept2 - Marathons Rowed April & May 2013

                             

                             

                             

                             

                             

                              Wow!!!!  Nice job - took me years to knock off any time like that (like 4 years actually) from my marathon time.

                               

                              Just noticed you live in Malden and wondering if I have seen you running before.  I live in Melrose and occasionally take routes over your way - usually around Pine Banks and down by Oak Grove.

                                Jeff, I run down main street in melrose quite a bit... It's a great area.  I ump some games at the pine banks baseball fields as well.

                                Falling is easy, it's getting back up that becomes the problem ~Staind

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