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RR - Ann Arbor Marathon 6/9 (Pics added) (Read 99 times)

LRB


Dreamer

    For that last portion of the race, I was feeling totally drained; at every single moment I so badly wanted to stop & walk. I never did, but it took everything I had to keep running.

    Love that!

     

    They actually changed the marathon course from last year but it is still considered challenging, so that bodes well for you in the fall.  Your pace drop off is in line with the course and for where you are as a weekend warrior.  You should expect to hold your pace a little better in four months.

     

    Moving forward, if nothing else you definitely want to get to know tempo/10k pace once you resume training.  You can incorporate those into your training without adopting an official training plan.

     

    Shout out to the DW!

    "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."

    happylily


      Dave, congratulations on your PR and on digging deep! There is a definite improvement in your running and expect a huge PR come fall if you can follow some sort of plan with speedwork and you get the right conditions on race day. You will see the difference especially in the last miles, you'll feel so much stronger! But you did great this time. And your wife is such a sweetie! Having the support of a loved one on race day makes a big difference.

      PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

              Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

      4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     


      Girl Parts

        Executive summary: These marathon things are really hard.

         

        QFT!

         

        Great job, Dave!

         


        SheCan

          Executive summary: These marathon things are really hard

          ....

          Special kudos to DW, who based on the last experience did not want me having to drive home; she got up at 5:15 AM to drive me the 35 min to the race, then came back later with the kids to watch me cross the finish line. Often she is just kind of annoyed by my running, but when it matters, she comes through.

           

          Congratulations on your 2nd marathon, and on such a fantastic time.  I know you were shooting for under 4, but still this is a really good time, and next time, you'll get to blow it away.  Glad you were okay after the race with little to no stiffness.  And yes, spouses can be wonderful at helping us with our goals.  Sometimes I think we don't give them enough credit.  Smile Awesome you!

          Cherie

          Running- the real sport.  The others just play with their balls.

            A few race pics.

             

            Here's me showing off my Run for Boston bracelet. Rockin' the Martian race shirt.

             

            Mad dash/slog across the finish line! This guy beat me by 0.3 seconds, but I still look pretty happy to be done. (Plus found out later he was not in my AG, so no prob.)

             

            Another finish line shot. I don't know what the hell that clock was doing, but I'm gonna go ahead & call that my official time.

            Dave


            SheCan

              A few race pics.

               

               

              Another finish line shot. I don't know what the hell that clock was doing, but I'm gonna go ahead & call that my official time.

               

              Haha!  You need to order that picture!

               

              LOVE YOUR MARTIAN RACE SHIRT!

              Cherie

              Running- the real sport.  The others just play with their balls.


              Dad on the run.

                Great job! Nice that you PR'd plus your pacing looked a lot better than your first marathon.

                My parents said I could be anything when I grew up, so I decided to be Awesome!


                delicate flower

                  Nice pics, Dave!  3:10!!  Damn impressive!  Big grin

                  roboknee.


                  Girl Parts

                     

                    Haha!  You need to order that picture!

                     

                     

                     

                    Totally LOL

                     

                    I love that you're still smiling at the end!

                     


                    Bad Ass

                      Great pics. Yes, order that picture and people will believe that time!

                      Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

                      Blog

                      "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                      FSocks


                      Gramps

                        Great pics. Yes, order that picture and people will believe that time!

                         

                        Yeah, it worked really well for Paul Ryan.

                        Running is dumb. 

                        LRB


                        Dreamer

                          I have been unable to muster anything close to a smile at the end of my two marathons so bravo for that!

                           

                          Where is that finish, the U of M soccer field?

                          "Training is not always fun, but it should always be rewarding."


                          Bad Ass

                            I thought of him while writing it....Big grin

                             

                             

                            Yeah, it worked really well for Paul Ryan.

                            Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                            "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

                            MrNamtor


                            DON'T TREAD ON ME

                              dave, you're a handsome son of a gun.

                               

                               

                              Don't take that the wrong way Big grin

                              happylily


                                You do look great, Dave. Smile

                                PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

                                        Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

                                4 years racing, 14 marathons, 14 BQs     

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