Great report. Congrats to your wife and to you for giving up what could have been a
"race" for you to give your wife that experience.
5k-25:29 5M-42:27 10K-54:10 1/2 - 1:57:44 FULL - 4:10:48
6 Full Marathons 25 Half Marathons (Not a Fanatic Just crazy)
Lurch, this is a really nice RR. Congratulations to you and your wife for doing this together. Sometimes in our passions we forget that real people are more important then our hobbies. It's wonderful that now you have this shared memory.
All young people feel boxed in, but what you do with the wiggle room that you have, will define who you become.
I enjoyed your honest RR. Since the full was going on at the same time, why were they taking down the finish line after four plus hours? Did you end up finishing last? Your wife's skirt was pretty. Congrats to both of you.
just another runner
Nice RR. Happy to see she didn't quit. That race presents a medal I really want. You should have earned many "kitchen passes" for staying with the wifey when you wanted to let the big dogs eat.
The first step is to get up off the couch!
Scottydawg, vwaldoguy, Just B.S., She Can & baxdaddy - Thank you for your kind words.
I did not come in last. Forty people crossed the finish line after I did. The race crew were taking down the finish line because the full marathon runners had a two hour head start. They started at 6:00 am. The half started at 8:00 am and we crossed the starting line at 8: 30 am. All runners had to be off the course by 1:30 PM so the highway could be reopened to vehicle traffic by 2:00 pm.
I walked a half marathon with Proofreader and it is a bitch. On a couple of occasions I ran to a port-o-pottie not so much from a real need to relieve myself as from a need to make my legs do something different. I was quite sore after that race. Congrats to your wife for having the perseverance to finish.
You are right that races are messy. The irony of all those GU's on a half marathon course is that it is highly doubtful a single one of them was physiologically necessary.
Short term goal: 2:59:59 (November, 2013)
Mid term goal: Any race over 80% of top AG standard
Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life. (I started running at age 45).
Man that's tough, big accomplishment for her though, huge really. You're a good guy!
Seriously though, will you ever do that again?
"You see an agent, you do what we do. Run. You run your ass off!"
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Ms Chenandler Bong
I'm so thrilled that you and your wife did this together. Your wife is a very strong person for getting up off that guardrail, it would have been so easy to quit at that point. What an unforgettable experience for you two!
Training for NC24. Not sure why.
Congratulations to you and your wife!
2013 Goal: 1650 miles, 5K - sub 21:00, Half - 1:37:30
Over 40 PR's
Half - 1:38:52, 5K - 21:31
Congratulations to you both! Great RR! That was quite the experience it seems.
BTW, you are tall!
Half Fanatic #3091 ~ Marathon debut: 11/16/13 Anthem Richmond Marathon
"Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious." - Rumi
You both earned a crown on that one. Way to go!!
Congratulations to your wife! You made a great decision to walk with her and give her your support. Your race report was very interesting and self-aware. Thanks for sharing.
congrats to you and your wife!
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