He who has the best time wins. Jerry
Needs more cowbell!
My first marathon, Silicon Valley, 10/25/98
2. pre-race mileage
I wasn't logging my miles, but I was doing 3 to 5 runs a week, with most runs being from 3 to 6 miles. I was probably doing about 20 miles per week.
3. Long run
I did two runs of about 12 miles, one of them one week before the marathon.
• 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Speed my steps along your path, according to your will.
Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
I cross the line, the mantra "Never again" pounding in my brain with each stride.
Run to Win24 Marathons, 17 Ultras, 16 States (Full List)
A Saucy Wench
First marathon - Steamtown 1999
Training: a 3.5-mile lunch-break lap around Lake Scranton, once or twice a week, for about a month.
Long run: a 5-miler one week before the race. After that run, I said to myself, I can do that five more times, easy, plus a little more.
The race: Race morning, I laced up my old racquetball crosstrainers. This choice would haunt me later. I went out into the cloudy morning, uneasily noticing the fancy-tech footwear of all the other runners. Beneath a pair of gray cotton shorts, I wore cotton jammer briefs. This choice would also haunt me later.
Finally, the finish chute appears in the distance. I begin to sprint like a madman, like the Italian Stallion but on a flat road, like Mel Brooks fleeing pigeons. I cross the line, the mantra "Never again" pounding in my brain with each stride.
Finish time: 4:42:02
I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets
"When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7
Someone hands me a popsicle stick loaded with Vaseline. I soon find out that it's actually some kind of sports creme. While painful, this new problem affects my pace very little.
Mom to Abby (8) Jacob, (6) and Colton (3)
12 half marathons, 4 full marathons
Goals- run more, lose 20lbs, sub 2 hour half and 4:10 full.