It’s Sunday night, just hours after the marathon, and I’m finally sitting on the couch, drinking a beer, and waiting for delivery pizza. Also, avoiding packing for Florida which needs to get done sometime between now and tomorrow afternoon. I’m sort of wishing I took tomorrow off from work. Oh well, how can I complain about a one day work week?
So there is no way I can put together any sort of coherent recap yet, so I thought I would just check in with a few notes about the race. Partly because I may forget otherwise.
You guys are freaking amazing. All the comments before and after the race were awesome. Throughout the whole training cycle I felt so supported by everyone who followed along on my journey, and I definitely owe part of this race to you.
I ran a 3:46:33. This is about 15 minutes faster than my PR that I set in April at the Rock N Roll Raleigh Marathon.
I finally broke that 4 hour barrier that has been driving me crazy for some time now.
November 2011: 4:07
January 2013: 4:05
October 2013: 4:06
April 2014: 4:01
I also broke 3:50, which was goal I set for 2014.
I love the Philadelphia Marathon course. Not too many hills, good weather, great crowd support.
My body didn’t want to cooperate for some reason. The pace that felt so natural throughout my training just wasn’t coming to me during this race. However, it was pretty consistent with letting me run at a 8:30-8:45 pace so I just went with that.
Got to meet up with Michele after the race!
I have blisters/black toenails/blood blisters happening on my feet like I have never before experienced. Just in time to go to Florida. No picture here. You’re welcome.
I think that’s all I can say for now. I’m pretty exhausted and my brain isn’t working very well. Hopefully recap to come later this week!
What did you do this weekend?
What is the biggest PR you’ve set?
Ever feel like you were “stuck” and unable to get faster in a certain distance?