Saturday was the big day for my friend Steph and I.
It was a long time coming and I was more nervous than my first, second, third, fourth and fifth combined.
Don't ask me why I just was.
Once you have run one marathon it is never the same
There are so many factors out there that go into a "good run"
If you don't recall I posted about my past marathons here
My times in the past have been
(granted its not about the time you get but that you finish, but time is good)
1. 2003: 5:33
2. 2004: 6:38
3. 2005: 5:41
4. 2007: 5:56
6: 2009: 5:29
This race was kinda perfect.
1. There were only about 10,000 people out on the course and only about 2,500 doing the marathon. The part that sucked was when you split up with these people at 12.1 miles you just started running by yourself.
The good thing is that there were not as many spectators so if you were having a hard time it was ok cause no one saw you either.
2. The weather turns out, was perfect. It was about 50 degrees and over cast all morning.
At one point it started to sprinkle but no rain and little wind. I ran in shorts and a long sleeve, it was quite perfect (coming from someone that gets really hot).
|Overall Place||1730 / 1890|
|Gender Place||662 / 744|
|Division Place||122 / 133|
The "I" for the Illini (our university here) spins, I think its pretty cool.
Did you run this weekend? Did you have fun? Did you watch? Were you inspired?
Truth be told, maybe I can't walk without limping now, but i would love to do #8
Girls from work who participated in the marathon festivities this weekend.