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- Oct 18, 2015
Congrats on the race! Hope that Endgame and beer was just as wonderful as it sounds!
Well done! Says to me you've got a pretty good baseline fitness now, and training around that 5-6 hour mark was a good balance for you. And that letting go (whether training or race day) could be a path to a enjoyable race experience.I crossed the finish line, got my medal and realized I forgot to turn off Strava. Strava time was 3:54:20. Official time was 3:54:15. So, I missed my previous PR from almost exactly a year earlier by roughly 6 minutes.
So, I don't really know what to make of this race and the outcome, because it's truly unexpected. While I certainly put in some miles, I would not say I trained all that hard, especially in the last month. But, this was easily my most consistent race. It helped that I wasn't injured, the weather was perfect and I didn't have to worry about Disney-related fatigue. But, maybe there's something to just letting go of any goals or any worries and just going for a run.
Now, where does this leave me? Lakefront Marathon is in 5 months. I "set" my personal worse there in 2017 and I want to redeem myself a bit on that course. So, my plan had been to step up my training a bit this summer. BUT...I just had my second best race just chilling out and running for fun. Lots to consider in the next few months. For now, I'm going to take a week or two off and not worry about running.
It was a good balance. I like turning in those sub-4s, but while still having an enjoyable race/training experience. I'm more about checking off marathons now than any major time goals.Well done! Says to me you've got a pretty good baseline fitness now, and training around that 5-6 hour mark was a good balance for you. And that letting go (whether training or race day) could be a path to a enjoyable race experience.
Takes one to know one.#goalssssss
You are a rockstar.
Thank you! I’m trying to manage burnout and fatigue versus my totally arbitrary goal of completing 10 marathons before I turn 40. I’m 35.5 now and have done 5, so I shouldn’t have to go too crazy after my next one in October.Awesome job! I am so impressed with the number of marathons you have done recently. My legs would be toast!
The real reason I'm commenting... Were they born on different days?? That's cool! Happy Birthday to them!On the life end of things, my twins turned 13 on Monday and Tuesday.
It’ll be her fourth marathon. We definitely need to chat about a plan.Does she want to run together? Is it her 1st marathon? Maybe she doesn't want the pressure of keeping up with you.
Yup! Around 11:30 pm June 3 and 1 am June 4.The real reason I'm commenting... Were they born on different days?? That's cool! Happy Birthday to them!