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Sunday, 2 October 2011

New marathon PR

Yep, I couldn't leave you hanging. I could write a really long, detailed race report, but you'd be liable to scroll through it just find the time anyway.

It was a perfect day for running a marathon and The Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon is a fast course. I had no excuses, nothing went wrong, I ran a 1:40 negative split and felt comfortable the whole way until the last mile. I ran on the shoulder of the road in the gravel the whole first half of the marathon to save my joints and muscles. (I ran in my minimalist trail shoes :)).

The final time was 3:24:05, so an over 3 minute PR. I even ran without a garmin and without music!

SR also thinks he ran a PR by a few seconds in 2:49 - something. (I'll have to update his time when the results are up).

What an awesome day! Now we're off to La Crosse, WI to see the step kids.

14 comments:

PiccolaPineCone said...

seriously not sure what to be the most blown away by - the absolute race time, the fact it is a PR, that is a boston qualifier or the fact that you significantly negative split. Way to go SLG!! Seriously smart running. I am so happy and excited for you!
Will answer your e-mail very soon!

The Chapples said...

Nice!

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mmmonyka said...

That's so great and exciting! You are a rock-star!!!!

Danni said...

Congrats!!!

amy said...

Woohoo!

pernillesarup said...

What
October
Wonder

WOW Indeed!

Marathon Mom said...

Great job, Congrats! It was the perfect day for a marathon.

Mapp said...

Congrats! Very happy for you, and really impressed, so soon after Mattias' birth!

Diana said...

What wonderful news! So excited for you! I am blown away by your impressive race!

SteveQ said...

See? Headphones add 3 minutes; drop the minimalist shoes and you'll get another 3. Seriously, though, congrats! SR's chipping away at my marathon bests, as are a few others around here - I may have to come out of retirement again someday.

cherelli said...

woohoo! AWESOME!!

heather said...

Amazing. Congratulations!!!

DDitlev said...

\o/ Congrats! :D You totally rock! Really smart running!