Wednesday, October 17

Results

I finally looked at the official results from the marathon. 4:56:38. It was 13 seconds faster than my first marathon, which I finished in 4:56:51.

Sigh.

It was also quite a bit hotter than my first marathon. South Bend in June, Minnesota in October. Who knew?

Anyway, I am forgetting a lot about this race. It happened, but I just don't want to dwell on it. I want to focus on getting faster.

3 Comments:

Blogger KWK said...

Just like they sometimes have special notations for world record 100 m. times (like "wind assisted"), they should have special notations for marathons (like "brutal conditions") that put the race in some kind of context. Having run a marathon when the temperature was in the high 80's (and I use the term "run" loosely) I can definitely say that the conditions of a race matter a lot. It really helped me to realize during that race that just about no one was going to be setting records on such a day. So I was able to feel proud just to finish, especially when so many of my fellow participants did not.

Only you really know how much effort you gave, and if you could have given more. But from my perspective, I have no hesitation in offering you hearty congratulations on successfully completing what must have been a grueling challenge.

October 17, 2007 11:04 AM  
Blogger bl said...

thanks for the comments.

that helps my bruised ego.

the further away I get from the race, the easier it is for me to forget how tough it was.

October 17, 2007 2:33 PM  
Blogger KWK said...

Yeah. Maybe, sometime soon, you'll be forgetful enough that you'll actually want to do it again.

October 18, 2007 10:40 PM  

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