Monday, October 02, 2006


Our 20 was great, fantastic, awesome!!!!!!

Sis was still getting over her cold and I felt a little tired from doing the 20 total miles during the week, so we didn't have really great expectations for the run.

We wanted to do our marathon pace (no more than 16 minutes per mile average) including bathroom, stretch breaks, and red light stop signals. That would bring us in at 5 hours 20 minutes. We wanted to see if we're going to actually be able to finish the damn thing on time--before they officially closed the marathon course (hypothetically).

And we blew our own expectations away!

When we reached the 16th mile, the Garmin was at 3 hours 52 minutes. I told sis that we could walk the last 4 miles and still get in under 5 hours.

And walk we did. Not because we really had to....but because we were enjoying it so much!

We came in at 4 hours 59 minutes and 12 seconds!!! Under 15 minute miles my friends, even with walking the last 4!!

We didn't have any pain at all. We were stiff, but we found that as long as we kept moving (running) or walking really, really fast, the stiffness went away. I think the last 4 miles were the most uncomfortable because we were slow....

OMG! We are so ready! We might even be able to do the marathon in 6 1/2 hours (don't want to put a goal here)...but it is possible!!

Now it's taper time.


Blogger B said...


7:18 AM  
Blogger runnergirl said...

Great job! You are going to rock your race! Enjoy the taper. You've earned it.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Firefly's Running said...

YAYYYYYYYY! You did it. I hope you gave yourself a nice ice bath right away and then a relaxing epson salt bath the next day.

6:58 PM  
Blogger teacherwoman said...

I can only imagine what a good feeling it is to actually FEEL ready! That is awesome!

8:03 PM  
Blogger Kurt said...

Awesome girl! I can't wait to see how the results on the big race turn out. Your going to rock!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Running Rabbit said...

Enjoying running...fabulous...because that is so important! Good job!

7:13 PM  
Blogger Wanna-be 5k-er said...

That is SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All that hard work is about to pay off! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3:44 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

I'm so happy for you. Enjoy tapering! Some how my taper has turned into a rest week.

5:49 AM  
Blogger backofpack said...

Good job! Isn't it exciting to get through 20 miles? You are gonna do great!

7:45 PM  

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