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For anyone interested I posted a full race report with photos here:
I meant to post it in the boomers forum woops!
Here is the short version:
My goals for this race were:
1 – To finish healthy so that I can enjoy the New York Marathon on November 4.
2 – To get another BQ so that I don’t have to worry for two more years.
3 – To better my course PR of 3:32:40.
4 – To better my marathon PR of 3:26:49.
5 – To run a 3:20:00 marathon.
For those who don’t wish to read the full report I succeeded in the first three should have done all … no excuses…but I’m happy and will prepare for New York now.
Gun time – 3:28:39 – Chip time – 3:28:31
OA – 97/645
AG – 9/43
Course PR – by 4:09
I don't know when I've seen a post of yours with so much emotion. It was fun to experience the race with you. Excellent race and if I could grit my way through a wall like you did, I'd be a happy runner.
If 333 had turned around and seen your face, he would have stopped in his tracks. Grrrrrr. Tell your wife her pictures are wonderful, especially the one with the hah-ba in the background. glidegal
P.S. Your scars have healed nicely.
Hey, Bob ...great race! You BQ'd and got a course PR! ... not a bad day's work! I thoroughly enjoy your detailed RRs ... you carry us along with you during the race. The pics only add to the drama. The course sure did sound like it had a lot of hills. To me, even small ones, seem like mountains near the end of the marathon.
How did you feel about going out a little too fast? All said and done, do you think it affected your time much? Will you do anything differently for NY?
Congrats again, Bob! Good luck in NY!
What a greta RR - I think I held my breath and leaned into every turn up until mile 15 or 16! You did an amazing job of running, up until the mental demons crept into your head in the latter stages of the race. But to still get a course record and a BQ and to nip 333 at the finish is outstanding!
Congratulations on a fine race, and best of luck in the Big Apple. And please tell your DW that her photos are fantastic.
Congratulations, Bob, on qualifying again. Your RRs are always so informative and we love the pictures. It does seem like you bonked, yet it's hard to figure out why. Does your HR record offer any clues? Maybe you were getting dehydrated? It's in the can, anyway; now you can just run NYC for fun.
a volleyballer with a running problem
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Congratulations to the Maine man.
It all happens in Maine.
Thanks for another great report. Thank your wife for the pictures......they say it all too.
Good luck in New York.