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Worked all day Saturday. Got into Albany late. Sandwich for dinner, Powerbar and banana in AM, no time for full breakfast. Weather good, cool enough. Wore usual outfit. Started way fast, 1:42:12 first half. On PR pace up to mile 20, slowed and ran 52:50 for final 10k. Last year got PR here with 49:15 final 10k. Finish time = 3:29:07, only second time ever under 3:30 in 21 marathons. Best I could do with less miles this year. Sub 3:30 got me guaranteed entry to NYC 2008. This is where you should run if you need a BQ. I am happy. See you in Philly Nov 18.
Well done, Dr. Wu
Not the greatest job of pacing but I've seen a lot worse, including a couple of my own. To still end up with 2nd best ever for someone who has run as many as you is still a very good day's work.
I ran it also. I only really needed a 3:30 for Boston, but met up with with a couple of young bucks who needed to run sub-3:10, which gives me a guarantted entry in NY for next year. We came pretty close to even-splitting the halves.
It was the second time I've run this race. I agree with your opinion that this is the race to run if you want to BQ. I have to say it's the fastest course I've ever run
Check out the stats...
Mohawk-Hudson River Marathon - Results
Albany, NY USA
October 7, 2007
Finishers: 492, Males - 326, Females - 166
Male Winner: 2:31:02 | Female Winner: 2:51:52
Average Finish Time: 3:54:31| STD: 0:34:51
Nice. I like your telegraph style of reporting. Not a wasted word in that report. Congrats.
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Big congrats WU, awesome performance...
....my same goal is a entry in NYC......need under 3:30 too...
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Originally posted by Dark Horse:
Do you run a marathon, like, every weekend?
No, I'm no Stevie Ray (SR Lopez, a Kickrunner who's doing over 30 this year).
My marathoning year for 2007:
Boston, April: 3:59 (blech, I was sick)
VCM, May: 3:35:06, another BQ.
San Francisco, July 29: 3:48, very hilly.
Adirondack, September 16: 3:39:14, a course PB.
Mohawk Hudson, October 7: 3:29:07, only 1:53 over my PR.
Coming up: Philadelphia, November 18. Want a PR and sub 3:25, but who knows... Mohawk Hudson is a faster course than Philly. We'll see.
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Good job, Wu, congrats on the near PR. Kind of a concise report though, did you use up all your creative writing skills describing the San Francisco marathon ???