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hermosaboy001 Legend 909 posts since
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Dec 26, 2007 10:51 PM

Des Moines Marathon RR

OK, this one is kind of late for me -- didn't have internet access in Des Moines because I was too cheap.

So, plan going into this was as follows:


1. Finish still healthy -- Check
2. 2:49:59 -- Check
3. 2:44:59 -- Strike -- see below
4. 2:42:59 -- Strike -- see below

So, plan was to go out conservatively through mile 8 since all the hills occurred during that time. Execution? PERFECT!!!!

So, time to take a little self inventory. Are we going to be able to pick it up as planned? Not today!!!

Saw my coach and he thought I was 3rd in the masters -- keep trying to pick people off. Steadily moving up.

Passed the runnner I thought won last year at mile 16 (I was wrong) and kept passing people even though I was slowing down!!!

So, end results as follows:

First half -- 1:23:53
2nd Half -- 1:25:54

Was hoping for a negative split -- not in the cards! However, think I passed at least 15 runners in the second half and 30 plus overall!!!


100 yards from the finish:

The results:

2:49:47 = 14/1,428 overall
1/121 in the 40-44 AG...

As Ice Cube said -- It was a good day!

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