Thought the team would like to see my sister's race recap. Wonder what happens when she takes care of those goals at the bottom?!?!?!
Race Recap for Chandler:
Event: White Rock Marathon
Results: 13th woman overall / 2nd division
This was my first marathon. I was very happy with my time.
I started way too far back away from the starting line. I spent the first 4-6 miles weaving in and out of people trying to work past slower runners and walkers. I tried to stay relaxed with my effort but it was a frustrating experience. Chip timing says I ran the first 6 miles with an avg. of 7:35 per mile.
When the course finally freed up after the half marathon course split from the full course, I was able to speed up while still maintaining the same effort. I also finally decided to take a gulp of gatorade at this point because I was hungry (didn't eat breakfast....too nervous).
I ran miles 6-13 at 7:29 pace, which was too fast. Novice mistake, I paid dearly for it later. I also took a pee break around mile 10 bc I hate running on a full bladder.
I ran miles 13-20 at 7:35 pace during which time I took another sip of gatorade and ate a handfull of skittles. Tonya Miller joined me at mile 16 to help me keep pace.
My muscles started to lock up around mile 19. I drank some water. Chip timing says I ran miles 20-26.2 at 7:45 pace. I wanted to quit so badly but Tonya wouldn't let me. :-) And I'm glad she didn't! My muscle were almost completely locked up at mile 23. When I crossed the finish line, I swore to Tonya that I would never ever do that distance again.
But since I qualified for Boston, I plan on running it in 2011. SO, next time, my goals are:
1. to eat breakfast
2. to start closer to the starting line
3. to slow down during the first 13 miles
4. to train more than 3-4x week for more than 5 months