Following the footsteps of Scylla, I hereby post a link to a photo of myself at the finish line of the Country Music Marathon in Nashville, 27 April. A moment of pride.
This was my second marathon, after taking up running 14 months ago. My goal was 4:40, and you can see by the clock I accomplished this. Actually, you can knock another 4 minutes off to account for the time between the starting gun and when I got to the start line. I planned 10 minute miles out to mile 20, and walk/jog intervals to give me 13 minute miles after that. I got ahead of this schedule, easily. I love it when a plan comes together.
This was a fantastic race. Perfect weather, great crowds (both runners and spectators) and the hills didn’t bother me a bit.