Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Seattle Marathon

Last year this race beat me. This year I think I got the better of it. I ran a 4:01, not the greatest time but 10 minutes faster than last year. My first half was 1:54, not exactly even splits but considering the hills at the end, I think I ran as even as I can. And since I've been sick all week and was still sick on race day, just to finish was a win in my book. Plus I had all three kids Friday and Saturday by myself. My kids are pretty easy but they sure do tire me out.

The weather was not a factor for me. Yes it was snowing at my house when I left but I chose the right amount of layers and was not too hot or too cold, other than standing around at the start. Even with the two sections that are dog legs I think I only saw half the maniacs that were out there. It was really great to be able to see so many friends out running this marathon. And those marathon walkers, WOW! To be out there in the cold rain for 7 or 8 hours walking. My hat's off to them.

Today my quads are really sore and there’s a little swelling in my ankle. I didn’t think I was pushing it very hard but I guess I was.

I really like my almost new hat. Thanks Hippo!


Anonymous said...

You're so welcome for the hat, Arthur. You deserve it. I only wish I could have managed to get you a new one.

See you on the trails -- Maniac Hippo

GotLegs! said...

Glad to hear you had a good time at Seattle. I had a nice time at the Ghost ... we had pretty good weather most of the day. *tc

Bob Gentile said...

Way to Go Arthur on a great race!!...

I am newbie runner/blogger found your site from Rob's blog... I am soo not a fan of the cold...burrr....lol

I moved from NJ to FL 4 years ago and replaced my ice scraper for SUN Block :)... Awesome blog and I will be back from time to time,