Sunday, June 03, 2007

Awesome PR!


Full report will follow, but the short version is that I had an awesome race.

Final time: 4:23:56!

That means my pace was an average of 10:04!!!

Beating my previous pr of 4:54:56 by over 30 minutes :D

I ran this race last year in 5:32:38, so I took over an hour off my marathon time in one year :)

Plus, my half time was 2:16:17, meaning that I had an awesome negative split!

I was aiming for 4:45, but decided to push early, since I never had before, and had such a great race. I kept waiting to blow up but never did. My last mile was a 9:06 pace and the last 1/2 mile or so was an 8:22 race (my watch was about .3 off of the actual markers). It was so cool to be 'fast' for once in my life.

Just checked out the results and I finished in the top 32% of all runners, the top 20% of women, and the top 19% of women 19-24.

I'm still sort of in shock.

But super happy that I really have improved so much fitness wise in the last year. I felt a million times better this year than last.

Thanks so much everyone for all your support!!!

13 comments:

e-rod said...

you looked great out there, addy, and omg, a big smile every time we saw you. when we saw you at mile 22.5 we knew that you would pr big time, but seeing your time, i was even more impressed. congratulations and great run!!

Phil said...

Congratulations, you really ran a great race. An hour is an incredible improvement. Can't wait for the full report.

Jessica Deline said...

you are awesome Addy! You looked great every time we saw you (with a big ole smile on your face) and were running strong. You sure earned it!!

Backofpack said...

Wow! That is amazing - good job!

Sarah said...

great work Addy! I'm so happy for you, what an accomplishment! On saturday I kept thinking of you during my long run. It felt like December in berkeley, misting and very windy. But I told myself, Addy is out there going 26.2 miles right now, this run is nothing in comparison.

Gretchen said...

Yeah Addy!! That is awesome, totally inspiring! You have been putting in a lot of work, and this is the pay off. Nice job.

Sensationally Red said...

OMG! That's incredibly awesome! You are my idol. I hope I can do the same for my next marathon; that's what I'm shooting for--a ten minute pace.

Meg said...

Addy- you did absolutely amazing! I'm so happy for you, and WOW a 1/2 marathon PR in the second half of the marathon. Way to go, girl =)

Bob Gentile said...

SOOO easy to Figure out ADDY, you don't have that SCHOOL thing going on & distracting you & your running -- haha

OK just kidding, WAY To RUN Strong!! that is an impressive time!!

Congrats & Well Done :-)

Sarah said...

Woohoo! Way to go! Congrats on an incredible PR. I had that same feeling at Eugene like I was going too fast. But when you find out you can hang in there and even push the pace, its pure gold! And the best is yet to come. : )

Skip said...

Addy way to go! I didn't get a chance to see you Sunday but when I heard you were smoking the course it energized me to pick up my pace. Go Bears!

Addy said...

Thank you so much everyone!!!

e-rod and jessica- you guys (and abbie of course!) were so amazing for being out there. It was such a lift to see familiar faces, especially since I had planned on not having anyone there. Thank you thank you thank you!

Sarah- Glad you were able to use me to get in a good run! Hope the weather and berkeley cheers up. Even with its coldness, i'm still missing that lovely city

Red- what a sweet thing to say! I'm sure you'll be able to meet that goal

Sarah- I definitely thought of you while I was out there, hoping I could have a similar breakthrough! You were most certaintly inspiration out on the course :)

skip- go bears indeed!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Congrats Addy. PR's are great aren't they.