Something exciting about the marathon that I just figured out today is that the splits for the 1st and 2nd 1/2 of the race were 2:16:17 for the 1st half and 2:07:39 for the 2nd half!
My PR for the 1/2 marathon distance is 2:10:09 meaning that I got a 1/2 marathon PR in the 2nd 1/2 of a marathon!!! That's really cool :) Not sure if I count that as an actual PR since it wasn't done in a 1/2 marathon race, but it's exciting nonetheless. Imagine how fast I could go if I hadn't already run 13.1 miles? Perhaps breaking 2 hours isn't as far away as I thought :D
I looked back into my coolrunning log tonight and stumbled upon an entry from Monday, November 2nd 2004, which showed:
Monday,Nov 22, 2004
Running Training run 4:45 pm
4 miles41:14 (10:18/mile)
That felt so awsome to run for such a long time. Thats the longest that I've ever run in my life, and I sort of felt like I could have gone longer if I had wanted to. Body still getting achey though while I'm running, which sucks...that better not happen on thursday! i'm glad to be working out again though.
It's funny to remember a time when 4 miles was a long run and an exhilirating achievement :) Amazing how far you can come in 2 1/2 years!
I'm looking forward to my first post-race run tomorrow, hopefully 6 miles or so :D