Training: I Ran a Marathon
Wow, what a fun thing to say. I had an incredible weekend at the New York City Marathon. It wasn’t just the race but the entire weekend in general. I obviously have a lot to say about the New York City Marathon, which will deserve its own race recap. My goal was to start and finish healthy. It wasn’t to run X time, but I wanted to start and finish healthy.
|Monday:||Easy 30 minutes|
|Tuesday:||Easy 45 minutes|
|Wednesday:||10 miles with a fast finish|
|Friday:||Easy 2 miles with New Balance|
|Saturday:||Easy 3 miles|
|Sunday:||New York City Marathon 3:27.19|
Most of the week was dedicated to the New York City Marathon. I had so much fun just relaxing in the city. I even got to meet both Emma Coburn and Jenny Simpson.
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Today I got to meet Emma Coburn and do a 2 mile shakeout run with Jenny Simpson. Both were so friendly and humble. . (Which is why they are both 👸👸) . Thank you New Balance for such a fun opportunity. If you haven’t stopped by the New Balance Pizza Co, they are open marathon weekend to trade your miles for free pizza.
New York City Marathon (3:27.19)
After being on my feet most of the weekend, I could tell my legs didn’t “feel good.” Sure, I could have skipped all of the fun activities, but my goal was to start and finish healthy, plus have fun. It was a weekend to celebrate my ability to run and health. Is PRing fun? Of course, but I knew that wasn’t going to happen and it wasn’t a secret goal of mine.
My goal was to do it more as a long run and the race itself went by fast. I took it out “easy” and ran up the Verazzano Bridge in 7:40. That second mile is downhill and I ran a 6:53 at the same effort (maybe I should do a downhill marathon JK). The rest of the miles clicked by and I averaged between 7:25-7:40 depending on terrain. I did stop to use the bathroom at mile 5. Up the Queensboro Bridge, I ran an 8:15, then most of my miles afterward were between 7:45-8:15 with my final few at 8:15-8:30.
I crossed in 3:17.19, which I’m proud of. It was an extremely short buildup for this and just six weeks ago; I didn’t think I would be able to run. While it’s my slowest marathon, I’m equally as proud as any other marathon I’ve run. Now I’m looking forward to getting back into shorter races and getting my speed back.
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