Jan 11, 2010

More Marathon Thoughts

This picture must have been towards the end because that is the only time I took my hat off.

My final placing was 93 out of 559 runners, top 17%; 19 out of 58 in my age group, top 33% and 80 out of 361 men, 22%. I passed 29 people after the halfway point and was passed by 5.

I forgot to mention on my original post that I was on a plane at the airport less than 2 hours after finishing the marathon. That includes time to walk back to the hotel, take an ice bath and shower. Quick trip!




This is a picture of the medal they gave. They also gave a harmonica emblazened with "MS Blues Marathon". Kind of cool. The kids like playing with it anyway.

Recovery seemed to go pretty well, for a few days anyway. On Monday I ran 12.4 miles albeit at a slow pace, 9:14, and it wasn't easy. Then Tuesday I was stricken by a nasty stomach virus that had me coming and going if you know what I mean. So I didn't run on Wednesday although I really, really, really, really, really wanted to and was sorely tempted. Today seems to be worse than yesterday. Hopefully tomorrow and Saturday? If so I still might be able to salvage something for January.

All in Monday 12.4 miles at 9:14

7 comments:

Tony said...

Cool medal AZ. You placed pretty well. The stomach virus ain't too cool. Looks like you have a nice amount of time before the next marathon. Stay strong bud.

lindsay said...

feel better soon!

man 12+ already, so soon after a marathon. very impressive.

Meg said...

Wow, great placing and I love that medal. Very cool. Boo on the virus, I hope you're better by the weekend!

Glenn Jones said...

Nice bling, and great finish place but that photo looks a little painful dude! Also, I took note how you didn't mention whether you were able to walk off the plane ;-)

Take it easy and get well. No reason to rush a marathon recovery....

AZ said...

I was able to walk off the plane; but slowly, slowly...

Feeling marginally better today, maybe short run.

Thanks for all the comments.

Jill said...

Okay, I need to do that marathon cuz that's the coolest medal I've ever seen! I'm a little nostalgic at the end of the year and photograph all medals and all. I'm certain it's a disease. But way to go, that certainly is impressive. Hope you're feeling better soon!!

Jean said...

What a sweet medal! That is extremely cool.

Again, fantastic job on your race!