Habs4ever wrote:Jogger Barbie wrote:Congrats to all the racers today - definitely a lot of them!
It was a good day at the races in our house. Ed (a.k.a. Terrific Whatzit) was doing the Prince Edward County Marathon as his A race for the Fall. I was running the marathon as a training run for NYC in a few weeks.
Well, as Erin mentioned above, it was Ed who got the PB: 4:04:48, a big jump from his previous 4:07:55 from Vancouver 2011. Really, really happy for him.
And my training run was good. I was targeting 3:45, but with no pace bunny I went out way too fast (amazing how much energy your legs have when you haven't run since Wednesday) and had trouble slowing down to the target 5:20 pace. So I paid for it in the end, the last 10 km were pretty tough, but the final time was 3:37:31. And it's a small race, so that was good enough for 1st place in the W 50-59 AG. Now with NYC in three weeks I need to rest a bit and maintain the fitness. Hope I can run that well (or better?) in the Big Apple. Big bonus with today was that my nutrition/hydration strategy appeared to work - no major GI issues or bonking. Fingers crossed I can repeat that as well.
Congratulations Ed and JB.