Sunday, April 29, 2007

Marathon...We did it!

Well we finished! All the hard work and training paid off! Now we can really celebrate and eat lots of dessert this weekend=}. You can check out Sherri's blog to get specifics on times for the other band guys - Jason, Dave and Glenn! Way to go guys! Glenn set the new downhere marathon record (previously held by Jeremy). Jeremy, Krista (Glenn's sister) and I ran together for the first 11 miles and then Jeremy split off and joined the full marathon course. Krista and I finished strong beating our goal of 2:30 by 8 minutes! Jessica, Heather and Glenn's other sister Tracy volunteered to hand out water at mile 8 so we saw them just in time for some encouragement!

We read the Tennessean today and found out that the former running back for the Titans, Eddie George, ran the half-marathon and finished ONLY 20 minutes before me and Krista. George said that running the half-marathon was more difficult than playing a NFL game. His goal BEFORE the race on Saturday was to run the full marathon next year; but AFTER the race he said he's not sure because this one was really difficult. I felt pretty good after reading that article =}!!! And then there was the 71 year-old man who ran the full marathon in 3:48... wow!

All in all it went really well and I'm feeling sore but not as bad as I was expecting to. Here are some pictures from the big day!






2 comments:

Dirkey said...

awesome job!!! That really is fantastic, my brother just ran his first yesterday came in with 3 hrs, 45 min. My goal is to work up to a 5k right now :)

Kat said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful accomplishment...and to beat your goal by 8 minutes as well. That's excellent

I'm planning to run one in January, but I'm currently recovering from a c-section, so I can't start running for a few more weeks and all in all it will have been almost a year since I've run at all. So although I was an avid runner before my pregnancy, I'll pretty much be starting from scratch.

Is there a particular training schedule that you used to prepare for the half marathon?

If you have any training schedule recommendations I'd certainly appreciate them.

(That's really cool that you ran the race in almost the same time as Eddie George. )

Thanks Erin.



-Kat
(Jeremy commented on my blog awhile back and shared the link to this blog....if you're wondering how I got here...)