Thursday, November 29, 2012

Shiny New Marathon PR

I have been waiting 4+ years to write that :)  This PR has been years in the making :)  It only took about 7026.2 miles (my training partner thought of that one) You know the whole trip to NY thing happened.  It still seems a little surreal that I was finally able to put it all together.
The double taper must be a good thing for me.  I know things happen for a reason and for me it was not until after my 20+ miler in Central Park after the NYC marathon was canceled that I really believed that I was totally capable of running a 3:15.  That run gave me the confidence and let me relax a little.  Don't get me wrong I was still nervous but not crazy nervous.  Tyler, Nick, and I headed up to Seattle on Saturday.  Needing sunglasses driving into Seattle in late November is a glorious thing.  Our hotel ended up being really close to the start/finish line. Things we feeling really right!  My tag line was, "this is going to be epic!"
My teammates rock!
They dropped off a recovery swag bag and made Tyler and I sweatshirts.
Cancel NYC...We go SEA

The Expo was nothing like NY, but lets be honest at that point it was all business.

I took advantage of time waiting for my hubby to get up to Seattle and laid out all my stuff.  Pre race ritual for me, it calms my nerves.  Packing for NY made this one easy.

Race outfit.  Seattle bib and NY bib :)  Forecast was awesome.  Sunny, low 40's
  We got dinner and then headed back to the hotel to get a good nights sleep.  there were some good things about Seattle over NY.  My favorite was that Seattle started at 8:15 which meant a 6:15 wakeup as opposed to a 3am wakeup call for a 9:40 start time.  I was not looking forward to trying to stay warm for 3 hours out in the cold while waiting for the NY marathon to start.  

Got a pretty good nights sleep and was ready to roll :)
Tyler and I went for a little warmup in our lovely sweatshirts
It was a little chilly and foggy but it was dry.  Cant ask for more than that in Seattle.  I was happy and just so ready to run!

Shedding our warm clothes.  Seattle on the front
NY on the back
Standing at the start with the 3:15 pace group, Can you find me and Tyler?
Stay tunes for the details of the actual race, oh and my PR :)


  1. Yay- congratulations!! So excited to read all about it!

  2. So freaking proud of you lady!!!! I am excited to read about the race now :-)

  3. Love the fact that you have a training partner that suits you so well- and all the love poured out for this make-up race. :) I wouldn't have thought of saving and wearing the NYC bibs. What a great remembrance!

    Looking forward to the race details! I am still thrilled for you :)

  4. I LOVE your sweatshirts!! Just Awesome!