Race report coming to you live from the drive home! My goal — nailed it! I dared for a sub-2-hour marathon and I did (according to my watch) 1:55:12. (Edit: Official race time is 1:56:04. That’s gun time.) That is around 15 minutes faster than my half-marathon PR that I set at this course last year […]
We’re driving back from the All Women & One Lucky Guy half-marathon in Newburyport, Mass. I got a 2:14, which is not a PR. It is 5 seconds per mile slower than my best time, which was my first marathon, Race the Runways on April 2 of this year. Gah! I didn’t want to start […]
Indescribable. When Tony and I pulled into the University of Southern Maine parking garage, it was torrential rain. I looked out at the runners around me (who were intelligently wearing rain jackets or trash bags, which I did not think to do), and I thought, “Do I really want to put myself through this for five-plus hours? […]
It’s race day again! In usual fashion, I don’t have much time to write, but I wanted to say something as I eat my oatmeal. A year ago I was sitting in our packed-up apartment (the race was a few days before we moved into our house). I was scared as all hell. I had […]
That is the face of a pre-half-marathon runner. It’s race day! Wish me luck!