Tag Archives: races

Race report

For what it’s worth — I put together a spreadsheet of all the races I’ve run, the times I got and my average pace per mile. I haven’t run that many races, but if you consider that it’s only been a year, 10 events is not so bad. I like how the marathon is still […]

What it feels like to run your first marathon.

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? […]

Race day! You know it’s race day because I’m: – eating oatmeal with maple syrup. – wearing my race day tank. – up at 4:45 am. I didn’t sleep well last night. It’s always like that before a race because I’m so nervous about sleeping through my alarm. I feel strong and well rested, though. […]