Under 4 Hours


Today I ran the Salt Lake City Marathon. I ran it last year and did pretty well until mile 24. I hit the wall and it took me more than 1 hour to finish the last 3 miles. Mentally and physically I was spent and at one point there was a bus stop bench. I went and sat down for 10 minutes. It was horrible.
Today when I passed that exact same bench…I gave it the finger, cursed it and pressed on. With 1.5 miles left I still had strength but I was pretty exhausted so I adopted a run/walk strategy. I made it to the finish line with the official time of 3:47:47. I thought I could get close to 4 hours and I crushed it. I beat last years time by almost 54 minutes and beat my personal best by over 22 minutes.
I am pretty sore but I need to heal soon because I have another marathon in 4 weeks from today.
I am estatic with my performance today and what a rush to reach that finish line regardless of the time..but with a great time it makes it that much better. (I know great is relative because the winner ran it in 2:15.)
The following are the stats:
Age group: 36th of 109
Overall: 235 of 1067
Overall Male 188 of 685

Mile / Split
1 /0:07:55
2/ 0:08:09
3/ 0:07:51
4/ 0:07:53
5/ 0:08:17
6/ 0:08:25
7/ 0:08:34
8/ 0:08:31
9/ 0:08:35
10/ 0:08:14
11/ 0:08:17
12/ 0:08:28
13/ 0:08:32
14/ 0:08:12
15/ 0:08:17
16/ 0:08:24
17/ 0:08:33
18/ 0:08:33
19/ 0:08:41
20/ 0:08:48
21/ 0:09:00
22/ 0:09:04
23/ 0:09:27
24/ 0:09:38
25/ 0:10:37
26/ 0:10:44
last .2/ 0:02:08
Total / 3:47:47

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