Sunday, November 02, 2008

Half marathon mini-recap

Sweet downhill on the highway from KM 3 - 10.

Life-sucking winds on the waterfront from KM 13 to the end.

Drank too much water and threw it up in the car on the way home (sorry for the TMI).

1:58:29 (unofficially).



(Not sure what I am doing here. I was delirious. Hubby rocked the half with a 1:36 finish! That was his goal for NEXT year.)

I saw Marci briefly in the school gymnasium before the marathon start. Hope you had a great race, girl! Back-to-back marathons... amazing.

Full report & more pics coming soon.

22 comments:

Marky Mark said...

Wow! Tough day for a PB but you did it. I died along the water but really lost a sub two hour day in the first 20 minutes when I had to stop to address some shin pains.

Savour this one!

Run Mommy said...

Fantastic! I dream of the sub 2 hour half so well done...I hope you are feeling better now!

Marci said...

Awesome I knew you would get a PR!! It was great seeing you today and I agree, the downhill was awesome and then wind brutal (worse than Niagara)

Jess said...

Congrats on a great race -- despite barfing up water afterward! And congrats to your hubby as well on an awesome race!

One day I wish to do a sub 2 hour HM.

Road Warrior said...

Congratulations! Remember, throwing up is like doing sit-ups. You don't have to do any crunches for a couple days now.

Blyfinn said...

Now that is a PR correct? I didn't see you acknowledge it. Congrats. The ride home activities proved you left it all out on the race course.

Melanie said...

awesome job on the PR's to both you and Mark! That's amazing! Congrats! hope you're feeling better since the car ride!

Marcy said...

A PR!!! WHOOOOOO HOOOOOO CONGRATS CHICA!!! AWESOME AWESOME JOB (except for the puking part. Sorry about that :-( )

ShoreTurtle said...

Congratulations to you both.

Sorry to hear that your car ride home was eventful. Hopefully, you're feeling better.

I'm not a big fan of life-sucking wind. Way to persevere.

D10 said...

At least you didn't throw up on any of the volunteers. Sounds like you both ran a great race. Can't wait to read more. You husband is wicked fast!!

BeachRunner said...

Congrats on two awesome PR's. That kind of speediness is worth barfing over.

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Yay for the PR AND reaching your puke threshold!

You Rock!:) I thought about you this morning while I went for a walk with my mom.

Can't wait for the full report! Wish I could've been there!:)

((HUGS)) and congrats

anners said...

YAAAAAy for Sub2!!!!
Congrats!! Hope that you're feeling better now!

JenZen said...

GREAT JOB!!! Way to go!!!! Contrats!!!

Marky Mark said...

The wind was so bad along the water that my iPod earphones wouldn't stay in. Great job breaking two in such conditions!

Runner Leana said...

That is one speedy half marathon Marlene, great job! If you threw up at the end then for sure you ran hard!

Sonia said...

A sub 2h half is totally amazing! Congratulations Marlene! =)

*aron* said...

ohhhh awesome job on the sub 2 hour half!!! cant wait for the full race recap!

Danica said...

Congrats on the 1/2 time, we basically ran the same time in my last half. Congrats, and loved the mini-race report, you had me laughing!

Heather said...

Nice race! Way to break 2 hours.

Julianne said...

Wooohoo on the unofficial time! Can't wait to find out the official time and the official race report. ;-)

joyRuN said...

GAH! Sorry I missed you on my blog :(

Congrats on a speedy half! Sub-2 is SWEET :)

Sorry about the barfing (but hey - that means you ran your a$$ off!) and the swag (or lack thereof).