Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Hubby runs a half

As promised, here are a few photos of hubby at the Oakville Half Marathon on Monday. He used this race as a training run for his first marathon coming up on November 1st.

His goal: 1:40

His result: 1:39:57


Pre-race



And he's off



A quick glimpse at 16K



Finishing strong (and not looking very tired!)



Having a stretch while I watched for Marky Mark to finish



(Yes, hubby also loves Recovery Sock!)


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I started my taper with a short recovery run yesterday. I felt pretty slow, stiff and somewhat sore. It's amazing what 23 miles will do to you! Fortunately, I "only" have about 60K/37mi to run this week. 18 days to go!

35 comments:

Morgan said...

CONGRATS TO THE HUBS!!!! :)

Toni said...

Congrats to your hubby, that's an awesome time!

Enjoy your taper!

Lacey Nicole said...

WOO HOOO! he looks great. LOL! so cool he likes recovery socks, too :) great job with the photos. now ... what stretch is that???

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Well done! Please pass on our congratulations from blogland!

RunningLaur said...

How's that for pacing to your goal? Wow!

Kelly said...

I love how he is wearing that bright yellow shirt. No trouble finding him in the crowd!

I would definitely be in trouble after 23 miles so I think you are doing great! haha

Runner Leana said...

Wow, congratulations to your husband! Looks like he paced his race PERFECTLY!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Way to go hubs!! GReat time and way to meet that goal..

23 miles WILL take a tole...I best you were sporting some recovery socks recently too.

18 days!! Oh I am super excited for you..

FYI Giveaway on the Blog today...I am only lightly recruiting this time.. :)

happygoluckyalex said...

Congrats to him!
November 1st, huh? My marathon debut keeps getting pushed back!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

nice way to reach for the goal!!

I SOOO need the rocovery sock but in tights. need the entire leg covered. What I am finding is that they are $$$$$. Still searching.

Marky Mark said...

Wow-good for him-very disciplined and right on pace! When you're that fast it appears you run pretty much on your own-must be a cool feeling.

Many thanks for waiting and for taking the photo.

Fair Weather Runner said...

congrats to hubby! WOW he is SPEEDY! that's awesome. and YAYA for your 23-miler!! i'm so excited for you marathon... not to be creepy or anything, i just am :) i think i'm living vicariously through you right now.

Jamie said...

Congrats to your hubs - that is a fantastic time! I love my recovery socks too :)

yay for taper! hope the legs loosen up for ya this week.

Marky Mark said...

Btw very spiffy shoes!

I haven't tried the recovery socks but my free Wright socks arrived and I like the double layer-I didn't want to try them out for the first time during a race though.

The Happy Runner said...

Hubby is speedy! Great job!

joyRuN said...

Congrats to the Hubby! Awesome when you meet your time goals :)

I Run for Fun said...

Congrats to your hubby. Awesome pace. He looks like a pro!

Heather said...

Congrats to your hubs! He did an awesome job.

RunToFinish said...

man that's a great start to his first marathon! beating is own predicted time!!

Chic Runner said...

Wow! Nice job to the hubs. that's right at his goal :) Congrats on a great run and enjoy the taper!

Cindy said...

whoo! props to your hubs! it's so awesome to hit your goal!

X-Country2 said...

He matches! :o)

Congrats to him and good luck in November to him.

Oz Runner said...

congrats to him, that is a great time!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

congrats to hubby -- he beat his goal, that's awesome.

Melanie Tait (Mel Tries to Run) said...

Wow! 1:40 in his first! And to beat it! You guys must be very proud. I'll bet you totally inspired him Marlene!

lindsay said...

congrats to hubs! excellent race and awesome job beating his goal!! :)

he looks so speedy and professional in his yellow singlet and yellow shoes.

EndorphinBuzz said...

Congrats to your husband! Way to go coming in so close (and under!) his goal!

trialsoftraining said...

Right under his goal? NICE! "Hubs" is pretty speeedy!

Uh, Marky Mark?! seriously? ha :)

Mark said...

Congrats to the Hubby! Only 37 miles!!:) Now you start getting strong!!

Laura said...

Wow - congrats to him. You guys are going to rock the marathon.

N.D. said...

THat's a sweet time and nice socks hubs!

Amanda said...

Congrats hubby, love your bright yellow running outfit! You are speedy and awesome!!

Denise said...

Go Hubs! Great time!!

Mama said...

Congrats to your hubby! He hardly looks like he's working at all LOL.


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Irish Cream said...

Nice! Congrats to your hubby! That's a super speedy time! I keep trying to get my boyfriend to try out recovery socks, but he refuses . . . he thinks I look ridiculous in mine (I tried to explain that he wouldn't have to get hot pink ones; he didn't seem to care). Guess what one of his Christmas presents will be? :)