Monday, September 27, 2010

Hubs runs a marathon!

Before I get to my race, I wanted to share a quick report on hubs' run yesterday.

Some of you may recall that he had a disappointing DNF due to injury at this first marathon attempt last November. He went on to run his first marathon with me and our good friends P & U as part of the Goofy Challenge in January.

Unfortunately he was then sidelined for several weeks with another injury. Thankfully he bounced back quickly and his training has gone really well this summer.

The original plan was to seek redemption at the Road2Hope Marathon this November, but he decided to add the Toronto Waterfront Marathon as a training run. He managed to convince P to join him (this girl doesn't know how to say no), so they ran together yesterday.

The plan was to cruise at long run pace for about a 3:45 finish.

waiting to start

After finishing my run, I met up with U and we grabbed a spot about 600 metres from the finish. We cheered our heads off for everyone as we waited for hubs and P. (I love spectating/ cheering!)


When we saw them coming, I started jumping and screaming like crazy. I was so excited!!


 here they come! (yes, they matched on purpose)

Hubs looked like he had been out for a stroll in the park and the first thing out of his mouth when he saw me was "How did you do??" I think he was more concerned about my race than his own. (Awww.)




Results:


Chip time: 3:36:57
1st Half: 1:51:01
2nd Half: 1:45:56

As it turns out, they had gotten a little "bored" with their long run pace and picked it up for the second half. They ran the last 7.2K at a 4:54/KM (7:54/mi) pace!

This is a one hour and 12 minute PR for hubs, and he makes it look easy.



Congratulations!

43 comments:

Lisa said...

Congrats to Mark!

Joanna said...

A 72 minute PR is INSANE!! That's awesome! I'm hoping for at least a 9 minute PR this weekend (Marathon #2).

Lacey Nicole said...

lol that PR jump is awwwwweeeesome. congrats to you both!!

Morgan said...

CONGRATS TO THE HUBS!!!!! That is awesome! I can't wait to see what he does with the next one if this was just a "training" run! LOL! Men, they make it look SOOOOOOOOOOO easy... ;)

lilmeg said...

YAY MARK!

Leana said...

Congratulations Mark!!!

teacherwoman said...

Congrats to the hubby! What a great negative split on the halves! Woot woot!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, great job for the hubs.........

lish said...

Go Hubby Go!!! The two of you are one power couple! Celebrations all around!

Deb said...

Wow! Congrats to your man on his great marathon.

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

WOWZA!! Congrats to your hubs! What an amazing time for a "cruise"! And so sweet he was worried about you ;)

RunningLaur said...

You're right, they make it look easy and happy! Congrats to him!

Runners Fuel said...

He makes it look so easy! Congrats to the hubs!!

destination262 said...

Congrats to the hubs!! And it sounds like you had a great time cheering them on! Woo hoo!

J said...

Awesome PR for Mark! He looks awesome! Congrats!!

Amy said...

Wow! That's amazing! Congratulations Mark!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Talk about improving! That is crazy great. How nice that he was feeling so good he could knock it out of the park on the training run! You guys are inspiring.

Indi said...

YOu are both super'run'stars!! Bored with the pace...wow!! Its great that you both enjoy it so much. Cheers to more and more races together!!

Michelle said...

Wow! Huge congrats to Mark!!

Emz said...

YAY!

Awesome job Mark!!

Heather said...

Congrats to your hubs! Looks like the speediness runs in the family. :)

Laura said...

Congrats to the hubs! What a great race.

Aneta said...

congrats to him!! thats awesome. i totally saw u cheer for him and run over to him. i was gonna run up to you to say hi, but then u and your friends disappeared. i was at the 500 m to go sign.

congrats on the great race to your husband and looking forward to reading your recap.

Heidi said...

Literally out of my mouth just came an "Awesome!". That's fantastic. Both of you have definitely put in the work and are reaping the results. You should both be incredibly proud of yourselves.

Jill said...

Awesome!!! That's a fab time for a training run (I love to use marathons as training for "the" marathon also :)). Congrats to him!!

lindsay said...

An hour PR in a training-run marathon... I don't think I like your hubs or this P speed demon very much! A 3:36 is hard not easy! ;)

Congrats to Mark!!

Bethany + Ryan said...

Congrats, Mark!!!!! awesome job!!!

Char said...

That's just awesome - the PR, the sub 5 pace towards the end and that huge negative split.

Jamie said...

Wow! That is awesome! Congrats to your hubs!!!

ajh said...

Completely awesome!

Anne said...

Woohoo! Amazing PR...congrats to the hubs!

Nicole said...

Congrats to the hubs! He killed it out there!!! :)

Cynthia O'H said...

Great job! Another speedy time in Toronto. I may think twice about doing it next year.

N.D. said...

awesome job!

Meg said...

Great job, Mark!!
What a great time and pace!
My husband's next marathon is weeks away and I hope he does as well!!

dietitianontherun.com said...

Ha, this is incredible. HUGE congrats to the Hubs (aka Mark? heh)!! I can't imagine "cruising along" at the pace..OR using a Full marathon as a training run!! He's gonna blow us away with the real Race in November, no doubt!

Quinton J said...

awesome time and negative splits to boot.

Christine said...

WOW!!! That is an amazing time!! And this is his cruising pace, totally incredible!!! Congrats!!

Oz Runner said...

awesome...congrats to your hubby..

EndorphinBuzz said...

That is great! What a negative split!

I'll be at R2H, let's try to meet up again. Should be easier since it's a smaller race!

Denise said...

hubs strolled in at a 3:36??? geesh! i can't wait to hear how he does when he actually pushes it! tell him congrats!

chris mcpeake said...

congrats to both of you.
I had heard there was such a thing as negative splits just never been able to run one myself

Amy said...

Congratulation, you both are doing good, nice run there. I love the pictures so cool, it capture every moment of the race. Nice!!!



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