Sunday, November 02, 2008

1:07 from winning the NYC Marathon.

Candace, Karen and I had our long run this morning around the same time as the New York City Marathon was taking place. We finished in 2 hours, 9 minutes and 50 seconds. Only 1 minute and 7 seconds slower than the winner, Marlison Gomes Dos Santos. We did beat Paula Radcliffe by over 14 minutes ( we could have beat Santos, except for all the walking we did to correct someone's ponytail).

Of course, we didn't run NYC and we ran about 16 miles less.

Karen asked about my graphs and were I get them. SportsTracks is my preferred site to download my GPS data from Garmin. It doesn't cost anything and it gives me what I like.

1. Either a satelite or map view of where I ran.
2. My time, pace and calories burnt on the summary page.

3. My pace when I am running (under a 10 minute pace).
4. My pace when I'm jogging ( between 10-13 mpm).
5. My walking pace. As you can see, today the three of us jogged about 80% of the total run.

6. My splits. I can even change the splits from 1 mile increments to any distance I want. Tenths of miles, half miles or every two miles. I can even put a single split in, if I want to know my 10k time or 5k time.

Our run today went well. We saw 5 stray cats and 11 rescued Llamas. We didn't count the numerous walking, running and biking humans.
We did pass one couple and the woman was not only talking to the guy, but she was pointing (at his chest) and very animated while they run. He looked like he was calculating how many more miles he had to go before the misery was over. I'm glad the gals I run with don't do the pointing at the chest thing. It'd give a whole new meaning to 'chaffed nipples'.
Congrats to Candace, it was her first double digit run, ever.


Darrell said...

Love the comparison to NYC Marathon times. My friend Mike was taking about meeting the Boston Qualifiying times this weekend. He's meet the qualifying time several times, it just happens to be around mile 23. ;-)

Pokey said...

We walked THAT much??? Yikes....sure didnt feel like it.

I need to start charting those stats.....

Thanks for the great miles yesterday....always a ton of fun runnign with you!!

Pokey said...

And I personally think that paces in the 11's should be considered "running".....LOL!

Pokey said...

Oh yeah...AND I stole your chart! Sheesh....the nerve :)

Chad in the Arizona Desert said...

Very cool! I'm going to have to give Sportstracks a try. Thanks for the tip.

Alissa said...

Hello! Just found your blog. Looks like I was running on the same path you were saturday morning! We meet in Mesa and run South. We always see lots of cats there. I hate the smelly dairy farm, but other than that it's a beautiful trail. Thanks for the race report on the South Mountain Half. I thought about doing that one but it was one week after my marathon so I opted out. Maybe next year, sounds like a nice race.

Nat said...

llamas? is that code for soemthing?

Well done on the run. You probably had more fun that Paula Radcliffe. ;)

Greg said...

I'll tell you exactly what I told someone in a running forum a few days ago.

Here's my favorite Webster's definition of the word "run". It also happens to be the first definition (there are 16, btw):

1. to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground.

Translated: if both feet are off the ground, you're running.

Here's the 7th definition of "jogging":

7. to run at a leisurely, slow pace, esp. as an outdoor exercise

So. While you walked two miles, you ran the rest of the way. Unless you walked with both feet off the ground, at which point you were running.

Pat said...

So then, what's the difference between running and flying?

I was just reading somewhere, someone describing their running as a series of real short flights.

Viv said...

Great run y'all! I thought I would throw a tx cliche in. I can't wait to run with Poke in Cali I am counting the days. you wanted to know that. Anyways the bumper stickers not too much in my opinon. You could be getting tattoos or sumfin right?

Greg said...

Well Pat, I suppose your feet wouldn't be off the ground for an instant if you were flying. :)

Richard Hefner said...

Hi Pat... I've been using SportTracks for a while but I don't get all of those charts and graphics. Are you using something extra like a plug-in of some sort? I'm using a Garmin Forerunner 305 (but I'm new at it).

BTW, thanks for stopping by my blog. I used to work at that Holiday Inn where your dad was (or might have been) back in the early 1970s... small world!