Tuesday, October 06, 2009

The Twin Cities Marathon

Up until about a week ago, I didn't think I would finish this race. The day before I left Arizona, I thought I had a 25% chance of finishing it.

My bail out points were at 15 miles (the light rail stop) and 19 miles (the Franklin Bridge). I passed both without considering quitting. The first 14 miles were easy and a bit faster than I had planned. Thanks to the cooler temps (Minnesota is cooler than Arizona) and the great crowd support.

I will have a full race report soon. But, to end. I finished at 5:42:27. Nine OH Seven (not really why I named my blog 9:09) faster than my first marathon. So, I went from a DNF to a PR. Wow!

Below is a picture at the start with my brother in law, Jeff. He runs a marathon every ten years. At 30, he ran a 3:47 marathon in Wisconsin. This week he ran a 3:49. He doesn't plan to run another race until he turns 50. I'm gonna kick his ass that year. :)



8 comments:

Wes said...

nicely done, Pat. get to trainin so the ass kickin is assured :-)

Jeff said...

Pat -- congrats again on the finish. Truly an inspiration after all of the difficulites that you had getting up to speed post injury. I guess this goes in the category of "less is more." Just awesome.

Jeff

TNTcoach Ken said...

So Minnesota is cooler than Arizona???? What else did we learn? Great job.

Phil said...

There will be butt kicking way before he turns 50.

desert trail runner said...

Very happy for ya Pat! I honestly didn't think you could run 26.2 after that ankle kept you from proper marathon training.

Never doubt you again! :)

Nick

Irene said...

I am thrilled for you, Pat! Congratulations on the PR. I'd say you made a huge comeback!

Adam said...

A PR is a great finish ANY day of the week. A PR on a race that you didn't think that you could finish is AWESOME!

CurrentlyVince said...

Congratulations, Pat! Good job!