Nik W. ran: I couldn't run the NJ...

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  • 26 miles
  • 04:52 time
  • 11:08 pace
  • 2688 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
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    • Currently 4/5 Effort.
    effort 4/5
great Solo-Fall River Marathon 26.2 mi 04:52 11:08 pace

I couldn't run the NJ Marathon last Sunday, but I still wanted to get in those 26.2 miles. So I did one all by myself in Fall River. I did 3 loops from my house, aka my aid station. I wore all my Brooks gear, so it wasn't hard to miss me, yet many cars did. (Fall River drivers kinda suck)
It all went well except for my seasonal allergies. I was in a good mood throughout but my eyes were so irritated that it looked like I was crying. The only annoying thing was that the congestion made it hard to breathe, kinda like someone stepping on my chest from beginning to end.
I kept a pretty easy steady 11:50 pace until about mile 21, I started to feel a bit tired & heavied legged , so my pace dropped to a 12:00 min/mi but still able to keep going. Fall River is much more hillier than NJ, I kept the hills in the beginning and ended it by the flat waterfront.
It could not be a more beautiful day out and it was fun, a hurting kinda fun, but fun to do this solomarathon. Dan's so sweet and put his NJ medal on me at the end.

  • Ted B.
    Ted B.

    Great job!! Nic was keeping us updated throughout the run. Very cool :)

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Eddie M.
    Eddie M.

    Great job Nik!!! Tough to do a solo, but you did it and avoided all the car obstacles! Proud of you!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Michelle

    Wow Nik that is so awesome!!! Well done!!!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Matthew S.
    Matthew S.

    AWESOME JOB! You da Wo-MAN!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Josh G.
    Josh G.

    Awesome Job Nik!!! Way to go!!!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Dave L.
    Dave L.

    Congratulations Nik!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • David N.
    David N.

    Impressive run!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Bruce M.
    Bruce M.

    Great job getting in a marathon. Are there any other Friday marathons?

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Larissa M.
    Larissa M.

    CONGRATS!!!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Connie O.
    Connie O.

    Wow! Excellent work my friend!!!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Dirtdawg50k
    Dirtdawg50k

    your a bad ass!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Michelle H.
    Michelle H.

    WOOHOO WELL DONE YOU

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Sandra C S.
    Sandra C S.

    Good for you, Nik!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Robert C.
    Robert C.

    Congrates! Good job Dan!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Patti V.
    Patti V.

    Wow, great job Nik!!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Craig B.
    Craig B.

    That's pretty freakin' awesome! Way to go!! :) :COWBELL:

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Rachel U.
    Rachel U.

    What a great idea! Well done Nik.

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Dena C.
    Dena C.

    Hurray! Great marathon. And yes, it's absolutely perfect weather out there.

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Paul L.
    Paul L.

    Nicely done!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Beth
    Beth

    Wow, you are dedicated!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Simon C.
    Simon C.

    What a comeback. Fantastic job Nik. Your determination to prevail is what makes you a great distance runner. I'm delighted for you!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Burt A.
    Burt A.

    Wow! that is awesome. It would have to be so much tougher than doing an actual race.

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Royboy21 Ron S.
    Royboy21 Ron S.

    That was awesome, Nik! I don't know if I could push myself to come home twice and head back out. I might have made it out the first time, but I an sure I would have called it a day the second time in.

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Scott R.
    Scott R.

    Wow, that is dedication with a touch of craziness. I love it. Nice work!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Judy
    Judy

    great idea Nik. congrats on your marathon. You probably enjoyed much more than you would have NJ in the state you were in last week.

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Nik W.
    Nik W.

    Thanks everyone for the kind comments and support! It may not have been my fastest marathon, but it went a lot better than the last few I ran. It was kinda fun, crazy fun, but satisfying I could pull off this distance on my own. :)

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Jose S.

    Great post, Nik... well done.

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Michelle R.
    Michelle R.

    Impressive!!! Congrats!

    about 7 years ago Like

  • Iain
    Iain Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    Well done Nik. Fully deserving of that medal. Now make sure Dan pampers you for the rest of the day.

    about 7 years ago

  • Dan M.
    Dan M. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Nice work, hon! No offense to anybody from New Jersey ... but to heck with em! :D

    about 7 years ago

  • Mimi
    Mimi You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    You are amazing!

    about 7 years ago

  • Stan H.
    Stan H. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Way to go Nik, that is outstanding!!!

    about 7 years ago

  • Ultrarunnergirl
    Ultrarunnergirl You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Awesome Nik! Super impressed!

    about 7 years ago

  • Brodie W. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    So impressive! Well done with your marathon. Loved the post!

    about 7 years ago