Greg Strosaker ran: 2:52:19, good for 2nd...

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  • 26 miles
  • 02:52 time
  • 06:34 pace
  • 3400 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently 5/5 Effort.
    effort 5/5
great Towpath Marathon 26.2 mi 02:52 06:34 pace

2:52:19, good for 2nd place overall this year. A better runner ran a better race. Thanks to everyone for your great support this year, especially @David P who was at every intersection today encouraging me.

  • Sarah G.
    Sarah G.

    Yeah! Can't be bummed about 2nd place with another PR in hand! Great job. Can't wait to hear more about it!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Steve Shep
    Steve Shep

    Outstanding Greg! An impressive yr-over-yr improvement and a true testimony to how hard you've trained. Congrats man! Looking forward to hearing more about this one!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Westy
    Westy

    Awesome!! Exceptional time! Great Job!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Cindy W.
    Cindy W.

    That is amazing...congrats on an awesome finish!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Br3nda
    Br3nda

    Congrats Greg!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Steve H.

    awesome running Greg, looking forward to hearing all the details.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Adam L.
    Adam L.

    Wow - congrats on a solid race and PR!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    Thanks all, forgot to mention a PR by 3+ minutes, and I'm very satisfied with that.

    almost 2 years ago Like3 people

  • Steve
    Steve

    Fantastic, Greg! Huge PR!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • David P.
    David P.

    Greg, fantastic job. You looked really good out there. It was my pleasure to provide cheering and encouragement.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Allie B.
    Allie B.

    Fantastic job Greg! I am totally inspired! I hope you bask in that accomplishment :)

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Tad S.
    Tad S.

    Super run Greg. Congrats on the OVERALL podium finish!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Francesco S.
    Francesco S.

    Excellent! Great job. Congrats!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Rivky J.
    Rivky J.

    confreakingGrats! that is one hell of a race.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • David S.
    David S.

    Fantastic race Greg. You are the man. Huge PR. Can't wait to hear the details. Enjoy

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Cesar G.
    Cesar G.

    Well done my friend!! Great PR!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Joanna
    Joanna

    Congrats Greg! Awesome job on the race!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Danny W.
    Danny W.

    Holy cow!!! That is an incredible race! Congratulations!!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Chris
    Chris

    Outstanding Greg. That is so impressive. Great dedication.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Patrick P.
    Patrick P.

    Fantastic, Greg! Your dedication and meticulous preparation are impressive!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Marcus H.
    Marcus H.

    Wow! Great job, Greg. You are very inspiring. I admire your dedication.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Mike
    Mike

    Wow. Nothing more to be said. Wow.

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Tony L.
    Tony L.

    Joining in with the cheering crowd here, my friend. Well done. After a 1st and a 2nd you should no longer wear a number, but just have "Greg" on your bib. You've overcome a lot this year and achieved a PR...really impressive.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Kim B.
    Kim B.

    Congrats to you, Greg!! You are amazing!!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Matt S.
    Matt S.

    GREAT job!!!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Melinda P.
    Melinda P.

    Awesome run!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Brandon
    Brandon

    Yes! Great, great job here Greg. Congratulations on a top finish and a big PR to go with it. You have overcome adversity this year with consistent training and the courage to listen to and take care of your body. Well done!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Bigbillrunner
    Bigbillrunner

    Awesome follow up to last year Greg. I'm sure there were a lot of runners gunning for you today. You will always be a winner!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Kim S.

    Congrats!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Kevan E.
    Kevan E.

    Congrats bud, smokin.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Eva R.
    Eva R.

    Well-earned PR! Congrats on 2nd place! I enjoyed following your training and it's great to see this result.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Rick R.
    Rick R.

    As everyone else has said, I've enjoyed following your training to the Tow Path Marathon. Congrats on the PR.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • John K.
    John K.

    Strength! Great job today. I like the strategy of leaving 1st place for next year.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Mark J.
    Mark J.

    Beastly performance! Incredible effort both in training and racing to hit a 3 min PR on an already killer marathon time. And a podium for the second year in a row means it wasn't a fluke :), you just keep getting stronger. To think that just this week I ran on the same trails that Greg S. has trained on. I'm never washing my shoes again!

    almost 2 years ago Like1 person

  • Maryjo Powrozek R.
    Maryjo Powrozek R.

    Incredible job! You can control your run, not the quality of your competition, and this is a great race.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Maryjo Powrozek R.
    Maryjo Powrozek R.

    Incredible job! You can control your run, not the quality of your competition, and this is a great race.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Jason G.
    Jason G.

    Awesome work Greg, I would think you wanted to win again but no shame in second eh?

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Matt
    Matt

    Awesome job Greg. Congrats. Excellent time and great PR!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Brad P.
    Brad P.

    Congrats to you Greg, that is a phenomenal race time and amazing performance!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Dave B.
    Dave B.

    Awesome race Greg!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Marcie M.

    Look at all of your fans. Can't say anything much different than anyone else has said. Amazing training cycle given the various challenges, a solid performance today with a huge PR and a spot on the podium. I hope you are able to enjoy and appreciate all of it. Congratulations Greg!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Nathan P.
    Nathan P.

    WOW, superb running! All your hard work is paying off! Nice!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Fred B.
    Fred B.

    Congrats Greg! Awesome job!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Michael B.

    Fantastic job Greg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Thomas S
    Thomas S

    Awesome! Well done Greg!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Malcolm M.
    Malcolm M.

    Insane time Greg, truly. You should be over the moon. BRAVO!!!!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Tim M.

    Congrats on a huge PR my friend. Great work, Greg!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Mark W.
    Mark W.

    Wow!! Just Wow! Looking forward to the race report. Recover well Greg. Congrats!!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Joanne
    Joanne

    Incredible!! Great job!!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Middalia W.
    Middalia W.

    Congrats Greg!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Mark S.
    Mark S.

    Congratulations, Greg! It was good to meet you. You looked strong every time I saw you.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Ron G.
    Ron G.

    Congrats! That's a fantastic time- you worked hard for it. Now, go and rest!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Greg S.
    Greg S.

    2nd place and PR sounds incredible. Your dedication to training is so amazing.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Andrew A.
    Andrew A.

    What a PR! Massive congratulations are in order, Greg, as reflected in the number of comments on your post. Keep blazing the trail. You are a great runner and a solid athlete all around.

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  • Christian H.
    Christian H.

    Congrats on the time greg and the spot on the podium. What an accomplishment!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Kyle B.
    Kyle B.

    Wow Greg I hate I've missed all your progression! Congrats on a great race!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Nathan F.
    Nathan F.

    that's filthy Greg, glad you accomplished so much and earned that 2nd place spot.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Steve S.

    Big congrats on a major PR, Greg. Very well deserved. Can't wait to read all about it.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth S.

    Congrats on a great finish

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Brian G.
    Brian G.

    Great performance Greg, really solid running, shame it was not quite enough for the win this year, but brilliant none the less! Recover well!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Ally S.

    super super running. Huge congrats on a very well earned 2nd place, and a PR Awesome stuff

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Darren C.

    I'm sure you're slightly disappointed, but wow, what a time! Let me add to the chorus. Congratulations Greg on an amazing race!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Marie
    Marie

    I was waiting till I could be post 100 but I can't wait much longer...I think this is stupendous! I know it's not exactly first but I've always said that I'd always rather PR than place and this is a fabulous PR! And, you were SECOND after all! Outstanding!!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • James K.
    James K.

    Congrats my friend!!!! WTG!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Gator Mike
    Gator Mike

    Great work! An inspirational follow-up to last year's suprising win.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Sang Y.
    Sang Y.

    Awesome performance and congrats on a huge PR!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Aaron S.
    Aaron S.

    Great work! You are an inspiration!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Lou Ann
    Lou Ann

    Sweet race and 2nd overall damn dude that's awesome

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Carla Jo C.
    Carla Jo C.

    Spectacular race today - and I wouldn't say it was a "better runner" that was 1st... It's awesome that you had Dave's support along the way!! Now it's your turn to relax a bit :)

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Martini M.
    Martini M.

    fantastic job, Greg.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Colin H.
    Colin H.

    Can't wait to read the full report. Congrats on a fantastic time and equally fantastic finish, due to...yes...fantastic training!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Dave P.
    Dave P.

    Great job, Greg! You can't control what anyone else does in a race and who shows up to run. All you can control is how you do and sometimes the body has the total say on that. To throw down a 3-minute PR a year later just shows that you are continuing to get stronger. Well done, my friend!!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Rob R.
    Rob R.

    Fantastic performance and 3+ minute PR Greg! You ran your race just like you trained for and really nailed it. Congrats!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Joe M.

    Absolutely tremendous Greg! Wow, you really broke through again this year. So inspiring Greg, you are a tremendous marathoner. Congrats to you. Can't wait to read all about it on PDR.

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  • Jim

    Outstanding Greg - as with others looking forward for the detail to follow but that is a huge achievement lowering your marathon PR by 3 more minutes and finishing 2nd. Just as you spurred many of us on during your training cycle I am sure you spurred the one person who could beat you on this route on this given day ...another incredible marathon after a spot on training cycle!

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  • Keith S.
    Keith S.

    Brilliant Greg, delighted for you, you lead the way for a lot of us on this site and great to see you get a great result, well done my friend, congrats and rest well

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  • Steven W.

    Congratulations on a new PR. That's an amazing time. I also have to thank you for your 2011 Towpath race report. I kept reading it last week in (mental) preparation for the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. It definitely helped during the race to focus on staying relaxed both physically and mentally and I had a great race. You're awesome!

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  • Paul S.
    Paul S.

    Wooo HOooo! Well done sir! Fantastic performance and looking forward to reading about the journey! Just awesome and what a beaut of a PR!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Barry L.

    Really nice, great race, Greg. Congrats, man. Nicely done.

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Josh N.
    Josh N.

    Wow! way to PR, Greg!! Geez, that is blazing fast. Big congrats and it's been awesome watching your progress and reading your blog!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Rachel
    Rachel

    what a bada$$!!! congrats on an awesome race!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Norman M.
    Norman M.

    Wow dude...simply wow. I am in absolute awe!!! Amazing time, amazing race bro!!!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Ken W.

    Wow, awesome time Greg! Nice pace! Congrats on the placing! That is really fantastic!

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  • Victoria F.
    Victoria F.

    Woo hoo! Awesome race! You had a PR and ran a good race, that is what matters! Your write up was nice to read too! I don't know how you remember all the details by the time you get home to write it up. I always forget on a long run.

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  • Brian
    Brian

    You rock Greg. Great job!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Stuart
    Stuart

    Fantastic race! Congrats!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Kenny T.
    Kenny T.

    Awesome job Greg, you earned you trained hard this summer I hope your enjoying this moment you earned it!

    almost 2 years ago Like

  • Brodie W.

    Amazing man, congrats on a great race. All your smart training paid off.

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