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alright Maple City Indoor Marathon 26.22 mi 04:08 09:27 pace

So good to see fellow DMers Matt and Robert (and to see Matt complete his first Marathon).

To be frank: there no real redeeming value to running an indoor marathon: frankly it is the worst running experience you will have. 204 laps, indoors, is not fun, but there is an upside: finishing and talking to the other runners questioning our sanity.

But, I have to say, I did Uist complete my first real long run if the season. I wasn't running in the snow and the people are wonderful. We got a great racing shirt and there was plenty of did at the end.

If you get a chance to run this indoor marathon- do it ( and just ignore everything I just said about no redeeming value). What are you going to do anyway: try to do a long run in the snow? <g>

My time was much slower than last year's and I'm fine with that. Now for some eating and drinking and sleeping.

  • Paul S.
    Paul S.

    Great job.
    I've thought about trying an indoor marathon. I just can't get over having to do so many laps. I'm sure I'll try it someday.

    over 3 years ago Like

  • Robert R.
    Robert R. You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    That's truly an amazing accomplishment! 204 laps! Wow. Great race Chris.

    over 3 years ago

  • Pat P.
    Pat P. Congrats
    Congrats:

    Glad I didn't stop reading after the top half. :) The long run for the week is in the books and there's a new shirt in the collection, can't beat that.

    over 3 years ago

  • Chris J.
    Chris J.

    @Paul: the reality is you can't get over how many laps. But, the people are wonderful and it's a great long run in the winter!

    @Paul: Yep! Some people can do marathons, but how many subject themselves to an indoor one? Crazy!

    @Pat: thanks! Happy to be recovering now <g>.

    over 3 years ago Like

  • Cristen C.
    Cristen C. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Yay! On the plus side, you can wear a t-shirt and shorts when running inside!

    over 3 years ago

  • Andy C.
    Andy C.

    Congrats on your finish, Chris!

    over 3 years ago Like

  • Chris J.
    Chris J.

    Thanks Casslers!

    over 3 years ago Like

  • Tim B.
    Tim B.

    Great job Chris! I don't know how you do it - I would definitely be questioning your sanity.

    over 3 years ago Like

  • Matt
    Matt You're an Inspiration
    You're an Inspiration:

    Great job Chris. It was a pleasure to run with you. You definetly helped me get through some rough patches!

    over 3 years ago

  • Chris J.
    Chris J.

    @Tim: sometimes you do the crazy to make the sane a bit more easy. Great shirt, btw.

    @Matt So happy for you, really. I look forward to hearing how your next race goes (and the time improvement...this was a slow course...really).

    over 3 years ago Like

  • Kevin J K.
    Kevin J K. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    great job! I love reading "race reports," even more so when they list all the reasons why it was crazy to do it, then end up encouraging others to do the same! Someday, someday.

    over 3 years ago

  • Chris J.
    Chris J.

    Thanks Kevin. It's also for the shirts for me anyway <g>.

    over 3 years ago Like

  • Robert T R.
    Robert T R.

    Nice job-it was a crazy experience-which I intend to repeat next yr in Goshen...

    over 3 years ago Like

  • Chris J.
    Chris J.

    Thanks Robert: it's such a peculiar race, you almost have to do it (and, nice racing shirt).
    Good luck with the training!

    over 3 years ago Like