Miles:
3620 total / 241 in 2015
Goal:

Regain speed and endurance after having my beautiful baby girl!

Stacy G. ran: Marathon #2 is comple...

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  • 26 miles
  • 04:11 time
  • 09:35 pace
  • 3261 calories
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  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
    effort /5
good Cox Providence Marathon 26.2 mi 04:11 09:35 pace

Marathon #2 is complete- not a bad way to spend my birthday! This was a huge PR over my first marathon...a 26 minute PR to be exact. I'm thrilled!

Here's my disjointed race report (I'm feeling a little wiped, so sorry if it makes no sense!) I started out a bit too fast, especially because the first part of the race was the hilliest section and I probably pushed too hard there...but I felt good so I kept at it. I'm very thankful I live in a hilly area, because I really felt good on some decent inclines. Mile 18 was where I cramped up really badly during my first marathon and I sailed easily through there today. At 23 I hit a pretty good wall and my pace fell off quite a bit, but I can handle hitting the wall with just 3 miles left! The worst part of the race was seeing the 25 mile marker when my watch already read 25.7....so demoralizing! Everyone around me was saying the same thing. I know better then to trust the GPS totally, but that seemed way off. My husband surprised me by jumping in just after mile 26 with our dog to run with me for a few steps and give me the push I needed to give it my all through the finish line and I finished strong. He told me later it was the strongest he'd seen me at the end of a race, which feels awesome!

My main goal for this race was to PR, and I was hesitant to set any other goals other then that because I didn't want to dissapoint myself. But as the race went on I decided to shoot for under 4:15 and I'm so so happy to have done it!

  • John M.
    John M.

    Yahoo! Kudos to you! Happy Birthday!

    about 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Tammy H.
    Tammy H.

    Wow!!! Huge congrats Stacy!!!! And a very happy birthday to you!

    about 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Bill H.
    Bill H.

    Great PR. Happy birthday.

    about 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Dave F.
    Dave F.

    WOW!! Amazing job Stacy! 26 minute PR is incredible! You trained your butt off for this and your PR shows it and is well deserved. And Happy Birthday, day late :)

    about 3 years ago Like1 person

  • Ryan M.
    Ryan M.

    Great job. I bet you passed me near the end. I totally hit a wall mentally and physically I walked a lot at the end but I had a pr too.

    about 3 years ago Like

  • Jim S.
    Jim S. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    So happy for you on hitting your goal.

    about 3 years ago

  • Rick C.
    Rick C. Great Performance
    Great Performance:

    How'd I miss this? AWESOME job Stacy! You certainly rocked marathon #2 and look at that PR! WOW!

    about 3 years ago

  • Rob B.
    Rob B. Congrats
    Congrats:

    Fantastic!! You CRUSHED that PR Stacy, great job!!!! Belated happy birthday!

    about 3 years ago

  • Jim S.
    Jim S. Nice Job
    Nice Job:

    Excellent way to finish and get a new PR. Keep up the good work and have fun in your running.

    about 3 years ago