40 miles

Monday, October 17, 2011

Finished my favorite race of the year on Saturday. It is the first time I have been the female winner. My first endurance run was in 2009 and ran the distance of a 1/2 marathon. During the next year I ran 3 1/2 marathons. Last year ran 27 miles, did not follow it with a full marathon but instead ran a marathon at sea with John Bingham while in Alaska. I have not run an official marathon because it will take me close to 6 hours which is the cut off for many marathons. My goal this year was to run the first 26.2 miles then to continue to walk until I had finished a 50K. My running partner and I took bathroom breaks and an occasional break for snacks and just kept walking the mile loop of the endurance run. The time limit is 12 hours but we quit at 40miles. We tied as the female winners. The usual female winner do around 50 miles but they did not show up this year or did not run as long since it was around 50 degrees out, windy and rained for at least 6 of the hours. What I lack in speed I make up in my ability to endure. Julia and I wore our "suck it up cupcake" bondi bands.
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