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Rainy but Satisfying Marathon


Sunday, May 19, 2013

I'm Still in PA, so I'll write more from the comfort of home.

I finished the Run For The Red Marathon today. It rained the first 24 miles and was pea soup fog for the first six, but it was a good race. I think I'll do it again next year and see if I can do better.

During the race, I had a conversation with a woman running her 82nd marathon. She's run one in every state at least once.

When I told her this was my first, she said that If I could run this one, I could run any one because even though this race is fast, it is extremely difficult. I hope she was right. -Found her on FaceBook and sent a friend request. We'll see.

Here are my race stats:

Vincent Colombo, 60, Deposit, NY
Bib# 113
Place 508/602
Age Group place 14/36
Half Marathon Split 2:09:15
Gun Time 4:44:06
Chip Time 4:43:37
Average Pace 10:49
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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/5/2013 5:22PM

    Impressive!

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MBSHAZZER 5/21/2013 12:28PM

    Nice job!!! Enjoy your recovery!

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GETSTRONGRRR 5/20/2013 9:23PM

    Good on you brother! Finishing and not being last are 2 very good objectives for your first marathon!

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MARGARITTM 5/20/2013 10:23AM

    Great time for your marathon. and it being your first even better!


I don't mind fog but hate rain for that distance. - ugh.

Thanks for the stats.

Love race reviews

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LILY_SPARK 5/20/2013 9:33AM

    woof! Good dog that was quite a run!

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CAROLCRC 5/20/2013 8:53AM

    I love running in fog (as long as I know there is no traffic!) Great job on your first marathon!

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DDOORN 5/20/2013 8:46AM

    Wow...! Just couldn't FATHOM doing a marathon! You ROCK!

Bet the fog helped to keep things a little more cool & comfortable...at least as comfortable as one can be running a MARATHON! Woo hoo to YOU!

Don

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JOPAPGH 5/20/2013 8:32AM

    That's a great time for a first marathon! Hope you had fun considering everything...

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BOILHAM 5/20/2013 8:20AM

    Wow, Vince what a great time for your first marathon. You killed it! Thanks for posting this information.14 out of 36 for a first time means you really gave it all you had. I'm so glad you had such a great finish time!!!

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PMRUNNER 5/20/2013 8:05AM

    Way to go! You rocked it! Woo Hoo!

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KRISZTA11 5/20/2013 5:42AM

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I'm amazed what a great time you ran at your very first marathon!
Also, you second half was hardly slower at all than the first half,
which shows you were in a very good shape and conserved your strength for the end of the race.
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