Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Grandma's Marathon 2012

Last Saturday I ran my ninth marathon and my third Grandma's. I ran with a friend who was doing her second marathon (but it had been a very long time since the first). Our plan was to start slow and slow down, and we were in it to finish. We executed our plan and finished in about 5:27. It was a weird weather day - started out hot and humid (I was completely drenched in sweat after the first mile). At about the halfway point, it started clouding over and cooling down. We were cold the last few miles, and by the finish it was 54 degrees. We finished just in time to beat the rain, thankfully. I was glad it cooled down when it did - my stomach was just getting to the really angry, nauseous stage. Otherwise, I felt great. My back started to really tighten up the last 10 miles or so, but within several hours after the race it felt better. I've been spending the last few days recovering. I feel ready to get back into some hard workouts. Unfortunately, we're having some crazy weather this week so I might have to wait a few days. A little more recovery probably won't kill me! I'll be ready to really hit it hard this weekend when the weather (hopefully) cooperates.

7 comments:

Carly said...
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Carly said...

GREAT JOB! I ran this year too. The weather was NUTS. But thankfully it isn't as crazy as all the flooding Duluth is having now.

P said...

I love your race plan! So glad it worked out for you, congratulations!

dreambigrunner.com said...

Congrats on finishing another great marathon!!

Diana said...

Congrats on another marathon under your belt! I'm hoping this year yet...fingers crossed!
I wish we could have some of that rain that MN is getting. My grass is so yellow-things are really dry here in the SE part of WI. On the other side of the issue-not having to cut the grass that much!

Jill said...

That's fantastic...another marathon checked! And to run it with a friend the whole way is so fun. I heard that race was crazy weather...glad it cooled down for those tough last miles!

DRog said...

Hi Heather!
thanks for your comment

and congrats to YOU for another marathon finish - #9 ... awefully close to 10....you going to do TCM?

wierd but good weather for Grandmas last weekend .. terrible about the floods this week

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