I had the absolute pleasure of participating in the Erie PA marathon yesterday and had an incredible experience. Sadly I’m still in the hunt for Boston and did not make the 2019 field, but that’s okay. I will make it in my own time.. I'm too determined and know this takes patience and focus. Now the cool stuff. I kinda killed it. I took 18 minutes off my personal best and ran a 3:44:50... To add to the good news I took 33 minutes off the horrible time I ran in Utah. I'm still dwelling on that one, but this really helped put it behind me. Next Saturday I’m in Dayton for the Air Force Marathon to earn my medal. I had a bit of a problem last year and ended up on a stretcher, never again.
Basically yesterday was an achievement and I needed that performance. My pace for the first 18 miles bounced between a 7:45 and a 7:55 mile, the wall did hit me at 22 as it seems to do, but I did come back at mile 24. I anticipated the leg fatigue but wanted to see what I had in me for this.
Dayton will be more of a relaxed run, I'm there to finish and meet more great runners.
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Ryan (That's me)
Runner, writer, and a survivor. It's all about living the life you want and helping each other along the way.