I'm happy to report that for me, The Pittsburgh Marathon was a huge success on my journey. It was my first marathon in nearly one month, but that was a good thing. Sadly I also had to miss the 500 Mini marathon in Indianapolis this year, but the sacrifice was worth it.
What made me nervous was two factors.. The weather and the elevation, both being nearly identical to Ann Arbor. Lucky for all, the weather shaped up rather nicely and we had sun and low 50 degrees, a runners dream. I did a better job on pacing myself with the elevation changes and by studying the course, knew what to expect. Although I have a lot of work ahead of me I am happy to repot that I ran a sub 4 hour marathon on a challenging course. And I'm proud of that. Next up the training runs increase as my experience grows, and onto the next marathon!
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.