4:34 2005 (My 9th)
4:12 2004 (PR) 2004
4:26 2003 (my 1st Marathon)
Don't look like this will be my year for a Marathon PR. The race was good today. Weather was better than expected except for the wind. Did worst than I did in Hartford but my splits were better this time around.
Reflection on my times. I believe that not doing track work since July (boys football began) and no strength training since then have a great deal to do with my results. I will not dwell on this I'm looking to the future. I still have a few more years to meet my goal of qualifying for Boston before I'm 45. ( 3:50) I've done 4:12 and 4:17 so I don't think this is impossible to accomplish.
I did pretty well the GU today. One gulp and it was down. I'm becoming an expert at drinking on the run also. All these things seemed pretty natural today.
Today I found out something. The last mile of this marathon is the loneliest of all and this is the first time I noticed.
What I've learned for the future: If I want to PR or Qualify for Boston Get a plan and follow thru.
Thank you to all that wished me luck today. Special thank you to Susie and Dawn aka Pink Lady.