Sunday, November 16, 2008

Another Marathon Bites the Dust! (Preliminary race report)

Not my best work, but a good race in spite of circumstances.

Details to come this week but the result:

Time: 5:37:49 (of my 4 marathons this is 3rd in time)
Pace 12:54
Place 6108/7526
Women 2581/3511
Div 303/427

Just to make it interesting, in addition to fighting a chest cold and lack of voice, I twisted my ankle while walking to the race start area. It did get sore but was ok for the race. It is pretty bruised and swollen right now.

Thanks for your thoughts and encouraging words today! A typically long race report to come later this week!

15 comments:

Road Warrior said...

congratulations! I can't wait to read the full report!

Kelownagirl said...

Wow, what a day you had!

Nicole said...

Well it sounds like one of those events that's all about survival and LO and Behold you survived! All the best with the recovery!!!

Lybbe said...

It's unfortunate that you had to get sick right before your race, but I SO admire you for sticking with it and finishing. I hope your ankle heals quickly - and with some good meds you should be rid of the cold in a week or two. Nobody will be able to take away the finishers medal - good on ya!

Drusy said...

A cold alone would have kept me home, but a strained ankle too?? You're a tough one and have my admiration!

Susan said...

Well now I am even more impressed; not only sick but also injured and you still rocked!!!

Tammy said...

Wow some race, way to go on your timing and doing it while you were sick and injured!!!! Please nurse that ankle, Disney is around the corner, I hope you didn't hurt it to bad, get alot of rest and eat alot of chicken soup!. Feel better.

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh my, a twisted ankle on top of a cold? I'm glad you were able finish the race!

Jill Will Run said...

That's such a bummer to twist your ankle on the way TO the race. But you did it! Now get better and I'll be watching for further recaps!

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Rachel said...

Congrats Chris! I seriously can't believe you came out with a time like that after all those trials. I'm so proud of you! I can't wait until Disney!

Maddy said...

Looking forward to the full report!

You are so awesome!

Congrats!

Star Wars Runner said...

Hey Chris just wanted to drop a note and again say congratulations and that it was nice to meet you. I am sorry that you had the cold and sore ankle. There are so many potential issues running that far that just finishing is amazing!!!

Good luck at Disney and I hope that you do great!!!

May the Force be with you!!!

Chad

Petraruns said...

Can't wait to read the report but well done in the meantime! It sounds like it was really tough and pretty incredible that you made it at all! Now take it easy...

Irish Blue said...

Congrats Chris! Way to stick it out under less than ideal circumstances!! Proud of you.

lizzie lee said...

Take care of your ankle... That was a big darn... Waiting for the report my dear friend....