I'll give more details when I have time cuz we are checking out of our hotel to head home, but I was pleasantly surprised with the out come and my effort was strong with the limited training... The course was a lot better than last year, it was way tougher but I really enjoyed it for the most part. When I get home I'll give more details, and my time above is un-offical but my watch is usually pretty close. I just notice that according to my watch it was a 12 second course PR, wow:)
We finally made it home with it being a white-out from Beaver to Fillmore, but we made her. I just have to clearify my PR as this was a different course but a lot tougher than last and my time was a little better than last year, that was my PR... I felt really happy with everything mainly cuz the last few miles I was able to make those my fastest miles of the race, well fast for me anyway, and that is not usually me... I'll take two things from the race and that is that maybe I am in better shape than I thought or maybe I just like running in the rain, I had my best Marathon in the Monsoon of 2008 at SG. I can't find any results yet so I don't know where I placed in my age division and such, but I will post my splits mainly for my reference. I really didn't warm up or anything so maybe that's a good thing for me;)
Mile 1 7:48
Mile 3 7:58
Mile 4 7:55 Still staying safe and conserve energy.
Mile 5 8:09 Start of the rollers
Mile 6 8:14 Taking it easy.
Mile 7 8:20 Big hill past the High School and I really backed off here for some reason.
Mile 8 7:36 Taking advantage of the downhill and trying to stay in rhythm.
Mile 9 8:01 I let this one get away from a bit wish I would have pushed a little harder here.
Mile 10 7:53 just trying to stay with it.
Mile 11 8:00 I stopped to get a drink here towards the end of the mile and I don't know why.... Stupid...
Mile 12 7:38 feeling better and taking advantage of the slight downhill.
Mile 13 7:30 Can see the end and I am in a pretty good rhythm, see my wife and kids and get a boost of energy.
.10 I have nothing on this as my watch said the course was short, but I'm sure I lost reception or something weird, but I did push strong on that last section:)
So, considering the conditions, which weren't to bad, and the hard course, I feel really positive about the effort and I hope I can keep up the training and get better.
See ya later.