10.01.2006

Marathon report

Anne and I raced the Portland Marathon today. It was unbelievable!

We will post some pictures in a couple days, but here's the pertinent info:

Anne's goal: 6h 10m Anne's time: 6h 17m 56s
That's walking each mile at an average of 14m 25s. What an amazing woman!

Adam's goal: 4h 0m Adam's time: 3h 54m 22s (Adam's secret goal: 3h 55m)
That is an average of 8m 57s per mile.

Both of us feel pretty good. Anne has a blister, and both of us are sore, but it was a great time.

I was amazed as I looked around. I am no model of fitness, and I did fine. There were a lot of people who were working with less than God gave me and doing just as well as me. Having done one now, I don't think marathons are as inaccesible as most people think they are.

I want to thank my good friend Robb, who trained me for the race. He put a ton of time into coaching me, and every bit was useful and insightful.


4 comments:

Ellen said...

You guys are amazing!! We are so proud of you both!

Heidi said...

Congratulations! You both did awesome!

Lori said...

Great job!

Anonymous said...

Great job with the sub-4 hour time.
Now, that 6+ hr time needs some work.
Your cousin