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.