6.26 in an outside run.I told myself to take some time of, but I couldn't do it. I'm already following a schedule for the Denver RnR half in October!You know, somehow, someway, running seems to be addictive!
8 miles for me.Way to go Charlie, you are right it is addictive.
6.4 mi for me. Ran another 10K that was also a bit longer than it should've been per my Garmin. Oh well, we all ran the same course.
5.03 for me in the heat of the day.
I ended up with like 26.52 for the Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon. The RnR website says that to get the marathon course at an exact 26.22 you have to run it in the most efficient manner (Le Mans it!).Somehow, as an excuse it explains a lot!
CONGRATS on another marathon completed Charlie!!! Yes, courses are measured shortest distance, which means running wide on turns will add extra distance. Sometimes it's not safe to do so, however, due to debris or other runners being in the way. I don't think I've ever seen my Garmin say less than 26.3 miles in a marathon.
I do keep thinking of you and your stating that I may be lining up for the 50 states marathon thing. It was funny. I doubt that I would, but I have to admit that with each one I run, I learn something new. I have also learned that if you apply yourself to the training, the marathon becomes a realizable objective. I did have a long run or two that caused me some discomfort forcing to re-think how I should run this one.So, although with every marathon run I say that I won't do it again, I think I will... After all, I have some friends that are thinking of running their first marathon in the next year or so...
Charlie, I think you should look into the 50 states thing. The best part is once you get into the pattern, no more long runs, just marathons :-)
That's right! If you run marathons fairly often, you stay in marathon shape and don't have to rebuild your base much if at all. That said, many 50-staters are not shooting for optimal performances and don't care much if they may not be fully recovered before running another one, not getting faster, run a tough course that will surely be a PW, etc. They just want to run and have fun.
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