Sunday, August 24, 2008

Je suis finished!!!

I ran the Quebec city marathon today. Full race report to follow. I decided to participate in the full marathon despite the weather, very, very hot!!. It was 24 degrees at the start, and by the finish into the 30's with humidity.
Due to my left side issues coupled with hot weather, I decided just to take it easy, and made a loose goal to finish in 4:30.
I ended up finishing in 4:40. Not a great time clock wise, but I really enjoyed the run. The last 10K were painful due to my left glute and calf, so I just walked alot of it. Overall I am pleased. I have two other marathons this fall, hopefully I can PB when the weather is more temperate. It is a beautiful city and I am off to enjoy some it.
Thanks for reading!

15 comments:

Laura said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can't wait to read the full report :)

Melanie said...

félicitations! enjoy the sites. looking forward to the race report :)

Kim said...

Not Great? Not Great at a 4:40 and injured? That IS Great! I would take that and do cartwheels crossing the finish line. Congrats!

Julianne said...

congrats on finishing the quebec marathon! wow! looking forward to reading your race report! :-)

Jess said...

Great job! You must be talking celsius, not farenheit for the temp, right?

Melanie said...

yep, it's a stress fracture :( out for 4-6 weeks apparently. x-ray shows i have some healed ones, and now they want to send me for a bone scan to see if i have another, due to the amt of pain i have now

Marci said...

Jess - Yes 24=78F and 32=90. It rose to 32 with a humidex of 34.

Lily on the Road said...

Good JOB Girlfriend, that IS a fast time! Wasn't the humidity crazy this weekend....oh, I'm so excited you got to QC.

Can hardly wait to hear all about it!

*aron* said...

hey! this is dean's website:
http://www.ultramarathonman.com/flash/

his first book is called "ultramarathon man" and his new one is "50/50"... he did 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days! he is awesome you should definitely read them :)

*aron* said...

i thought i had already posted a CONGRATS comment but i guess not... so sorry this wasnt first:

CONGRATS on a great marathon!!!! cant wait to hear more about it!

Marlene said...

Congratulations on making it through! Can't wait for the full report... in the mean time, rest & ice yourself.

Marcy said...

CONGRATS CHICA!!! YOu did AWESOME!! Who are you fooling? ;-)

Marci said...

Thanks all for your well wishes.. I don't mean that my time was bad, its just that my goal for this season is to get closer to 4hours. I knew with the tempurature and my injury it wasn't going to happen, but I am still very pleased with the run. You guys are the best!

Nitmos said...

This should set you up nicely for your 2 fall marathons. A nice looong training run with lots of fun and excitement. Congrats!

And thanks for the temperature conversion. It had me confused for a moment.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Wow, even injured you finished. U R addicted!