|I got the heat panel for shade not warmth.|
When I was in the finish shoot, I got water. I got my medal. Then I actually went over to get my picture taken. I didn't do that last time. I got some food. I checked my texts. I had one from Jen telling me where she was. I got more water and headed to her. I saw a girl that I had passed back and forth a few times on the race but she did not look as dead as me. I mean my face started to look salty at mile 13 and nobody else's did. We talked a bit. I read her bib number to try to remember to look her up later. I didn't get her name then but it is Kelli. I did remember she was from York and this is her second marathon. Her first one was the Philadelphia Marathon. She did better than me in both. She was also not injured in either one. She ran Philly in 4:30:07. (She told me 4:30 was her goal.) After talking to her a bit, I said I had to head off and meet my friends.
I got even more water on my way out and saw RL and Sarah there. RL came and talked to me. I told him when Adrienne and I split off and when I saw Ibrahim. He reported back to Sarah. I tried to call Jen over and over. I couldn't text her because my phone was in hate mode from all the water from fire hydrants.
Well I called her a few times. Then my phone rings. I'm still 90% dead and want to fall over. I don't want to stand up straight. So I'm going to answer the phone and only assume it is Jen. I answer and it was clearly not Jen. It was a work call! I answered saying "I just ran a marathon and just finished 4 minutes ago and I'm dead. Can I call you back later?" If I would have been with it, I would have looked who was calling me but I only assumed Jen and answered. She did call me less than a minute later and she joined up with me. I did not find shade though so I was still miserable.
I got to the car and checked facebook to see the messages and glanced at my email, then I headed home. Where I parked 2 years ago was much better. I parked at Mellon something or other 2 years ago and this year I parked at North Shore Garage (Alco Parking) and it was more expensive and a lot more traffic to get on 279 to get home.
half I had to type some stuff so I sat down and made wet prints on my chair. I did only sit there for a few minutes and then I showered. Dave said it even stunk out in the hall so I needed to shower before he would talk to me.
|While I napped, Poly didn't hang out with me. She likes Dave better.|
After I did my little bit of work, Dave cooked for me. It was too exhausting to eat so I only ate half of everything. I ate 1 slice of bacon, 1 slice of toast, 1 egg, and half the hash browns. (Half the toast pictured was buttered for Dave.
Since I napped, I ended up doing laundry and blogging and looking at data and staying up past 11 PM.
video you see me coming in pretty fast. I look pretty even with the 2 people beside me in both of these screen shots but when I watch the video and stare for me it seems like I'm coming in really fast.
My official time was 4:31:56. So I was 2 minutes off from my revised goal. You can look at the official results to look up everyone you know that ran. It is rather interesting to see. Looking at my stats it makes me made I decided I didn't care while running. I have so much more potential and my 50k shows that.
During the race I had the tracker update my facebook, twitter, and my email with my stats. I've copied them below. It is interesting to see how much I tanked. When I just looked at my 20 mile time and projected time I gave a big sigh.
Colleen McCloskey at the 10K point in 1:00:17.
Pace: 9:42 min/Mile.
Estimated Finish Time: 4:14:19.
Estimated Time of Arrival: 11:51:43.
Colleen McCloskey at the Half point in 2:09:05. Pace: 9:51 min/Mile.
Estimated Finish Time: 4:18:15.
Estimated Time of Arrival: 11:55:34.
Colleen McCloskey at the 20MI point in 3:26:21.
Pace: 10:19 min/Mile.
Estimated Finish Time: 4:30:29.
Estimated Time of Arrival: 12:07:56.
Colleen McCloskey at the FINISH point in 4:31:56.
Pace: 10:22 min/Mile.
Time of Arrival: 12:09:21.
Update: I forgot to mention that right after the finish I thought that if that was my first marathon there was no way I'd do another marathon or have done a 50k. I wouldn't have realized it was all from the sun and just a little due to not training. I would have just thought all marathons were as miserable as I was in that one so now I am very glad that I did the Philadelphia Marathon this year. But then again that marathon helped me running with pain and then I keep my injury for 2+ months because I keep running on it.