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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
United States
Philadelphia Marathon
35F / 2C
Precipitation
Total Time = 5h 33m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
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Event warmup:

Ate an uncrustable, walked 1.5 miles to the start line in a garbage bag with Cathy, Eric and Eric's brother. Tried to keep Cathy from jumping fences!!
Run
  • 5h 33m
  • 26.2 miles
  • 12m 43s  min/mile
Comments:

Felt good until about mile 16, then the cold, rainy, windy conditions started getting to me. Oh, and whoever says this course was flat, obviously doesn't know what flat is! When a race official tells you to slow down (especially at MY pace), due to wet, steep downhill, you KNOW there is a significant hill!!

Talked to Mike/kids, and Stan on the phone for most of the second half. Beka told me all about their adventure getting up to Philly and the pictures she had drawn me. It was really motivating to have my 8 year old daughter ask me when I was gonna be done cuz she missed me! I cried, of course!

Saw Cathy around my mile 18 on an out/back. She wasn't all that happy with the weather either, so at least misery loves company! I was encouraged to get my tail in gear so I could try to catch her.

I started getting a HUGE blister on the bottom of my left foot around mile 15 with the rain and hills. It proved to be a big limitation towards the end. I hung with the 5:30 pace group until about mile 24 when I had to take some extra walk breaks due to my foot. My legs felt as good as they can, and cardio wise, I was fine. Oh, well. Finished 3 minutes behind them, saw Mike, the kids and Cathy as I turned for the finish line. It was awesome! I cried some more, got a Philly pretzel and walked the 1.5 miles back to the car to start my vacation!

I completed a goal of 3 marathons in 3 months and became a Marathon Maniac!!
What would you do differently?:

Ignore Cathy and listen to my inner voice that told me to stay in bed!! LOL!! Not really. I wouldn't have changed a thing! I was so happy for Cathy to start AND finish her first marathon!!! CONGRATS COGIRL!!
Post race
Warm down:

Shivered to the car, drove to NYC.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

blister, slow, fat, white girl pace

Event comments:

This race was ok. Not enough fluid stations (1 every 2.5 miles), and not NEAR enough bathrooms. Post race food was pretty weak, and the expo was super unorganized.




Last updated: 2007-04-03 12:00 AM
Running
05:33:00 | 26.2 miles | 12m 43s  min/mile
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Below average
Course:
Keeping cool Good Drinking Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall:
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Evaluation
Course challenge
Organized?
Events on-time?
Lots of volunteers?
Plenty of drinks?
Post race activities:
Race evaluation [1-5]

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2007-11-24 8:58 PM

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2007-11-24 9:03 PM
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Woot!  Congrats on the MM and GREAT job keeping COGirl from jumping fences!
2007-11-24 9:14 PM
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YAY Wendi!  You are hardcore, putting up with all that crap   That weather was ROUGH.  Well, look at it this way...you REALLY earned your Marathon Maniac status! 

Mile 16 is where I fell apart too.  Good stuff. 

And hills.  Hmmm.  Hills suck. 

It was awesome to do this mary with you! 

btw, I kinda liked the food.    Those pretzels rock!

2007-11-25 10:44 AM
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Congrats on becoming a maniac!! great job despite the weather and the blister!
2007-11-25 2:42 PM
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Way to stick it out in yucky conditions!!  Glad you guys ahd a nice vacation
2007-11-25 3:20 PM
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great race!! congrats on earing marathon maniac status

"blister, slow, fat, white girl pace"  .... So, what exactly is "white girl pace"??



2007-11-25 8:01 PM
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ew, wind and rain!...way to push through!!!  you maniac
2007-11-25 9:21 PM
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Nice job again! 3 marys/3months? I was thinking "sicko", not maniac!
2007-11-26 8:48 AM
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You freaking maniac.  You rock!  Nice job.
2007-11-26 10:21 AM
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Welcome to our humble (hehe...nosomuch) club!    I can't wait to see your name up there!  Nice work pushin' thru the weather!  What matters is, you got it done and you became a maniac!  Awesome job!  I can't wait to take the pic!!
2007-11-26 3:35 PM
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Three Marys in Three months - you rock girl

Oh I'd kill for your pace.

And Cogirl is a fun person to do a race with!

Congrats. You rock of course as if I had to say something about that!



2007-11-27 9:52 AM
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Congratulations on a very nice marathon finish, even with the blister.  And what is this about "slow, fat, white girl pace?"  You were not that slow for a marathon, you are definitely NOT fat and your pace doesn't really have any colour or gender does it?!? 
2007-11-27 11:55 AM
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Maniac! You MANIAC!

Congrats, darlin'. Once again, your resolve blows me away.

 

ps.. did you go run the Rocky stairs while you were in Philly?

2007-11-27 9:19 PM
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Congrats on gaining MANIAC status, you crazy Vixen!

Look how you survived the freezing cold! You may come up here and visit me yet

2007-11-27 10:01 PM
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Slow fat white girl?  I think not.

Way to go Gator.  Grats on being a maniac!  Don't run while wet! 

2007-11-30 12:11 PM
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Way to push through and finish Wendi!  Congrats you maniac!


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