Awesome finisher’s medals from the #MercedesMarathon #fb
It’s Go Time! #MercedesMarathon
Feel’s weird to get a medal in the mail @runrocknroll #heavymedal #fb
Walt Disney World Marathon
January 9, 2011
My Run: Overall, the Walt Disney World (WDW) marathon was my seventh full marathon, and my third in the last 14 weeks (Twin Cities Marathon on 10/03 and Rock n’ Roll San Antonio on 11/14). This race was originally planned as the Goofy Race and a Half Challenge, which would also have included the half marathon on Saturday, January 8th.
Unfortunately, on the Tuesday before the race I came down with flu. This included a fever of 100 to 102, body aches, chills, exhaustion, etc. My family and I still traveled to WDW on Friday morning, but as of Saturday morning my temperature was still around 101. Because of this, I ended up skipping the half marathon, and really did not think the full was going to be an option either.
However, late in the day on Saturday I began to noticeably feel better, and my fever broke. Even though I knew I would be nowhere near peak condition, I decided to give it a go. I decided to stick with my same strategy I had originally planned for the Goofy, to run a very smooth race and come in under 3:45 (current PR is 3:24 from San Antonio in November).
On the morning of the race, I did a 5-minute warm-up run followed by 4 x 100m stride outs. During the warm-up, I could tell that my energy level was low, but otherwise felt ok. I did have some sinus congestion and a cough, but neither of these flared up during the race.
The finishers with their Medals.
2010 Training Stats (2009)
- Total Distance: 1,550 Miles (1,075)
- Total Time: 220 Hours (166)
- Average Pace: 8:34 per mile (9:13)
2010 Race Stats
Full Marathons Completed – 4
- 28-Mar-10 Covenant Health Knoxville Marathon 3:39:12 (PR)
- 24-Apr-10 Country Music Marathon 3:52:55
- 03-Oct-10 Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon 3:25:38 (PR)
- 14-Nov-10 Rock n’ Roll San Antonio Marathon 3:24:13 (PR)
Half Marathons Completed – 2
- 08-May-10 One America 500 Festival Mini Marathon 1:42:46 (PR)
- 16-Oct-10 Murfreesboro Middle Half 1:31:00 (PR)
- 26-Nov-10 Boulevard Bolt (5 Miler) 0:32:22 (PR)
2010 has been a break-out year for me in running, with new PRs in every race but one. There have been many factors which have contributed to this improvement, but the biggest ones include (1) Great running group / running partners (2) P90X (3) Better Diet (4) Increased emphasis on track and speed training.
Looking forward to another year of running in 2011, with the Goofy Marathon and a Half Challenge in just over a week.
Stop her…she’s out of control!!! Just kidding, having a blast in the Big Apple with @OliviaAgee.
My beautiful bride on a cold, but beautiful day in the Big Apple.
Daddy / Daughter date night with Kate. Dinner at the Palm then the #Preds.
Second time to visit the Oklahoma City Memorial. Very moving place.