Qualified Condition

June 1, 2009

Blistered Feet Have Got No Rhythm

Filed under: Uncategorized — qualifiedcondition @ 2:34 pm

Finally I can shut up about the LA Marathon; it was over a week ago and I finished it!  My time was 4:33 which I would call a B in beginner marathon running (the average time is 5:30).  I had hoped to come in closer to 4:15, but my legs started to cramp up around mile 23, and so I needed to slow down for 23 and 24 so as not to experience the cramp phenomena where everything locks up at the same time and you can’t move and you scream a lot.  I did sprint in the last mile and it felt great.  Actually, the whole race went by so much quicker than I expected and I’m pretty sure that I’ll do it again sometime if they can invent a way to make the training less annoying.  Here is a picture of me at mile 21 in Hancock Park where Kenny, Joe, Chris, Erick, C.C., Cheryl, Clair, Victor and Juline were waiting with signs food and some love.  If you have never had people, strangers or not, cheer for you while doing something you really must.  If it takes 26 miles, so be it.

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4 Comments »

  1. congratulations! i am super impressed. are you going to be doing the urbanathalon next?

    Comment by kate — June 1, 2009 @ 5:45 pm

  2. Hello, that’s a solid A-. And running a marathon in the first place is something only bad-asses do, so that’s like an A- at Harvard.

    Comment by Cheryl — June 2, 2009 @ 6:56 pm

  3. that is insane in the membrane. in-sane in the brain!

    Comment by samm — June 2, 2009 @ 11:50 pm

  4. Great meeting you and your boyfriend at the airport today. Thanks for the surreal experience! 🙂

    -Steve

    Comment by Steve — June 9, 2009 @ 1:23 am


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