Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fox valley marathon in numbers

1 week since I ran my last marathon, and I still can't stop thinking about it. :)

3:40:18 my time in The Fox Valley Marathon




1,000's of smiles or a permanent smile during Fox Valley. Just because it felt so damn good to run that day.

25 minutes the margin of PR from The Chicago Marathon 2011 to Fox valley 2012

14 pounds lost approximately during the past 8 months. First time I was able to lose weight during marathon training. Really made a huge difference in the way I felt throughout training and the race.

1:46, yes, 1 hour and 46 minutes worth of PR from my first marathon (NYC 2002) until Fox valley. You'd better believe I'll be shooting for that number to be 2+ hours next year!!

6 The number of marathons I've now completed

587 miles approximately run during the 14 weeks of training.

50 minutes the amount i took off of from marathon #5, the ING Miami Marathon. *i was injured during this race. And 85+ degrees and 100% humidity didn't help.

5 the number of times after Miami I said "no more marathons." we all know how that turned out. Hehe

3 the number of marathons I'll be running this year. Chicago is next up in 2 weeks.

2 injuries/scares. 1 was a possibly shin issue that resolved in a few days. The other was the ankle.

2 weeks the amount of time before Fox Valley that I sustained the ankle injury. I also hurt myself 2 weeks before the Miami marathon (hip flexor). 2 weeks pre race is full of bad juju for me apparently.

2 weeks until marathon #7!!! and the opportunity to "give back" by being the worlds biggest cheerleader/supporter while my L runs his first marathon. ( My BFF Tribu stayed with me in Miami and made the experience 100% more enjoyable- she sacrificed her race to stay with me)

It's the least I can do for the man that supports me through these training cycles. And I couldn't be more excited for Sunday Funday, October 7 to run with my partner through the streets of Chicago!

- xaar

15 comments:

  1. good luck on Chicago! You are quite speedy!

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  2. Awesome!!!! That's so fantastic...congrats!!!

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    1. Aww thanks- still got the runners high!

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  3. That is an awesome photo of you looking strong! I love looking back on things from where you started and where you are now - Congrats!

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    1. It is really motivating to see where you were and how far you've come. Whenever I'm feeling in a rut, I like thinking of all the progress I've made!

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  4. Congrats on the p.r.! Yes, only two more weeks 'til Chicago and I am focusing on staying injury free from now until then (fingers crossed, knock on wood)!

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    1. Sending you speedy healthy vibes! Can't wait to see how you do in Chicago!

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  5. You look amazing in that photo. So strong and fierce!

    FANTASTIC numbers. I am literally blown away by your PR numbers, they are INCREDIBLE. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

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    1. I love that photo too :)

      There's no reason you can't smash PR after PR! I'm sure without injuries (which I know nothing about haha) and consistent running, your times will drop dramatically.

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  6. LOVE seeing how much time you've chopped off from your previous PRs, you are on a roll...at this rate, I can't wait to see where you end up next year!

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    1. I'm super duper excited to also see where you end up next year! :)

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  7. You look so strong in your picture! Congrats again! Can't wait to hear about your next marathon!

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    1. Chicago will be "fun." I can promise a plethora of photos unless it's raining and or 40 degrees. I want to "capture" the spirit of the Chicago marathon from a runners perspective :)

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  8. Those are some phenomenal numbers - you had an awesome training cycle and an awesome race. I think the next marathon you do (as long as you don't have any injuries) you will BQ. Without that ankle injury you would have done it this time I think. Enjoy Chicago! I was just in Madison over the weekend, that is a great city to hang out in.

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