Sunday, October 07, 2007

2:48:something

Haven't checked the official results, but since I was in the second wave my gun time is 2 minutes off or so. Bad day for me, but I appreciate you all checking in on me. I'll write a bit about it once I'm back in Tucson and settled in. As I said in an email to Kiera, it's a bit bittersweet, as the whole trip has been great with the exception of a certain 2 hours and 48 minutes. I hope Greg, Thomas and Dallen fared better.

14 comments:

Dallen said...

I didn't even come close, but thanks anyway.

Patrick said...

Just write it off. here is a nice picture:

http://www.skinnyski.com/racing/results/2007/photos/twincitiesmarathon/IMG_5819.JPG

Chris Field said...

Sorry Mike. I can only imagine that's very dissapointing. Glad you are safe though.

Michael said...

Sorry to learn about your race not going according to plan (hard luck). At the very least, you’ll undoubtedly have a great story for us. Thanks for sharing this part of the journey ~ cheers!

Keith Granger said...

I know it's not what you wanted or trained for, but, from my perspective, I think you did awesome. I still dream of running 2:48 something...

Your blog and training have been an inspiration to me over the past few months. I hope you'll continue to share your daily routine with us as you recover and prepare for your next race.

If nothing else, congratulations on completing an amazing training program - the race you want will come, just keep working at it!

I look forward to hearing the whole story.

Phil said...

I know your time was disappointing, but your still the most amazing marathoner I've ever met. Looking forward to race report.

Tommy said...

mike, sorry for your 2:48 but next time you will do it. I try for three years to beat my 2:39...don`t worry too much and have a nice bottle of red wine :-)

running faster with arthur lydiard said...

oh man! i know 2.48 is not what you were looking for.i ran 2.49 in my first marathon and it seemed easy,it then took me 5 years to improve on that time.
anyway after you have rested up maybe you should think about breaking your 10k p.b.
all the best to you and thanks for a fascinating read,i look forward to reading your next instalment.
on a final note, maybe you did a bit too much in the last two weeks,i ran my fastest time after pulling a leg muscle a week before the marathon,so was only able to do i few short easy runs before race day,result i was very fresh when i got to the start line and had a good race.
anyway am sure you can work out what went wrong and learn from it.
all the best
rick in the UK

Mark said...

I feel for you as marathoning is tough long road to follow and not for the faint of heart. Hope to see you prepping for another as that PR is in there somewhere.

Greg said...

If Twin Cities was anything like Chicago, your time has to be thrown out the window. You know what kind of shape you were in and it's a shame that the weather didn't let you show that.

Just remember, the ultimate goal is still sub 2:30 and the training cycle that you just completed is going to help you get there, regardless of yesterday's result.

Love2Run said...

It didn't seem that the stars were aligned for you on this day Mike.

Look at the difference between Berlin and Chicago and what happened to the elites. Better luck with the weather next time around.

Grellan said...

Looks like you enjoyed the whole experience, apart from the time bit, so you took something away from the weekend.

The hardest part now is to pick yourself up, dust yourself down and get back on the horse. That PR is certainly there.

Duncan said...

Marathons can't be run fast in that kind of apocalyptic, globally-warmed dyspeptic stew. Mike Wardian, one of the most consistent subelites around fancied himself to be in sub-2:20 shape and ran a 2:30 in that race, so there you go. Everyone that ran that race (and those poor bastards in Chicago) drew a short straw. Increase your sample size: run more marathons and find that lucky day with 59-degree starting line temps, a favorable dew point, and no wind. You're in PR shape. There's no doubting that.

Thomas said...

Sorry, Mike. I know how disappointed you are.

I ran 24 minutes slower than you. Can I still claim I had a better day?