Thursday, May 8, 2014

2014 Flying Pig Marathon Race Recap: God In Heart, God In Soul, God InSpirit




Usually I would have something to write about, but this time I don't have much to say. In all honesty my laptop broke after the marathon and I notice after a few days past the event I get writers block. Instead I would like to list 10 thoughts I have about this race and just leave it at that.

1. This Marathon had the best spectators of all the marathons I have ever ran so far.

2. At the last mile of my marathon the thoughts came through my head...God In Heart, God In Soul, God In Spirit...and I just chanted this to the finish.

3. I read 3 race recaps before running this race and it helped me tremendously become an actual finisher. Find them here, here and here.

4. I think traveling is just as exciting as running the marathon, but running a marathon makes traveling worth the experience.

5. Although traveling greyhound makes these races affordable, I had to keep my guard up!

6. This race was fast, but slow. In other words runners passed me very fast the whole way through, while I ran slowly.

7. At one point of the race I felt like I was flying.

8. Mile 25 felt like more that just one mile.

9. My Garmin did not pick up a signal.

10. I did not pace myself until the last 7 or so miles. I just ran free, and that was fun.

Finish time 4:24 

Next Marathon: Delaware

18 comments:

  1. For someone who didn't think about pacing, you sure nailed a great time on a tough course! Way to go!

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  2. Wow! Way to go. Looks like a "fun" race, if you can call running 26+ miles fun.

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  3. I have never ran a race, but this one looks fun! Traveling around and such. What a blast!

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  4. Congratulations on the race. I haven't traveled on Greyhound in such a long time. I think you're experience with that could be a post by itself. :)

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  5. Just amazing that people can run that long. Maybe one day I will do a marathon.

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  6. Congratulations on your marathon! That is impressive!

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  7. Great race! You're well on your way to the 50 state list now. Very cool.

    You should think about the Hatfield/McCoy marathon. it covers either West Virginia or Kentucky but it's a tough, beautiful course. Summer marathon, it was my first back in 2009.

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  8. Wow, way to go!! I am so inspired by this and your mantra to get you through!

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  9. This race was so exciting at times I ran inconstantly until towards the end, with crowds cheering you can't help but want to run faster!

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  10. Well everyone has their own definition of fun...I would say I am a gluten for punishment so torturing myself for 26.2 miles is my kind of fun...I do want to get better at it though lol

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  11. It really was so much fun, I hope you get to experience this one day!

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  12. Yes! You are so right! But I would rather not get into the gross detail...and the negativity....so post will not go up lol !

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  13. So true...if you call an average pace of 10:00 per mile running...for some that would be a very fast walk...anything is possible, just believe in yourself.

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  14. Thanks you, I hear that allot..and then I also hear...your crazy to run so many lol

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  15. Thank you so much..I need West Virginia!

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  16. Sounds like you had a great race in Ohio! And I love the name of it!

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  17. Ok there is seriously too much cuteness here with the pig and the snouts! You are awesome for what you are doing :)

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