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Cape Cod Marathon and Marathon Half - 2 Reviews in one......
Here I am a week after running 40 miles in 30 hours. It's time to post a review of the events.
40 miles in 30 hours really doesn't seem like much when you look at it that way. Here is what I got myself into. In February of this year I signed up for what is called the "Clam Chowdah Challenge" in Falmouth, MA home of the famous "Falmouth Mile and Road Race".
The challenge being, run the Cape Cod Marathon Half on Saturday 10/26 and then run and complete the full marathon on 10/27. I know, it only adds up to be 39.3 miles total but I ran an extra 7/10ths of a mile to warm up on Saturday morning.
Before the weekend of the runs, a few days before, I got the idea of posting here on BRS looking of 40 reasons to run 40 miles. You all rocked with helping me reach the 40 reasons. Believe it or...
My First Marathon
The day finally came for the big race. I knew I was ready, and was going to finish. Just a little over two years ago when I was still shod I never thought I would do a marathon. After relearning how to run, the thought of a marathon was back on the table. So for the past two years you could say I had been training for this. More officially I had been training for this since I did the half marathon in May and subsequently signed up for the full this fall.
Packet pick up at the convention center.
I tapered a bit more than I had planned due to straining my left leg a little on that last long run. Luckily a few days off and low mileage week helped it rebound quick. Then I rolled into my two week planned taper. So I sort of tapered 3 weeks....
Run for Education 5k, San Ramon, CA
Yesterday I ran my fifth 5k, the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Run for Education 5k, formerly Primo's Run. I had a great race at this well-organized, surprisingly large (1396 people) local race, cutting 1:44 off of my PR to finish with a time of 20:50. That time was somehow good enough for third place in my division. I'll call that a statistical fluke, but I'll take it.
Leading up to the race I was taking an intermediate track class with my local Oakland club, the Lake Merrit Joggers and Striders. The class met once a week and was organized...
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