I had to write my report right away.
Like an excited kid, I’m all proud.
The ING is a hilly course, and 3:47 is not fast by most judging standards, but it’s a giant improvement for me and a positive nod in the direction of my chosen training methods.
My first marathon (2006) was a chunk over five hours.
My last years ING was 4:37. 4:50, I think, year before that.
I slapped my PR around by 12 minutes (2008 Atlanta Marathon), and took back over 40 minutes from last years ING race.
This is one of those experiences that is good to share with kids because it’s pure proof in the power of hard work.
It feels good to work hard and have it pay-off.
It just does.
Next stop 3:35, right?