Joe and Brigitte

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Fargo Marathon

by @ 9:31 am on May 15, 2009. Filed under update

I have been meaning to write a short race report for the Fargo Marathon for a few days, but haven’t quite gotten to it yet. So here goes.

I ran the half marathon again this year, and despite not getting in as much training as last year, my performance was much better. Unlike last year’s race that involved a lot of running and walking, I was able to run this year’s race without walking until I hit a wall at 11.8 miles. I tried to run the rest of the race as much as possible, but I walked about 50% of the rest of the race. Before that I was running a 9 minute/mile pace according to my GPS.

Even though I didn’t quite meet my goal of finishing in under 2 hours, I am still very happy with the results. I set a new personal record by over 15 minutes!

2008:    2:18:50 finish, 10:36 pace, lots of walking

2009:    2:02:35 finish, 9:22 pace, very little walking

If I am able to settle into a good training regimen, I intend to run a full marathon this fall, most likely in Bismarck. I also plan on running at least one more 1/2 marathon this year, and will hopefully shatter the 2 hour goal that has been eluding me.

Here’s a picture at around 6 miles in, still looking good. (I’m 11837, and my friend Dan is 13648)

Joe and Dan Marathon 2009

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