I can still hardly believe that a training run ended up being a marathon PR for me. The DuPont Marathon was one of the best supported, well organized events I have been in... to date!! Temps were perfect and the weather stayed rather cool the entire day. My race was dedicated to my sister who I love so very much for all the great support she gives me every day.
So my plan was to do my best but keep myself at a training run level. With the BiG race in just a few weeks I did not want to do anything dumb. The trails were perfect and at the half marathon point I was at 2:03. Much faster than planned but I decided to just keep moving forward. I knew the hills ahead would eat up some time so I kind of used it as a sand bag. As I made the last turn to run the last 2 miles UP HILL I felt like my goal of under 5 hours would be reached. As I ran closer to the finish line I could hardly believe that I crossed at 4:25:34!!!!
What a great feeling. Now I know what a PR feels like and I am still enjoying the feeling from such a great day of running with the girls. Our families gave up their entire day to support our dream and I just love them for all that they do. What a perfect day!!
MMTR here we come!!!