After about 5.4 miles I decided to conserve energy and do a walk run combo for the rest of the way. I truthfully didn't care if I walked the rest because I had completed the requirement of my marathon training long run (5 miles). I would run to a song on my iPod then the next one I would walk. When I was revising my goals throughout the race, I changed my 4 hour goal to 3 hours. Then at mile 10, I decided that I wanted to try to get under 2 hour and 50 minutes. Low and behold....I did it! My official time was 2:50:00. I am still in a little bit of shock that I did it.
|Me and my finishers medal|
|Post race celebration|
|A surprise from Kelli's family|