Saturday, April 16, 2011

BOSTON

OK so I am getting the fever! So many bloggy buddies getting ready for Marathon Monday in Boston!! I can't imagine the excitement and work that it took to get to that START LINE! (OK I can kind of imagine it....that is why I am distracted)

I have been absent from bloggy world with work, kiddos, life and training I have had a hard time finding a minute.

Thanks for all the well wishes for my first 20 miles from last weekend. 20 miles= 2:58:25 It was a solo run and it went well! Having a little bit of tummy issues but hoping to work it out.

I am gearing up to run my second 20 tomorrow!! The weather and wind is ick so I am trying to stay positive and hopeful. This one is going to be MENTAL!

Less than a month away from MARATHON 2!! I feel strong and know that I have grown and improved as a runner over the past 3 months. So even though I have symptoms of Boston Fever I am trying to remind myself that it is about the journey, the experience, the trials/celebrations that make me a MARATHONER...not a certain time.

So I will continue to keep my head up in the clouds and dream and see where my heart and feet take me!!

GOOD LUCK and CONGRATS to all the Boston runners!! Have a wonderful LONG run!! P.S. Special shout out to my COACH Tall Mom who will be making her first appearance!!

(in case you are wondering....the road to Boston is NOT EASY) Be sure to check back Monday for my PEEK A BOOTIQUE BOSTON giveaway!!

BOSTON MARATHON
Age Group Men Women
18-34 3:05:00 3:35:00
35-39 3:10:00 3:40:00
40-44 3:15:00 3:45:00
45-49 3:25:00 3:55:00
50-54 3:30:00 4:00:00
55-59 3:40:00 4:10:00
60-64 3:55:00 4:25:00
65-69 4:10:00 4:40:00
70-74 4:25:00 4:55:00
75-79 4:40:00 5:10:00
80+ 4:55:00 5:25:00

13 comments:

Marlene said...

I have MAJOR Boston fever!!!

Congrats on your solo twenty and good luck with your next one! Less than a month for me too. Eee!

Nicole Wagner said...

You can do it!! I did 22 yesterday on Leif Erikson but couldn't walk after. it's too rocky so stay away from there. but it RAINED the whole time:(:( so hang in there tomorrow!! I FEEL FOR YOu!!
only a few weeks til our marathon! I'm PRAYING my ankle heals quickly:(

AngMomof3 said...

It would not be easy. But I'm sure you could do it! Next year?

Karen said...

Yay for Boston! Such an exciting race! Awesome job on the 20 miler and good luck on your 2nd one! :0)

Amanda@runninghood said...

I'm totally getting the fever too!!! So awesome to see. I had no idea how cool it was when i did it 7 years ago...I hope I have the chance to go back. You did awesome on your 20 miler Harmony! I ran a similar pace for my 21.3 miler today. Longest run in 7 years. Good luck on your run tomorrow!!

SupermomE12 said...

Good luck on your 20 miler! You had a great time on the last one. I love the long runs. :) And yup, lots of boston fever... I can't wait to hear how everyone does and read all their experiences. Too fun!

Kerrie T. said...

Sigh. I've got it too. Have an awesome 20-miler!

Julie D. said...

add me to the 'fever' club! Good luck tomorrow, Harmony!! Way to go on your first!! you are doing so awesome! keep it up!!

misszippy said...

Something tells me you have Boston in your future too!

The standards are the new ones--you (and everyone else) still have another 5 minutes beyond those until 2013 edition.

Teamarcia said...

I am burning up with Boston fever and will be stalking wildly and streaming Universal Sports tomorrow morning. S fun!
Nice work on the 20! Here's to another just as strong!

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

SO SO EXCITING!!! AMAZING RUN WOMAN!!! You have got this!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Great first 20 miles H!! I know you killed your 2nd 20 today!

I had know idea what Boston was about last year--so meaningful this year!

Jill said...

Great job on the run! So excited for your marathon next month.

Stomach issues? What kind? I had some when I started getting into the higher miles and it was not good on marathon day? It was the fuel that was making me sick.

Maybe we can chat more about it. I have only talked to one person that has had the same issue as me. NO FUN!