Sunday, May 06, 2007

Three out of Four and Three Stars

Vancouver Marathon, done. Three weeks back-to-back, one more to go. One week to enjoy three stars, then it's on to four after the finish of next week's marathon. This will be another short report due to another long day of travel - a four hour drive and an 50 minute wait at the border.

  • Chip time: 5:25:45, a new PR.
  • This was the first marathon I have run alone. It was also the first one where there weren't other Y Runners along the course cheering us on, or at the finish line.
  • It rained. A light spring rain, from start to finish.
  • Two tender toes - blisters, but not as bad as a couple weeks ago. Blisters on the sides of both feet. I attribute it to wet feet and new skin.
  • I feel amazingly good.

Oh, and it turns out I had two guys confused last week - Bob Dolphin and Mel Preedy. It was Mel who slapped me on the back as he went by. Today, I saw him on the out and back and he yelled out "you win this week!". More to come tomorrow or Tuesday!

23 comments:

Sarah said...

You're on a roll! Enjoy those 3 stars while they last. : ) And congrats on the new PR!

Anonymous said...

Michelle, I just left for Eric how I checked the results a few hours back - and yee-pee!!! A PR, woman, a star, and no pain!!! As I love to say, "race yourself in shape" is the best strategy:) Congrats!

olga

maniac hippo said...

Woot! You're my hero Michelle.

Way to go. For what it's worth, I probably have worse blisters than you this weekend. I'm not sure if that means you win or I win that "competition."

Darrell said...

Way to go, Speedo. No problem for you with a 6 hour course limit. Yeah!

Have fun in Tacoma next week and then enjoy a free weekend.

JustRun said...

Congrats, Michelle! You are a marathon machine! :)

Jenny, Maniac #401 said...

Wow! You only get faster the more you do! Glad to hear the toes aren't to bad, especially with the rain! See ya Thursday?
Still, little ol' one star, Maniac 401- Jenny

Journey to a Centum said...

Three Star Girl,

Nice PR Speedy!Have a great day!

Five Star Guy

Wes said...

Yay! Way to PR!!! You are, with out a doubt, my marathon idol!! Woo hoo!!!

Juls said...

Congrats on another finish. Great job on your PR.

Thomas said...

Once again, congratulations! Long may the streak continue.

You know you're putting Rob to shame. Let him know that.

Michelle Sarabia said...

Congrats Michelle...and you were worried about time. You will be even stronger next week and won't even need that early start. Can't wait to run with you!

runliarun said...

You are amazing, Michelle. You know how Indians always get a name that truly expresses their nature? You jump so fast from one star to the other, I am going to call you Star Rider.

Laufenweg said...

good job chickadee!

aggie jogger '77 said...

You are truly awesome. I don't know how you can do these back to back...what endurance.
Can you stop by and let me know what intervals you run/walk?
Good luck next weekend.

Jon said...

You and Eric did great! I took a peek at the results as soon as they were up. :-)

Congrats Gold Maniac!

wendy said...

Good job, Michelle! I am so glad to hear you're doing so awesome after the 50K a few weeks back. You are amazing!

Jessica Deline said...

You are amazing. Way to go!!!

GotLegs! said...

Congrats on your new PR!

Meghan said...

What, do you, like PR every week or something? You know, most people would kill for that! Awesome, absolutely awesome! Congrats, soak in the glory for a couple days, that is, until you have to do it all again. ;)

Happy Running!
Meghan
www.running-blogs.com/meghan

Ryan said...

What's that bright light, I can't see...o it's that shiny new star...and a pr to go with it, congratulations!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

WOW!!!!

robtherunner said...

Congrats! A huge accomplishment. One more to go and then you can take a little break.

Jack said...

Congrats, you're amazing!