Sunday, October 07, 2007

Portland Marathon - short report

FINISH: 5:20:04 pace: 12:13
Chip Time: 5:20:04
Gun Time: 5:28:20
Average heart rate: 153
High heart rate: 167

PR in both chip time (by 8 minutes 33 seconds) and gun time (by 17 seconds)! And a 38 minute improvement over last year's Portland. Not the 5:15 I was aiming for, but darn close and I am very happy with it. Many thanks to Rick for training and running with me, and to Jenny for hosting us at her parents. Thanks to my personal slave too! Long report and pictures soon...

27 comments:

mtnrunR said...

congratulations michelle. i saw a bunch of runners at mile 12.5 before i went for a little run on wildwood. sorry i missed you. great job on a new pr!!!
tom

Journey to a Centum said...

Way to go speedy!

Donald said...

Yahoo! The PRs just keep on coming for you!

craig said...

That's great Michelle. So happy for you.

Ironayla said...

Great job Michelle!!!

Joe said...

Awesome, Michelle...way to go!!

Nat said...

Congrats Michelle. Looking forward to the race report.

Wes said...

Woo hoo! It is so exciting to see your times droppin like a rock!!

Sarah said...

That's awesome, Michelle! Congrats on the PR. You looked really strong when I saw you on the out and back. And I agree about the Starbucks doubleshot station! Maybe around mile 22. : )

Try@thlete said...

Congratulations! It seems to have been a year of PR after PR!

maniac hippo said...

Michelle, it was so great to see you guys again, and to hear a cheer for me from your #1 fan. Please keep him, he's great.

Wonderful to hear how well you did, you've had some tough races this year and its really time you started having good ones. Very few of us ever hit our goal exactly, for many of us, settling for "close" is as good as it gets.

Look forward to seeing you guys again soon.

olga said...

I checked the results last night - heck, you did awesome! Congrats, that's as close as there goal thing:) What happened to Hester joy? Couldn't see his name.

justrun said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations!

Sharon Stamper said...

Great job Michelle and way to improve from last year!

psbowe said...

You did very well, congratulations on the PR! It was a great day after all. Have a nice recovery now. It was nice to run into you and your crew. I tried looking for you on the 'out and back' section, but missed you because you were too speedy!

Anne said...

That's an amazing time, Michelle. I thought of you this weekend and was so glad you weren't in Chicago instead. Can't wait to read all about it.

Randy said...

WAAAAYYYYY to GOOOOOO Michelle...you must have been awesome.......can't wait for all the fun details.

Better to have been in Portland this weekend than Chicago it seems.

Darrell said...

Wonderful! Congratulations, Michelle.

E-Speed said...

congratulations! Gotta love it when you PR! Now let's plan for San Fran ;)

scott keeps running said...

Great job Michelle!

Nicole said...

You did awesome.

Dori said...

Congratulations again--I didn't realize last night that you set a PR! Well done!

Sunshine said...

Congratulations, Marathoner!!!

Sweet Pea and I were among the ten thousand runners in the Chicago Marathon who walked to the finish after they shut down the race.

robtherunner said...

Congrats on a great race! I am sure that the 5:15 goal is not too far out of reach even though it might have felt like it the last 6 miles. I bet you will get that time in year 2 of marathoning.

Annette said...

Way to go! I can't wait to hear the full report! Nice work!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

a PR! WOO HOO!!!!!!!

Makita said...

Yay!!! A PR - way to go! :)