Starting is always the hardest part. Especially in the cold. But in the end, it’s always worth it. I’m mentally preparing to run an other marathon, they say third times a charm, so I’ll spend the next couple months getting my base miles back up!
Done and done. Third time at NYC marathon completed. Oh yup, felt good for the first half and did my goal of not stopping at the 59th street bridge. However, it was hot today so didnt sustain and I won't do a #marathon without training well for it again. I promise. That hurt today 😭🤣. The marathon will humble you. Thanks best support crew for pics! Mike and his mum was out there 😊. I didn't even stop running past the bridge until after I saw them. Used bathroom once and felt like I could walk as much as I wanted after that bridge. Yes, I hi-fived kids along the way!
Thanks so much @evolvedfitness for jogging with me on shitty hill. Thanks for the great support from @milehighrunclub and @streets101nyc!
Woohoo. #11 marathon completed. Now to foam roll. I have a new job tomorrow 😁
Photos by bae 😁
The last time I ran #tcsnycmarathon was 2015. It was #marathon #9. I ran #marinecorpsmarathon the week prior and I was ending my year with #nyc60k. 4 ultras, 4 marathons and 1 #triathlon for that year. It was incredible. I'm a more seasoned #runner and now a half #ironman. I grew over these 3 years. I'm running #NYCMarathon tomorrow for the 3rd time. This is my 11th official marathon I think (I haven't quite been keeping track properly. Some ultras in there). I love that every runner has a story and reason for running (especially marathon distances). I've enjoyed hearing them as I made the final decision to actually do this race (my target all year had been the half ironman so I felt like I hadn't trained to be race specific). Tomorrow I'm just checking my ego at the start line. This distance has helped interpreted my life every single year and I'm grateful to have even attempted it 6 years ago (11/18/2012). I'm not new to the marathon and still I respect each mile of it.
I have 3 goals as usual:
1. Run safely to be able to run tomorrow
2. Make it across the 59th street bridge without stopping (ugh ugh ugh)
3. Enjoy it and run happy
No time goal (sorry for those of you tracking). Good luck to everyone on my list who is running whatever your goal is. For those who have never done one, I hope you're inspired to.
Sub 1:35 was not even a thought, nor a goal. "I seriously don't know how we did that", "insane." "Your hard work is ya did it!" 1:34:45
Only more hard work is down the line, one victory at a time and we'll keep on climbing up that ladder @rwatson26point2
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The last 6 months has had the most highlights & lowlights and i've ever encountered ever in my life. Without going into details, i'm happy the way its been, the future isn't scripted. Coming up in less than a week is one of the biggest races to date since I started running and going onward will make me a greater athlete I never thought I would become.
Time to break 100 minutes in 21.1km 📸:@run_photographs / @3oh6