WOW – What a whirlwind weekend!!!!! Friday and Saturday were spent sitting in a class room in Arlington for my Road Runners Club of America Running Coach Certification Class. The class was great and I was happy to have some familiar faces in the class. I learned a ton of stuff that I can’t wait to apply to my own training and also share with all of you.
Marine Corps 2009 was the 7th year I headed down to DC for the race. As always it was amazing and I can’t say enough how much I love this race. I have so many thoughts right now but after being in class for two days, running 26.2 miles and then getting woken up by Miles at 5am this morning – I’m exhausted. So I’ll just share my number break down tonight and hopefully blog more tomorrow about my experiences!
3:31:21 – My fastest marathon to date
182 Overall Female – out of 8,280
1341 Overall – out of 20,936 finishers
67th in my division
3:36:41 – My fastest marathon at the time
239 Overall Female – out of 7,150
1637 Overall – out of 18,279 finishers
71st in my division
My age grade from last year was a 62.5% – this year I’m up to a 64.1%. 60% is considered a Local Class Athlete. 70% is considered a Regional Class Athlete. I’m improving and that’s all I can ask for!!!
I’m so beyond proud of myself for all I have accomplished. Yesterday I ran faster than I ever dreamed possible.
I can think of no better thing than finishing the fastest marathon of my life with my husband by my side cheering me and pushing me on. Without him I would not have achieved half of what I have.
**Congrats to Michelle T, Rebecca S, Kate R, Jessica H, Jenn Z, Zoya, Lauren P, Lisa R, and all the other wonderful women who rocked it yesterday!!! WE ARE STRONG MOMMIES!!!
P.S. The pic is of me after the race with Race Director Rick Nealis!!!