Monday, October 13, 2008

Chicago Marathon a memory now

It's official......the Chicago marathon is just another one to place in my memory book. All the running stars were aligned for me yesterday, as I had my best marathon yet!!!! Not just w/my finishing time---my feet felt good, my knees/IT band didn't bother me, the weather was warmer (starting temp was 62 and I believe finishing temp was around 84)....which is my preferred running temps. My Mom and 2 Aunts did an awesome job trying (and succeeding) w/meeting me on the course (and taking pictures)!!!

Finishing time was 4:29:15 w/a 10:16 pace and I placed 12,341 overall out of 31,401 finishers!!!

I feel pretty darn good for just running a marathon yesterday. But, who knows---I might be sore tomorrow since it always hits me 2 days after. I did stretch before/after the marathon, took my anti-inflammatory's on schedule, used my biofreeze, etc, so maybe that combination worked for me.

I have no desire to run at this planning a short run w/Cheryl on Wednesday. In the meantime, I will go to sculpting/spinning/water aerobics class (I have to do something!!!!).

Pictures and more race report to follow.

And I will also announce the date of my next marathon.....stay tuned!!!!


Cheryl said...

I'm so proud!! You did a great job, 10:16 is just fantastic! Keep the running to a minimum this week, those muscles need to repair.

Susan said...

HUGE congratulations to you! I can't wait to see photos.

Annette said...

Still waiting!!! ;)

KimsRunning said...

Fantastic time on your marathon!!! Go Kim!!
I'm Kim's Running funny is THAT??? Guess what else? I injured my IT band last weekend in a half marathon. We need to be Bloggy friends