Sunday, November 1, 2009

NY City Marathon

Held, Rick #44355 0:30:41 1:01:53 1:34:07 2:07:22 2:14:34 2:24:29 2:35:31 2:41:37 4:39:31

It was difficult, VERY difficult. But I sucked it up and finished with my second fastest marathon time ever. What an experience...New York City sure knows how to cheer on us marathoners. I'm beat, so I'll have a race report in a day or two. Thank you Mel for your encouraging texts. I was able to meet Lindsay, from Chasing the Kenyans blog, which was cool. She did well, but I won't spoil it for her. Keep an eye on her blog for her race report.

14 comments:

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Congrats on another marathon! You should be very proud of yourself! Happy to send you the texts!! Enjoy your victory and recovery! You deserve it!

Rookie on the Run said...

Yay!! Awesome job! You are a definitely a Marathonman!

Meg Runs said...

Great job! I'm dying to find out what made it so difficult! How did the music work out? I'm jealous you met Lindsay, how fun! Can't wait to hear more, well done Rick!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Rick! I watched the male and female finishers today and I am in awe of all of you. You guys rock!

joyRuN said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Kelly said...

YAYY!!! Congrats! That is such a good time! I tried to track you online but I didn't know your last name haha so that was interesting, especially since the tracker was moving in slow motion haha. Anyway, I'm glad to know now that you finished and everything went well. Congrats again!

Irish Cream said...

Well done, Rick! Running a 4:39 is REALLY impressive. I am so proud of you!! Second fastest time ever?! You rock!! And how cool that you got to meet Lindsay to boot!! Great job out there and recover well! SO excited to read your race report! :)

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Yay! 4:39 - that's great. Can't wait to read about it.

Anais said...

I can't wait for your race recap!!! Happy recovery, hope you enjoyed your day off :D

Lisa said...

Congrats on a great time! Yes, the V-N Bridge was FRIGID!! I'm so glad the rain stopped and we didn't have to deal with that too. Hope you're recovering well!! Can't wait to read your recap!

Tara said...

Rick! Congrats on your race and your time! That's awesome. Can't wait to hear the race report!

lindsay said...

congrats, again! :) hope you are resting and recovering well. my brain and fingers aren't ready to cooperate for a race report either, haha. i am sore!!! (i know part/most of that is the fact that i haven't done any post-marathon recovery to help kick the soreness out...)

anyway, CONGRATS!

Bootchez said...

Awesome, and what a fantastic time! I've heard the NYC is great to run because of all the spectator support. I, too, am interested in how your playlist turned out. I wasn't around for your posts asking for input, but I think we have the same tastes (my playlist is firmly stuck in the 70s and 80s, embarrassingly so). Looking forward to your race report!

Believe said...

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear all about it! Get some rest!! Well deserved :)