Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My 2008 Racing Highlights

April 5 Provo City Half Marathon 1 hr 25:35 7th overall. Flat, moderate altitude, and a brutal wind between 2 and 6 miles.

April 12 Moab Marathon- 3 hr 07 min, 1st overall. I was camping at the Youth Hostel in Moab and found out on Wed there was a marathon on Sat! I had done some good track workouts but not much in the way of long runs. This particular race started at 6,000 feet and finished at around 4,500. Very low key- maybe 50 or 60 runners and I ended up "winning".

May 4 Vancouver Marathon: 2 hr 56:43, 37th overall, 3rd 50-54. Had a good race here considering I was just 3 weeks post Moab. Flat course, good weather.

May 20 Rhody Run, Port Townsend, WA 12 Kilometers 45:39, 10th overall, 1st 50-54
I ran very well here- one pretty good hill

June 1 San Juan Island Marathon- 3hr 03:54, 3rd overall. Ran ok on a hilly course. Temps got a little warm.

July 11 Chuckanut 7 Mile Foot Race 43:19, 20th overall. Ran very well here again- Flat trail, pretty fast. Results

Sept 7 Skagit Flats Marathon. 3hr 02:31- 8th overall. Flat course, not in the best marathon shape but did ok in this low key race. Some 2 hour trail runs but probably nothing more than 13 miles. Flat course.

Sept 27 Bellingham Bay Marathon 3hr 03:38, 8th overall Did not run too bad here- the course was deceivingly tough- hills in the last 6 probably cost me a sub 3 hr race.

Nov 30 Seattle Marathon 2hr 55:51, 20th overall, 1st 55-59. Ran very well, pleased to break 3 after turning 55.

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