Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Death Valley Marathon

One of the greatest marathons out there! Why you might ask?

1.) Great weather...I think it was about 75 degree the whole morning. (Saturday, Dec 6, 2008).

2.) Sea level...more oxygen mean happier runner.

3.) Flat course...this means it's easy on the knees. My body felt awesome after this 26.2...that was a first!

4.) Scenic...if you're into that deserty rugged sort of environment...I am!

5.) Boston Marathon qualifier...if those are your true ambitions.

6.) Small intimate group of runners makes for a more peaceful spiritual run. Call me crazy but I don't love the crowds of runners and supports that come out for some of the more popular races.

7.) It's a Saturday race. I love Saturday races!

Ladies, I highly recommend this marathon if you are in the market for that "best marathon".

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Crossing the finish line. Whoohoo, I felt great!

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Don't you just love the white salty residue all over my clothes? I finished in 4:15. I wish I was faster. I really admire those that can run sub 4 hour marathons. How you do it, I don't know because it's really hard! Two C-sections certainly doesn't help. In the end, I'm just happy that I'm healthy enough and able to run, period. What a blessing!

Oh, and P.S. I LOVE my new Garmin. I can't remember who recommended it and tipped us all off to the deal on Costco.com but THANK YOU! You mamas rock.

6 comments:

amydear said...

You look so happy! Congrats on enjoying your race and having a good finish. 75 degrees sounds very HOT!

Janice said...

sounds like a great race, and right up my ally, I will remember for next year.

Run Far!

TrainingtoTri said...

Congrats on a good race. I might have to put this one on my to do list!

The Roberts said...

Yeay for you and your great marathon time! It was me who gave the tip on the great price of the Garmin 305 at Costco. I bought mine there too and I am loving mine as well!

Ang said...

You look awesome in your pics! Sounds like one amazing race. You would like the Pocatello, Idaho marathon. I ran that in Aug. and it was beautiful and peaceful. Only 142 marathoners. It had the best aid stations too.

Robyn said...

Congratulations! Sounds like a great marathon. You look awesome! I love my Garmin too- can't run without it.