May 27, 2013

The Day I Finally Broke Four Hours!

I am still pinching myself this morning because I am disbelief that I finally broke four hours in the marathon. 3:49:10! I had no idea that this race would result in a 16 minutes and 6 second PR! I had no idea what my time was until I was crossing that Finish Line! I did a lot of things different this time around which resulted in a much better race. I will share those things in my race recap. I have a little bit of soreness in my quads which is the least amount of pain that I have ever felt from a marathon. 
I followed everything in my race plan that I had for this marathon with the exception of one. I did not turn on my music because I didn't feel like fumbling around to find my iPhone and earphones. Thank you for all of the encouragement that you sent me and most of all for believing in me when I doubted myself! Full Race Recap to come...

28 comments:

  1. I am seriously as happy for your race as I would be for my own..CONGRATULATIONS!!! Can't wait to read all about it :)

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    1. Thank you Lisa. Your post on your last marathon really stuck to me and the thought of having patience with the pace and not allowing the last few miles to slap me in the face! Thank you for your constant support and encouragement!

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  2. I can't wait to read the full story! You rock!

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    1. Thank you Megan for always always saying those encouraging words to give me the confidence boost I need!

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  3. Congrats, Sandy.....you TOTALLY rocked that marathon! Sub-4....WOO HOO!!!!!!

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    1. Thank You Bill! Congratulations to you too! I admire your determination to finish what you start and never giving up! I need to think more like you!

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  4. Oh My Gosh you are AMAZING!!! Well done, that is a dream time. You are inspirational! xx

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    1. Thank You Rachel! You are just as amazing!

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  5. Way to go Sandy!! Congrats on the huge PR!

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    1. Thank you Madison! You are one of those people that I truly admire for your running talent. Congratulations on your PM at M2B as well! You hung in there and fought through the last part of the race which was mentally tough!

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  6. Awesome, congrats!!!

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  7. You are awesome...great job!!

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    1. Thank you Christy for the loads of support, encouragement and for believing in me! You are awesome too in every way!

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  8. Congrats! You earned it, 16 minutes is a huge PR!

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    1. Thank you Christy! It is still kind of sinking in. I wasn't sure if it has really happened when I woke up this morning!

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  9. broke four hours? ...you CRUSHED 4 HOURS!!! thats awesome, what a great feeling. congrats!

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    1. Thank You Danielle. It feels great and I am really excited to have finally met this goal!

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  10. Congrats again, Sandy! You know I'm on pins and needles for that report!

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    1. Thank You Terzah! I will tell you all about it. Maybe you can come out and give it a try next year. I think you will love it!

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  11. How exciting - you beat 4 hours big time! Congrats!

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    1. Thank you Tina. It was a great moment for me but I fought for every minute of it. Congratulations on your 14th marathon!! I don't know if I will ever run that many marathons since they are so mentally challenging for me. You are inspirational!

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  12. Yay!!!!!!! Way to go speedy!!!! I knew you could do it! Can't wait to read all about it!

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I think we should be calling you speedy for knocking 10 minutes off of your half marathon time post baby via C-Section! Now that is something to be proud of! Keep on rocking it!

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  13. Congratulations! That is amazing!

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    1. Thank you Missy! It was an incredible day!

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