Mall to Mall to Mall

Yesterday, I ran in the Mall to Mall race which is Westdale to Lindale Mall.  I decided to drive to Lindale (finish line) early and then run to the start.  I needed to get in a long run with the Madison Marathon approaching fast and this was a perfect opportunity to get in 18 miles. Running there was an adventure with 3 bathrooms stops and dodging angry geese.  (note to self: do not run by a goose w/ babies, they will attack)

Summary:

  • 8.8 miles in 90 min to the start
  • 8.8 miles in 80 min for the race
  • Postrace Food: 2 bagels, 4 cups of gatorade, 2 cups trailmix, cookie, banana, poptarts

9 Seconds

The Boston Marathon was this morning and last week I mentioned that Kara Goucher and Ryan Hall were the two favorite American runners.  Both ended up finishing a VERY respectable 3rd place.  What is even more amazing is the amount of time separating 1st – 3rd.

For the men, only 58 seconds separated Hall from the winner.

For the women, Goucher was only 9 Seconds away from winning.  Considering her race time was 2:32:25 that is only 0.098% away!  So close…