Sunday, May 3, 2009

Flying Pig race report

My feet just after the race... oh man do they hate me today.
Me and my medal.... the bottom picture is of me with the Reds stadium behind me. My hubby thought I needed a shot like that.

Good things about this race....

* I was able to start with a friend and her husband. They ran the half, but we walked to the start together.
*Water stations at every mile.
*Lots of people wearing pig hats with wings, or dressed in lots of pink. Saw alot of spectators dressed in Pig outfits, it was fun.
*My hubby and girls were both going to be at the finish line.
*We ran across two different bridges that went over the Ohio River. The feeling while running over the bridge is so strange, I felt dizzy.
*The temp was at least 20 degrees cooler then last week at the Kentucky Derby Marathon. (it was perfect)
*Cincinnati is an awesome city. There were so many people out cheering on the streets, I mean alot, the support there is amazing.

Bad things or thing I would have changed....

*it was raining at the start and rained till about mile 6 or 7, so we were pretty wet from the beginning.
*I thought it was only going to be hilly till mile 8.. nope... after we turned of from the halfers, we still had plenty of hills. I am so sick of running hills... UGH
*I wont ever run marathons on back to back weekends.... especially while being sick (yep still sick) It killed me, and now my toes are even more hammered.
*when I stopped to pee at mile 16, I found the my "aunt flow" came to visit.... I had nothing and didn't think to ask for one at the aid station, so yep... by the time I finished.... down my legs. Nice.....and disgusting.
This really was a great race. I liked everything about it. I think if I hadn't just run a marathon 8 days ago and if I wasn't still so sick -*cough* sniff*Cough*- then I think the hills wouldn't have bothered me so much. I would recommend this marathon.
So get this.. I really really wanted to beat my time from last week, and I thought I would. Well I didn't... but.... my GPS time is exactly the same (to the sec) as my time last week. Crazy....
4:23:30

29 comments:

RunnerMom said...

Wow, great report! I'm sure the hills wouldn't have fazed you at all had you not run a hilly race last week.

I am so sorry about your toes because I know EXACTLY how that feels. Maybe the Asics aren't the best shoes for us? I still can't wear mine--I had to go back to an old pair because the new ones have that leather strip across the big toe area.

You are an awesome runner to finish two full marathons under 4:30 two weeks apart! You are, like, the toughest chick I know!

Stacey said...

Yay. Loved your race report! Sorry you are still sick, but I think it is great you ran back to back marathons! Sounds like something I would do. ( : Glad it was a good time. Are you off to the aquarium now? Have a great weekend!

Kandice said...

you crazy girl. You made me tired just by reading it. Good job though!

kristen said...

down the leg...whoa. Your a trooper. Talk about a bad time for that to happen.

Your feet look like they need some tlc. I hope you are resting up and giving your body some well deserved rest.

Very impressive back-to-back. Your strong as steel. And how weird about the Garmin finish. Great job girl. Now go get some rest!!

Mindy said...

Can you blame Aunt Flo for just wanting to run too? ;) I'm sorry for the bad things, but it sounds like you did AWESOME anyway... you're an inspiration!!

The Happy Runner said...

Wowzer! You are one tough gal!

Cox Clan said...

Way to go. Your toes look terrible. Hope they feel better by June.

Sarah said...

Back to back marathons? yikes!! I am so afriad of bridges...I have never run on one. I don't even like to ride over them in a car.

Congrats on a great finish!

Oz Runner said...

wow, identical times, nice job....and ouch, your poor feet...here's hoping them heal up quickly....awesome job!

joyRuN said...

CONGRATS!!!!

I can't even begin to think of another marathon right now, much less two in eight days!

AF sure knows how to wreck a party.

Diana said...

Congrats on the race!
Biaaatch Aunt Flo' always shows up at the most unwanted times!!!!
Get well soon!

D10 said...

Take care of those feet! I am pretty sure you are a marathon maniac. I don't think I could ever run 2 marathons back to back and have such good times.

Melanie said...

WOW, Amazing race report and incredible running marathons on back to back weekends! Hope you feel better soon! Rest those feet :)

Marlene said...

Back to back marathons - insane! Congratulations!!!

SOOO crazy that you had exactly the same (Garmin) time... you should enter those numbers in the lottery or something. :)

I hope your tootsies are okay. Ouchie!As for AF, that just plain sucks.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I will run marathons 8 days apart when pigs fly...LOL :)

Good work!! That is amazing that your times were identical, especially considering your aunt came to visit. You are one tough lady!!

AMAZING is all I have to say!

Chic Runner said...

Great job! You are crazy that you did another one so soon! :) I hate aunt flo she always ruins my races too. FAIL! :) Hope your toes get better soon, I have the same exact problems :(

Rookie on the Run said...

I can't decide if you are crazy or just amazing. Probably both. And that's why you can run two marathons a week apart... while sick... in the rain... surrounded by people in pig costumes... AND having your unexpected "visitor" & no back-up!

It sounds like you had a great time! What an awesome, positive attitude you have!

Denise said...

Ouch, I thought my blood blister hurt. Your poor toes!!

Great job and sorry about the unexpected visitor. That really sucks, but good job gutting it out!

Bethany said...

Your poor feet! I love how positive you are, you are a tough, tough woman. Way to break through those barriers. This is why you can run back to back marathons! Good Job!

Amanda said...

Those toes look so painful. You are awesome for running those back to back marathons!!

Kim said...

That is CRAZY you finished to the exact second! I couldn't probably do that if my life depended on it.

GREAT JOB on finishing 2 marathons on back to back weekends. That is fantastic.

Take some time to recover from your 2 runs and that cold you have. What's next??

Jennifer :-) said...

Awesome job and great race report and time! Oh my goodness, your poor little piggies! :-)

Mandy said...

Wow girl.... you need to take it easy!!!

Good job!

Marci said...

Great work, you are now a Marathon Maniac (hope you will join!)

aron said...

CONGRATS!!! wow back to back marathons is just crazy, I cant imagine trying to run one this weekend :) hope you are recovering well and getting better now!!!

Becca Rampton said...

Great race report. I still can't believe that your raced back to back weekends, crazy-o.
You are amazing, I think that I would have walked a lot. Your poor little toes.

Wendy said...

Wow! You are amazing!

Missy said...

You don't need toenails, just paint the nub. No one will know!!!

Aunt Flow...really!? Wow, nice, always a surprise visitor after all these years;)

Casey said...

Oh, man! Look at your poor feet! Way to go on the marathon! I'm planning on going the Pig next year! I did the half last year and dropped out of Pig training due to our pregnancy!

Aunt Flow should def not be invited to marathons. She is a spoil sport.