Saturday, June 11, 2011

Utah Valley Marathon- Check!

Marathon #2- all finished!
Thank you, Utah Valley for a great race!

I felt really good this time and loved this race!
No walking except at aid stations (all of them)...
and one potty break at mile 9.
Luckily not the bad kind, so only a minute or so lost.
AND
I beat my first marathon time by over 9 minutes!!

3:44:27!

Not my favorite medal- but oh well.
It's MINE!  Hahaha!

Mark neglected to read my last post.
I know, right?
So he was unaware of my race outfit decision.
But they saw me this time-
and, even better, I saw THEM.
 It was so nice to see them all right before I finished.
Gave me a little boost...
to book it past the people around me- take that!

Mark got this awesome picture...
If you click on the picture, you might be able to see me...
the pink butt way up by the finish line.
Yes, those ARE the only 2 pictures I have from this race.

I actually feel okay, too.
Considering, ya know... that I ran a good long ways.
My shoes messed up my feet- and I figured this might happen.
Just a tad too small.
Some blisters but not too bad.

I felt one burst open right after the aid station at mile 24.
Didn't feel great- but then it got better.

Now I am sitting on my bed while the husband goes
to get me some dinner.
What a good guy he is :).
Just half marathons for the summer!
No more marathons until October!
I think I could totally BQ in St. George.
At 3:40, that is.
Too bad the qualifying times will have changed by then.
Boo!

Oh well, maybe when I'm 40.

6 comments:

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Congrats! Great job on the marathon. Sorry about the blisters, but how awesome that you were able to run the whole way (minus the water breaks!)
Well done!!!

Lisa said...

Jerilee! You slaughtered your previous time! (and I was already super impressed by that previous time, by the way) NINE+ minutes?! You are so crazy good at this, lady! I'm glad that you're feeling well -except for those darned blisters, & I hope you enjoy that dinner!

Corine said...

Way to run! :D I just found you and your blog from 5 minute link up... did my first half run last month; it was awesome! I really want to run faster and do better. YOU DID GREAT!

Corine :D

hollyw said...

You amaze me!!

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

COngrats on an outstanding marathon!!! You should be so proud of your accomplishment and definitely enjoy the recovery! AWESOME!!!!!!!

I like the idea of HM's for a while too!!

Cory Reese said...

I ran this race also (but much slower than you).

Great job at the race!!!!