marathon 4 completed

Jun 5th 2012 11:40:42 am

I am happy. And sore.

I completed the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon on Sunday in 4:54:21. Well within my goal of under five hours. It is a personal record and I am proud.

As always, I couldn’t have completed this training season or this race without Team in Training (my donors, my superstar coaches, Brian, Joel, Lisa, and Amanda, my roommate and adventure friend, Casey, my running buddies, Jon and Emily, all of our fun, wonderful BK teammates, and of course, my unfailingly supportive husband) but I am also taking ownership of my performance and my experience. I knew what I needed to do during training. I made my pacing and fueling race plan and stuck to it. I ran smart. And when it got painful after mile 23 and I wasn’t sure if I could keep running, I did. I can handle pain and I can handle doubt. That is good to know. Experience made the difference in this marathon.

Now… on to number 5!! NYC in November!

10 Comments » Categories: Exercise, Feeling Happy, Friends, running, Team In Training

10 Responses to “marathon 4 completed”

  1. Ginelle on 05 Jun 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    You look pretty amazing for someone who just ran 26.2 miles! Well done!

  2. Kathleen on 06 Jun 2012 at 9:19 am #

    Way to go!

  3. dory on 06 Jun 2012 at 2:42 pm #


  4. P1 on 06 Jun 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    Do you have an end game?

  5. Bethany on 07 Jun 2012 at 12:14 pm #

    Wow, congratulations and well done!!! You SO inspire me and my training!

  6. rachel on 08 Jun 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Thanks everyone! It felt great to finish.

    My end game is winning the Olympics!! Haha… not really, but I do hope to keep running for a very long time.

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I'm Rachel. I run websites and run marathons. I live in Brooklyn and write about art, crafts, design, food, fitness, fashion, my daily life, and New York City.





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