Saturday, May 19, 2007

Fargo Marathon 4:04:18

Sometime's what you don't know CAN hurt you. I just finished the Fargo Marathon today in 4:04:18. I just learned that Boston qualifying for my new age group of 45-49 was 4:00:59. That means I missed it by 3 minutes, 19 seconds. And I was feeling great the whole day; sending text messages to Benny and Nytro! Next time... TriDummy said he'll pace me at Phoenix Rock-n-Roll in January if I want. Thanks! By the way, today's his BIRTHDAY!!!

Here we are at the Expo: Rom (my friend who is moving to Dallas and TriBoomer is going to show him around and introduce him to all his running buddies), Chae, Kevin, Andrea, me, Debbie, Robert (who just decided to do IM FL with us in November in a charity slot!), Cathy, and Holly.


It was a fun race! I ran most of the way with IronGirlNyhus' sister Sarah, below. She has run two marathons now and they have both been with me - she's a great pacer and I hope to do another one with her soon. She improved her time by over 20 minutes at Fargo. Way to go Sarah!



I had hoped that Nytro would carry her phone on her first ever marathon so we could keep each other company, but it was Benny who answered all my txt's! She finished the Ogden marathon and I am sure it will be fun to read her post which will likely be about those fun-loving Mormons that hosted it! Benny - thanks for entertaining me for 26.2 miles.

I drove home right away after the race so I can get to a good friend's party. TacBoy, Trimama, and TriDummy will be at this party, so I will add to this post tomorrow with as many compromising pictures and they will let me take. Ha ha... ;-)

12 comments:

Spokane Al said...

Congratulations on a great race. I am certain you can wipe out those extra pesky minutes during your next marathon.

21stCenturyMom said...

Congratulations on a great race... oh wait -that line has already been used.

So CONGRATULATIONS! You ran a great race.

I guess if you don't spend your miles text messaging you could easily BQ (that really is a verb - I swear!)

RunBubbaRun said...

Dang, great job at the race..

Only a couple minutes away from BQ, I guess you will be adding that to your crazy schedule in in '08..

Curly Su said...

wow; that's an awesome time--you have me beat. save boston for next time...

TJ said...

awesome race!
i can barely txt standing still, i couldn't imagine trying to in a race. that is multitasking!

Taconite Boy said...

less texting, more running Jen :)

TriBoomer said...

Can you say, "You are a MAH-CHINE!"? Think about it, just three weeks ago you were tearing up the Wildflower Half Ironman course.

Way to go with the stellar time.

Be sure to give Rom my phone number and I'll roll out the red welcome carpet for him.

Stay tuned...

Stay tuned...

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

sounds like you had a GREAT race. Maybe you should stop carrying the phone to text folks???

Laurie said...

Congratulations! Awesome finishing time!

Sarah said...

GREAT JOB!!

Thank you so much for letting me be an add on to your running group - maybe one of these times I'll actually be able to keep up with you for the whole race!

TriJack said...

way to go jen! i was thinking about you saturday during your race... i think you should go ahead and pencil boston in for 08 - no way you won't get there if you want it.
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Nytro said...

i still cannot believe that you carried your phone and texted... AND ran the marathon in four hours. You, my dear, are amazing.

AMAZING!