Grandma's marathon: 2:47:09, 11th place

Quick update before I do my typical race blog -- I finished in 11th place (just 30 seconds out of 10th, 40 seconds out of 9th, ug!!) in 2:47:09.  It was perhaps my worst race in the last year and a half - my legs felt dead from my short warm-up before the race :(.

The most painful stat is that I lost $33.33 per second to the 10th place finisher.  UGGGG!!!  I just didn't have it.  Even if I would have raced my trials time, which was also not a great race for me, I would have been in that top ten.  Guess that means I need to work with Jerry to go back to the drawing board to figure what isn't going 100% right.  I refuse to be so close to the podium next time.  Seriously.

I'll obviously take the next couple of days to digest the race further, to reflect on what I could do better, what I did well, etc.  But in the mean time, I've already begun to get excited for the next cycle :NYC marathon's professional women's division.  I've been extended an invitation, and am more than excited to train hard and race to my ultimate there.

Onward!

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

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