Footstock Half Marathon X2

Posted by martin.parnell |

Below are the Latest Marathon stats:

  • Marathon: #104
  • Date: Saturday June 12th 2010
  • Course: Footstock half Marathon X2
  • Run time: 5hr 27min 05sec (See Garmin Connect)
  • Aver. Heart Rate: 102 BPM
  • Temperature C: 1C
  • Distance covered to date: 4388.8km (2724.8ml)
  • Marathons in other parts of the World: Bear lake, ID, USA
  • Total number of runners: 323

It's 8.00pm and I'm finishing up my blog. My ribs hurt and I've got band-aids on my left knee, elbow and right hand. But let's go back 15 hours. It was 5.00am and I was standing outside the Spray Lakes Sports Centre. I had sent out an invite to all my running buddies to join me for a half marathon before the Footstock Half Marathon race. However, there was only me, myself and I at the start line so we all headed off together. It was a beautiful morning with mist rolling down the river. I made my way along the red rock pathways and I was soon at the far west end of the town.

I was thinking about the beauty of the river, trees and mountains when the next thing I knew I was eating asphalt. I was in a bit of a daze and did see spots. I sat by the side of the path trying to assess the damage. I had fallen on my left side with the knee and ribs taking most of the impact. My cheek bone hit the surface but I couldn't feel any blood. I stood up and tried a couple of tentative steps. Seemed OK. I pushed on with a bit of blood going down the left leg. I arrived back at Spray Lake Sports Centre at 7.50am and went straight to the medical tent. It's the first time I've gone to the med tent before a race. Sue joined me at the start line and at 8.00am we were off. The day got hotter and hotter but we ran a very respectable 2hr 38min 18sec.

It's now 8.34pm. Time to take some Advil.

New Llama Facts

Thanks to "Team Llama" at Ecole Sam Livingston School for the latest set of facts.

Fact 17: When Llama's spit it means 'Bug off!".

Quote of the Day

"I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome."

Golda Meir

Half way throught the Footstock Half Marathon X2. Note boo-boo on left knee.

104 First Light

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