Weekend Update: Charleston Marathon

What a great weekend at the Charleston Marathon.  The weather was NOT ideal: freezing cold temps and blustering winds made for tough conditions but the crew prevailed.  Even with the majority of the course going into the wind we had some great results:

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Pearce, Jason, and Hank trying to stay warm before the race.

 

In the full marathon: Pearce continued to impress by with a time of 3:53. This was a PR and his first sub-4 hour result so I am thrilled for him.  We’ll be taking a few weeks of transition before we go full steam ahead for IRONMAN 70.3 Haines City and then IRONMAN Brasil.

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Dan after his first marathon

Dan did awesome as well, finishing his first marathon in 5:03- much faster than he expected- and I am very proud of him.  He, too, has IRONMAN 70.3 Haines City in April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the half marathon: We saw PRs for Ed at 1:39 and Laura at 1:50.  Ed is going to take this momentum and prepare for crushing TryCharleston.  Laura is working on planning a wedding for now but will gear up again for Escape the Cape in June.

It's Hank!

It’s Hank!

Hank made me so proud for completing his first half (outside of a triathlon) with a time of 2:40.  Hank is a great guy with a great story, and you can follow his training (next up IRONMAN 70.3 Haines City) on his blog The Business of Losing Weight or his blog on Huffington Post. Yep, he’s legit.

Neither Joelle nor Chris PRed, but they both put out some respectable sub-2 hour times and had fun.  I may have even convinced Chris to quasi-un-retire from running! But maybe not…

Joelle, after her half, running in our friend Krystal during the full marathon.

Joelle, after her half, running in our friend Krystal during the full marathon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, a shout out to Jason, who decided to use this as a Miami Marathon taper training run and run with ME.  Since I was involved in a cycling mileage “contest” over the holidays and then wound up with a broken arm, my running training obviously took a BIG hit.  I was really just wanting to complete it and Jason graciously obliged to keep me company.  And I must say his strategy of using all my coaching techniques and motivational sayings back at me was quite effective. 😉

We didn't break any records, but we had fun!

We didn’t break any records, but we had fun!

 

 

 

 

 

Next weekend is a bit more quiet, although we do have Rob heading up to Charlotte to race the big boys in Winter Short Track.  The season is fast approaching, however, so stay tuned!

 

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