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New PR at the 2008 Twin Cities Marathon

Posted Sunday, October 5th, 2008 06:44 pm GMT -5 in Running

My trend of getting faster as I get older continues. I set a new half-marathon PR in June and today I broke my marathon PR by almost 30 minutes – 4:13.19.

The weather at the 27th Annual Twin Cities Marathon wasn’t ideal – heavy rain, wind and temps in the 50s. I actually didn’t mind it that much at first, but as the rain got heavier, it caused bleeding in spots that I’ve never bled from before. Pretty embarrassing when you are wearing a white shirt…

The rest of me feels pretty good after an afternoon of rest. Thanks to everyone who came out to cheer me on in the rain: Alan Page (and his tuba), Mark Nistler, Colleen and the kids (in four different spots), Jean Kane and the Pozarskis and my parents (who brought beef jerky from Greg’s Meats that pulled me through the last two miles).

Thanks also to my training partner Gina, who helped keep me on track over the summer. I guess running almost 400 miles before a marathon really does lead to faster times…

Next up is the Monster Half on Saturday, October 25 in Minneapolis, followed by the 2009 Walt Disney World Marathon on January 11 in Orlando. I’m also thinking about the Madison Marathon (5/24/09) and using my automatic entry into the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon (6/20/09) in Duluth.

Originally published by DK on October 5, 2008 at 6:44 pm

4 Responses to “New PR at the 2008 Twin Cities Marathon”

  1. Duke Says:

    You go bouyie…
    I did one marathon, The Charlotte Observer Marathon, in Charlotte uhhh, shortly after you were born, probably. That was enough for me. I came here in October 1982, which I think was the first or second year of the Twin Cities Marathon. I cheered fellow Sperry Univac runners. If only I had known you were running, I would have been there with my cameras and great photos would surely follow. Congrats, DK.

  2. Mike C Says:

    Congratulations DK! I spent some time road side right by the Franklin St. Bridge cheering everyone on, but did not know to look for you. Shucks, it would have been cool to have seen you. Great accomplishment.

  3. Doug Says:

    Congratulations DK! It is always fun to see a new PR for someone, and thirty minutes off your best time in those conditions it tremendous. I have run two marathons, Grandmas in the late 80’s and Twin Cities in the early 90’s. I know of the pain and the euphoria. Keep on truckin!

  4. Run in Minnesota » 2008 Twin Cities Marathon Says:

    […] Marathon was much cooler than last year, but was also accompanied by way too much rain. I managed a new PR and couldn’t believe how many people still came out to cheer in the unpleasant […]

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