Photos from the Lake Placid Marathon on June15, 2008, where I lolligagged through half in 1:34:00 in about 11th place and, seeing how far I was up front, worked my way all the way to 4th place overall with a 1:28:57 second half good for a 3:02:57.
A very fun yet entirely lowkey challenging but certainly doable course. But insert this at the end of a 2.4 mile swim and 112 mile bike, and it will suck. Badly.
Mile 2 – Settling into good conversation among my new Iron hooligan pals.
Mile 2 – Running with Eric (shirtless) through mile 7.
Mile 2 – Moving over to the side of the road for the second aid station.
Mile 16 – On the prowl, clawing my way from 12th place to as far as I could get.
Mile 22 – After clawing my way into 4th place, feeling surprisingly good but now running on edge.
Mile 22 – The heat on the day was growing, but with ample aid stations and a keen eye on my hydration and nutrition, I was only thinking about how far up the road the guy in 3rd place was. I was sure I would get him!
Olympic Oval – Streaming around a lap of the Olympic Oval with finish line in sight. Never nabbed 3rd place, but still, I was happy with how I felt and the performace. Solid run all around.
Finish – Hammering through the finish line chute, finishing at the same time as a half marathoner.
Finish – Done.
Finish – Official Chip Time: 3:02:57, 4th Place Overall.
For coming in 4th Place Overall, I was awarded a nice glass-looking trophy plus a Fuel Belt. The Ironmate, who’s in need of a hydration system, was pysched. So was I!