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Sunday, May 30, 2010

I did it ..... MADISON MARATHON ... beat the heat!

Hey ya'll .... I just wanted to drop you a quick like before I clean up from the race today. It's super sunny ant temp is 87 degrees.

I was hoping to run 4:20-4:30. I ran just behind the 4:10 pace group for about 15 miles and then hit an early wall. The heat got to me and I walked about 10-12 times during the second half of the race. I am happy I had a good cushion.

Marathon officials stopped the clock at 4:00, but didnt' close the course. The results will be "unofficial". They MADE you walk through the water stations after I hit mile 22 and almost everyone was walking anyway.

I eventually made it to the finish line in just over 4:27 with a huge smile on my face. My previous marathon time from Chicago 2008 was 4:37. I can't believe I did it, despite the conditions!

Full race report and tons of awesome photos will be posted very soon. Thanks for following my journey!!

43 comments:

  1. You finished - that's all that matters. The last time I ran Madison, they called off the race because it was so hot.

    Double Congratulations - you deserve it!

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  2. Great job ~ maybe they need to have the marathon earlier in May? Or start it earlier in the morning?

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  3. What a monster accomplishment...one to be proud of. Congratulations!

    I guess that is why people shoot for PRs...there is always a next time to do even better under better weather conditions.

    You know you had it in you all along.

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  4. Congratulations! What a great accomplishment! making it through a really hot marathon AND setting a PR! Woohoo!!! I hope you get to relax the rest of the weekend and celebrate!

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  5. Congrats on not only finishing but getting your PR! Never heard of a clock being stopped at 4 hours before- it must be hot!!1

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  6. so proud of you Jamie, after doing my first half today I don't think I could ever do a full. Kudos to you Jamie, what an accomplishement!!! YAH!

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  7. Congratulations on a fabulous new PR! Sounds like the weather was a bit rough today. Hope you're feeling so proud and good after your second full marathon. Can't wait to read the full race report. Enjoy the rest of the day and weekend - you deserve it!

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  8. Congrats!!!! Such a great time and such tough conditions...you rock!!

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  9. Sweet job lady!!! Wow! A PR under such conditions is amazing!!

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  10. Awesome job. Look forward to the race report...but fantastic effort in finishing and looks like in a good time too :-)

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  11. Congrats!!!! Can't wait to see the pics. Go have a Diet Mt. Dew and celebrate!!!!!

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  12. CONGRATULATIONS - it was brutal out there. After this accomplishment DO NOT EVER doubt yourself - you can do ANYTHING !!!!!!!!! Absolutely anything you set your mind to.

    Way to go!!!!!

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  13. GREAT JOB!! Can't wait to see the pictures and read your report! Hard work pays off doesn't it??

    WTG!

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  14. Running in the heat is so tough! Way to tough it out and finish with a great time!!! Congrats!

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  15. To be honest I wouldn't even consider running in the heat!! Congrats big time =))

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  16. Huge congratulations! The heat makes racing long distances such a challenge! Be proud!

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  17. Well done! Oh, I hate humidity. Congrats on a great finish!

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  18. Congratulations!!! Great time and in yucky weather to boot!

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  19. Holy cow! Congrats to you for making it through such a hot, hot day for a marathon. I cannot even imagine!

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  20. Awesome job! Relax and enjoy the rest of the long weekend -- you deserve it, girl!

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  21. Amazing race! Great job!

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  22. Congratulations - great job running in that kind of heat!!!

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  23. Congratulations!! You did great.

    My dad (who lives not too far outside of Madison) mentioned it was hotter there today than here in VA. Great job surviving a marathon in that heat!

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  24. WHAT? They stopped the clock at 4:00??? What kind of eilte CRAP is that?? 6:00 maybe but 4:00?? I am VERY VERY confused.

    Congrats!

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  25. Great job Jamie!! I do not like the heat either!!

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  26. Congrats for PRing despite the odds!

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  27. What? They stop the click at 4 hours? That is insane! Way to push through crazy heat to PR!!! Congratulations on running a great race!

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  28. Great job on your PR! Congrats!

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  29. Wow, amazing job! Despite the heat you did fantastic! Congratulations

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  30. That’s great going in the heat! Well done! I battle in the heat and getting in below 04:30 is super!

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  31. Way to go! Congratulations on your well-deserved PR! I just can't believe that they stopped the clock at four hours - was that because of the heat or is it always that way?

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  32. Nice job Jamie! I seen on the news that the race was stopped and was wondering what happened to you.
    Glad to hear you completed and survived the heat. Take today to rest and cool off!

    Congrats on the great time!

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  33. CONGRATS!!!! Can't wait to hear about it

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