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Boston Marathon Results May 1, 2010

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I got an exciting postcard in the mail today:
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It had each of my 5K splits:
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And some other depressing stats that I’m choosing to ignore:
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Really? There were only 125 people behind me out of the entire field of 22,645? Oh well. Who cares.
I ran the BOSTON MARATHON!

 

2010 Boston Marathon: Splits April 24, 2010

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I totally forgot to blog about my FAVORITE part of running! The Splits! I think it’s so fun to analyze data!

But first, a little background info on Monday’s race:

  • The temperature was 47* at the start and 60* at the finish! Absolutely perfect. A lot of people PR’d this year. It was awesome.
  • The Boston Marathon goes through 8 different towns
  • This year, the Boston Marathon had the most women they’ve ever had.
  • The average age of runners was 41.5 (that gives me hope for the future!)
  • The winner, Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, broke the course record for the fastest finish ever!

And now my stats!

Mile 1:    11:17
Mile 2:   10:47
Mile 3:   11:38
Mile 4:   11:56
Mile 5:   12:12
Mile 6:   11:42
Mile 7:   11:52
Mile 8:   12:13
Mile 9:   12:59  
Mile 10:  13:32
Mile 11:  12:44 
Mile 12:  13:23
Mile 13:  14:03 (Started to slow down a bit)
Mile 14:  12:28
Mile 15:  14:07
Mile 16:  13:16
Mile 17:  14:18 (The first newton hill)
Mile 18:  14:54
Mile 19:  13:48
Mile 20:  14:44 (Heartbreak Hill!)
Mile 21:  16:38 (Saw my family and chatted for a few seconds!)
Mile 22:  15:32
Mile 23:  14:18
Mil 24:  15:41
Mile 25: 15:01
Mile 26:  13:19 (Speedwalking!!)

Finish: 5:57:17 
Average Pace: 13:13   (BAA said my average pace was 13:38)
Calories Burned: 2300

Total Race Distance: 26.9

(plus the time to walk to the Boston Common in the morning, and walking to the start line, and walking to dinner…. I think I did close to 32 miles total on Monday!!) 

 

2010 Boston Marathon: Photos and Video

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Here are some of my official photos from the race:

***Edited to add that I only picked this song because it was called “Miles to go”… sorry it’s not exactly “clean”… whoops!***

My sister took this video of me running to the finish line. This was the last .2 of the race!

 

2010 Boston Marathon: Post Race

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Right after I crossed the finish line, I met up with my friend Amy! She used to live in LA and moved back to Boston. She was volunteering at the Finish Line! Thank you Amy! She helped me get all my food and my medal at the end!

Then I headed back to the Copley Marriott to meet up with my friends and family! Dana-Farber had massages ready for us. It was divine. I think I almost fell asleep. It was the first time I had sat down in over 7 hours!

Then I found everyone waiting for me!
 
Peter finished too! Congrats, Peter!

I have some dedicated fans. haha


Thanks Chely for coming all the way out from LA to see us!
 

The medal was totally worth it!
 
Billy came out to see me too!!! Hi Billy!

I was starving by this point, and everyone else was too! They had been cheering for hours and hours! We jumped on the T and headed to dinner!

I had the best burger of my life for diner. 🙂 A sweet reward. 
I didn’t want to take my medal off all night! 
Hi Papa!

Thanks for skipping school to come to my race, Laurie!

Gizmo wasn’t impressed though.

Then I left on Tuesday. 😦 It was a short trip, but an exciting one for sure!



And one more of gizzy. 🙂

At the airport, we met up with our friend, Tyler! He finished in under 3 hours. Pretty amazing!~

Tyler, Chely, Irving and I were all on the same flight back to LA! On Virgin, you can “chat” with other passengers! Comedy ensued:
I showered, don’t worry. lol 
But did you see that? The flight time was 5:57! Same as my marathon time! Pretty cool huh? HAHA

I made sure to bring back treats from Boston for my co-workers! YUM!

The next day, I forced myself to take an “ice bath”.
I took all the ice I had from my freezer…

And poured it into my tub with cold water…

Yep. It was as cold as it looks. lol

But it did the trick. I totally feel good as new now!!

 

The 2010 Boston Marathon: Pre Race April 23, 2010

So you might want to grab a cup of water and grab a comfy chair before you read this post. It’s sure to be pretty long. 

So backing up to the very beginning…
On Friday night, we took a red eye flight (on Virgin!) to Boston. At the airport, we saw an Emerson friend that we knew! While we waited to board, I played the “who else on my flight is running Boston” game. haha
 
Once we landed, we went directly to Dunkin’ Donuts! I avoided caffeine a few days before, but that didn’t stop me from getting a munchkin’!
 
My parents picked us up at the airport and we went directly to the Boston Marathon Expo at the convention center. Our flight arrived at 6am and the expo didn’t open til 9am. But it was fun to hang out and chat and relax before the craziness began.


Then they opened the doors and all the volunteers clapped as we walked in. 



And I got my very own Boston Marathon bib!



My dad bought me this Boston Visor!

 As someone on twitter said earlier, “I trick or treated at the expo”. haha There were so many goodies! Some highlights: Cape Cod Chips, Organic Granola Bars and Coconut Larabars! Mmmm I think my parents had fun walking around too. There was so much to look at.

Then we headed over to the Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge packet pickup. They had a really cute check-in. Everything was so organized and everyone was really nice!
 
When I got to my house, the rest of my family was excited to see Irving and I! 

Look who was first in line to greet us! I miss Mr. Gizzy!
 
We had a fun dinner Saturday night too!

After dinner, I tried on some of my new marathon gear and posed for my grandparents!
Thank you, Irving, for my jacket! I LOVE it! 
And the shirt I have on was the free technical shirt that all entrants got. Pretty sweet, huh?
 
My sisters and aunt got busy making signs to hold during the race.
  

But the first order of business was to figure out how to draw a “runner girl”. haha

And then things got a little crazy when trying to draw giraffes…. does this look like a giraffe to you? HAHAHA 

 Then I started to get my stuff together for race morning. I think it’s so awesome we got to keep our timing chips this year. Usually you have to give them back at the end. It’s a nice memento to have!

I attached it to my shoe right away.

I also pinned my bib onto my shirt! It looks good, yes?

My dad made me a sign too! Thanks, Dad!

 
That night, I slept for a glorious 12 hours. It felt SO good to be rested.
Sunday, Irving, my sisters and I headed into Boston for a Marathon-themed day! 

We headed directly to the Finish Line to take some pictures. 


It was a little rainy out, but I’d much rather see it rain Sunday instead of Marathon Monday!!

Next time I see this, I’ll be a Boston Marathon Finisher!

Then we found this awesome backdrop and had a photo session. 🙂


And with my sisters!!

Oh, and a shot of my AMAZING Jacket!! It’s official!
 
Then my friends met us down there! They came all the way out in the rain to say hi and wish me luck. They’re amazing. Thanks guys, you have no idea how awesome it was to see you guys!!!
 


And then, in a panic, I realized that my fuel belt wasn’t going to work, so we headed over to City Sports to buy a new one. (I know, I know, nothing new on race day! But this was an emergency!)

After a fun afternoon, we headed over to the Copley Marriott for the DFMC Pasta Party!!!!
 
I got so energized by all the DFMC stuff everywhere. There was a lot of excitement in the air! Peter and I found our names on the “Living Proof” board. We’re both survivors running for Dana-Farber!

haha, Ta-da!
 
So excited I got to share this with my sisters and Irving!
 
The room was huge!! It looked so good!

The centerpieces were cute too!
 
We ate LOTS of pasta! It was pretty good, actually. During the meal, they had a slideshow going. We caught two of our pictures!



The speakers were great. Uta Pippig was there! She has won a lot of marathons, but is best known for being the first woman to win the Boston Marathon three consecutive times (1994–1996). She was so inspiring!

And our DFMC Coach, Jack Fultz, spoke too. He won the 1976 Boston Marathon.
 
He had a lot of great tips to share. I think the funniest was when he told us that during the whole race, people would be screaming “Go Dana-Fah-bah!”. 🙂

And our very own DFMC Teammate, Valerie Bertinelli was there too! She was adorable. I’m so proud that she chose to be on our team. Thanks, Valerie!

 
She was even nice enough to take a picture with me!!
 
What a great night!
See you in Hopkinton!
 

 

I am a Boston Marathon Finisher! April 21, 2010

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I have a huge post coming full of pictures and details, but I’m so exhausted from traveling. I hope to have it up in a couple of days.

But I did it! My goal was to finish in under 6 hours, because that’s the unofficial cutoff the Boston Athletic Association has. And I finished in 5:57:17! That is definitely a PR for me by 31 minutes!!! Wow! I PR’d in Boston! Nice!

It was an amazing race, full of family, friends and wonderful teammates. Thank you so much to everyone who made this one of the best weekends of my life!
 
If anyone else has pictures of me from the weekend, post them on facebook or email them to me so I can post them here. 🙂

I’m off to take an ice bath **shiver** see you in a few days!

 

Boston Marathon Day!!! April 19, 2010

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I scheduled this post to go live at 10am Monday morning. If you’re reading this, I’m getting ready to head to the start line of the Boston Marathon!!

I’m probably nervous and excited right now! I promise a giant recap post this week, but in the meantime, enjoy this cute little video I made!

 

 
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