In February 2005 I walked the Austin Freescale Marathon. It took me nearly 8 hours. Here are my results:
|Place||Name||City||Over all||Chip Time||Total Time||Diff||Pace|
|349||Rhonda Bell||Austin TX||1857||7:35:48.7||7:41:46.0||5:57.3||17:24/M|
In my age group, I was next to last finishing, which, of course, should be expected. I was walking, not running. I trained with the Austin Fit walking group. And I also did the Houston 1/2 marathon in January of that same year.
Why am I telling you all this? Well, one of my friends from Seattle SnB knitting, Jenna, is training for a marathon right now. I think the Portland one that is coming up soon. That got me to thinking about the marathon and half marathon I did 3 years ago. Seattle Fit is starting their training program for the November 30th Seattle Marathon the first weekend of June. I think I'm going to sign up. And this time I'm going to run. 8 hours is just way too long to walk!
Anyone want to train/run with me?!?