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Goofy/Boston training results are in!!!

Last weekend, I completed my goal race, or race weekend, which was a 5k on Friday, half marathon on Saturday, and marathon on Sunday.  Well, I finished the marathon in 3:10:25, which qualified me for the Boston Marathon!  Somehow, everything went exactly right on race day, and I was able to squeak by with a whopping 35 seconds to spare.  If you'd like to read my whole race report, about the marathon or either of the other two races, you can check it out at www.jasontris.blogspot.com.

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Comment by Sue Moote on January 23, 2011 at 11:06pm
Way to go Jason--I've been following your training blogs and am glad that you met your goal!
Comment by Jeff Nickerson on January 18, 2011 at 9:56pm
Nice work Jason!!
Comment by Jason on January 18, 2011 at 7:57pm
Thanks for the comment Chris!  I had my Garmin set up so I would push the lap button at every mile marker, rather than it telling me when I hit a mile, so I would be able to see my "course" mile time later.  When I looked at the breakdown, each mile was about 1.01 miles, which doesn't seem like much, but adds up to an extra quarter mile!  I absolutely agree that it has to do with cutting corners.  I figure it's pretty common to run a little farther than the actual course.  I just would have been quite upset if I missed the Boston cutoff time, and later realized that I had ran too far!  Luckily, that wasn't the case.  Thanks again for the comment!
Comment by Christine on January 17, 2011 at 10:42pm

Great job on the goofy challenge.  I can so relate to the garmin "issues"!  I lost a whole bike course at a race I was planning on posting on map my ride, as there were yet to be accurate maps, in the same token, I lost my splits for the 56 miles!  Always amazing how you find that last bit of energy when it comes down to the line-I had PR'd my marathon time at IMC by a few seconds... I never sprinted so fast down a finish chute!

 

Cut off some distance on those corners!  I actually did some tracking with the garmin around a track to see how much each lane was off-because they aren't all that much bigger, the extra distance adds up fast, so I believe you did run more than the 26.2.  We have some running courses around here where it is almost impossible to get what they map out for distance.  Good luck with Boston!



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