Marathon Training Milestones

Hardest thing I have done Yet!

Well I made it. I have been training all fall for my first full marathon and the training paid off. I did the St. Jude Marathon on Saturday in Memphis. The start temperature was around 30 degrees, but I soon warmed up. I had set a goal of 3:40 which would have been a 8:23 mile pace. I was really nervous as to if I could hit this, but I actually exceeded my goal. I came in 39 out of 110 in my age group and 245 out of like 1700 full marathoners with a time of 3:34:27 (like 8:09 miles). It was definitely my hardest task yet, and 3 days later I’m still sore. I am already planning another full for the spring and a 1/2 IM during the summer. The last 4 miles were hell!