So after over a year of waiting, I was able to finally get my 2011 Chicago Marathon times from my Garmin watch. All it took was me getting the brilliant idea of e-mailing Garmin the actual file and asking them to fix the file. Last year I just simply asked a question as to why the file wasn’t uploading correctly but never actually gave them the file.
Here were my individual mile splits:
I can now definitely see why I hit the wall after Mile 16. I ran miles 7-11 way too fast, especially Mile 11. I also exerted a lot of energy at the beginning since I started in the Open Corral and was stuck with the 10:00/mile pace group. It’s really interesting to see actual individual mile times and I remember at Mile 21, right around Chinatown I was just drained. Miles 21-25 overall were not pleasant, I remember those being quite painful and exhausting. I’m surprised that I had any energy left at the end to finish the last half mile at an 8:00/mile.
This year I’m running for Team World Vision in the NY Marathon as I believe World Vision is an amazing organization that helps provide hope for thousands of Children in Africa.
My goal is to raise a little over $1,000 for World Vision. As I’ve already raised $500 for the Chicago Marathon, I’d like to try to raise a little over $500 for the New York Marathon. I am so very excited to be running for Team World Vision as I know all the money raised will be changing lives forever in Africa. If you’d like to donate, you can visit my personal page on the Team World Vision website.
10/10/10, 10/9/11, 10/7/12 – all done!
What a great race! I love this Marathon! Today’s weather was the best in the past 3 years (~35 F at the start, finished around ~52 F). However, I think a lot of my friends were not ready for it as most of us by halfway had some muscle tightness given that it was such a warm summer and no one was expecting this kind of cold weather. It was actually cold throughout most of the race and I’m glad I wore a long-sleeve plus a t-shirt.
I went to a World Vision dinner the other night and was totally inspired and I’m going to see if I can raise a few hundred dollars for the NY Marathon I’m running in November. For those that don’t know, World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization that helps children & families in need. So definitely consider Sponsoring a Child to make a permanent difference in their life!