Monday, May 01, 2006

Week 20 - Day 6: I DID IT!!!!

I completed the Country Music Marathon in 4:17:17!!!! I have been completely swamped with work since returning home Saturday afternoon, so I'll post all the details later. But to make a long story short - I felt GREAT up until about mile 21. I wasn't able to choke down any more of the Sports Beans at that point, and I started feeling pretty fatigued. But I kept moving and kept focused...I kept telling myself that I may not ever get an opportunity to do this again. And at Mile 25 I saw Holly, J.T. and Briar...Briar jumped in and ran the last mile with me - encouraging me the entire way...and I was able to finish strong. It was a great experience. Details and pictures to come...

6 comments:

Michele said...

Opportunity is knocking Dec 2nd!!!!
:-)
Congrats on a great race, you did awesome. Thanks for being such a great training partner and making all those long runs easier. You have really helped me push myself. I would have never even tried this if you hadn't made me!!!
Thanks for everything and congrats again.

E-Speed said...

congrats! Glad you did it!

The Running Diva said...

Congratulations on a great finish! It sure feels good to cross that finish line. I had the same experience as you - It felt great until mile 21. Those last six miles were pretty tough.

Holly said...

I sure am PROUD of you, Lana!!! You did GREAT and looked so strong!! You've done the ultimate! LOL. I hope to stay within 2 miles of you at Bell Buckle.

Hats off to you too, Michele. I saw you coming in for the last tenth, but couldn't get my camera on in time. GREAT job!

david said...

Congrats on a great race on a tough course!

DaisyDuc said...

Much congrats...such an accomplishment to be proud of!