Sunday, December 10, 2006

4:08 and change

I'd like to tell you that the competitor in me is upset with this, given how hard I trained and how bad I wanted sub 4. But I'm not. On this course, on this day, and with the exception of one mental lapse on mile 24/25 which I'll explain later, this was all I had. I made some mistakes out there, and the 19 mph winds were brutal once we made the turn out of town and into the desert, but regardless, I don't think 4:00 hours was gonna happen today. I am glad I chose to run this marathon, but don't get me wrong - I am happy to be done! I have practiced much restraint in Vegas so far - so sub 4 or no sub 4 - it's time to celebrate, baby!!! I'm gonna be walking like a pirate with 2 peg legs, and I think the little black dress and high heels I brought may have to stay in the closet tonight - but we're out and off to have some fun!!! Race report to come soon!

31 comments:

Flatman said...

Congrats on a well run race. Have fun out there. Can't wait to hear the full report and see the pictures!

Phil said...

Congratulations Lana. Sounds like is was rough out there today. Great to hear that you gave it your all. Can't wait for the race report.

Michele said...

Enjoy Vegas! Sorry to hear it was so rough out there. Look forward to the full race report.

ready to start thinking about Gulf Coast??

Call me when you get homE, I want details!!!

TriSaraTops said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I have been going nuts all day...the $%@*!ing website was down! Arg! I was thinking about ya though--hope you enjoy yourself now and go out on the town! Can't wait for the RR.

Bob Gentile said...

LANA WROTE: sub 4 or no sub 4 - it's time to celebrate, baby!!!

I'm gonna be walking like a pirate with 2 peg legs, and I think the little black dress and high heels I brought may have to stay in the closet tonight

- but we're out and off to have some fun!!!
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HEY PIRATE --- WOOOOOO HOOOOO !! momma says u will get DAYS like these, BUT way to KEEP your TUDE!!!!!

Have fun 2nite Mrs. PEG LEGS :-) and CONGRATS on a great Race against the challenges.

I read last week from someone I forget who I BEEN EYE Bloggin ALL over, but that person said "There are SOOO Many factors that can come up in any Marathon" and looks like you RAN (no pun intended)INTO a few.

Not REALLY SURE peeps if LANA can Provide the "FULL race Report" because from what I hear, "WHAT Happens In VEGAS STAYS IN VEGAS"!!---LOLOLOLOL

Bob

Danny said...

what a great attitude. congratulations!!!!

i was once planning on running the half marathon there, sounds like it was tough. looking forward to the race report.

(and the celebration report!)

Kate said...

Woohoo! Good work leaving it all on the course. Hope you had an awesome night out, peg legs or no peg legs!

LeahC said...

nice job to leave it all out there and go for it. you'll get it next time. have fun vegasing it up!

Cliff said...

walking like a pirate with 2 peg legs

Hiliarious...are u gonna get a parrot, matey?

Congrats on your time..8 min is a small number compare ot 4 hr...i am sure u will do sub 4 :-)

rice said...

Arrrg tears natin ta shiver ta timbers at 4-8. Tis still a harty time.. Goods to see ya walking likes ya should be tooo..

Cheers..

Rice.

PS. Thanks so much for stoping by the other day, arrr..

E-Speed said...

I am glad you are happy with the result and hope you are having a blast in Vegas!

Papa Louie said...

Congratulations on all your hard efforts to run a sub-4 hour marathon. Whether or not you made the time is not as important as the effort put forth. Besides it looks like the gains come in 5 to 10 minutes for a PR. So if you run another marathon you'll have a realistic goal to shoot for. Enjoy your rest.

Pixie said...

Congratulations on an awesome race!!! WOO HOO!

Curly Su said...

great job. sub 4 next time, definitely!

jkrunning--Just Keep Running said...

I wouldn't shake a stick at that time. You did great. Now have some fun!!

Ellie said...

Sub-4 or no sub-4.... I'd give a lot for the time that you did! Wow. You gave it everything. Celebrate! Congratulations!

DawnB said...

Nice job Lana congratulations!! and you deserve a great celebration have fun for all of us!!!

runliarun said...

"this was all I had"

What we have is all that anybody can ask of us, and it is enough.

RunBubbaRun said...

Great job on the race, nice hardware too. Giving it all you have, great time. Have some fun and enjoy the rest of you trip.

Rae said...

Maybe you should hang out at Treasure Island with your peg legs! (Or TI as they call it now!)

Excellent job out there!! I heard it was a tough race from some others, and that the clocks were screwed up around 24/25!!

I can't wait to hear the full RR! Have FUN!

trifrog said...

8min is only a 3% difference from your goal. No prior marathon experience, no familiarity with the course, and the winds; statistically, you did what you set out to do. I know marathoners who after years and years of doing them still don't get it all just right with pacing and goal times.

Congratulations on your accomplishment; hope you had a lot of fun afterwards!?

qcmier said...

Congratulations on your marathon finish. You gave it all you had. Awesome Job!!!

Billy Milton said...

Well done Lana, I'm a Scotsman training for his second marathon in Stockholm in 2007 and I've found your blogs to be very helpful in my own training. In particular your dedication and single mindedness is a lesson for me. Not breaking 4 hours in these conditions is no disgrace. If you'd like a read at my blog then go to http://marathontrainingandnutrition.blogspot.com/

Lance Notstrong said...

As long as you know you gave it everything, you met your goal Lana. Congrats!!! :-)

tri-mama said...

4:08 and change is a tough, tough time, especially given the wind. Way to go! Enjoy yourself with the hubby-the race report can wait.

Triteacher said...

Yay! Glad to hear you're done, happy, and celebrating. Congratulations!

robison52 said...

Howdy! I also ran the LV Marathon, in fact I've ran the last SIX Las Vegas Marathons (probably because I LIVE in Las Vegas)and the weather has always been windy and/or cold. By the way, at 8:00 a.m. during the marathon McCarren Airport (2 miles away from Strip) reported 31 MPH WINDS, not 19 mph winds!!! Someday, just someday, the weather will be perfect. Looking forward to your report...my report is at about.com in the running/jogging forum. By the way I did 3:45:27 and shocked myself with a BQ. Bruce Robison

Backofpack said...

Wow! Great job! 4:08 is a dream time...

Joe said...

That's a beautiful metal. You should be proud of that one.

Bob Gentile said...

LANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA where are YOU still in Vegaaaaas? Come back Mrs. Peg Legs and POST your race report please or you will get Detention and we will make you RUN ...hmmm that may not be punishment... we will make you NOT run --lol

ok I will check back in later !

Hope all is well

Bob

Joe said...

Tag, you're it.