Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Olympic trials marathon - 25 years ago today

04-11-92: The Olympic Trials marathon had been my goal race and I put in a lot of hard training leading up to it (30 mile runs and up to 140 miles per week).  My hope was a PR but the day dawned sunny, windy, and warm (upper 70’s during the race).  At the mile I knew that aiming for a PR might not be so smart so I found a pace I thought I could maintain and proceeded to move through the pack in the second half of the race.  I was seeded 89th (of 110 qualifiers) and with 10k to go thought I had an outside shot at the top 20 and some $$$$.  I ended up finishing 20th in 2:21:18 taking home $1,500 for the effort. 

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