Monday, August 20, 2007

I Did It!!

Yep, that's right I successfully completed the Pike's Peak Marathon! I took 3rd for my age-group! I had one crash on the way down but I took Matt Carpenter's advice and got right up and ran really fast on the drenaline before the pain set in.
I was surprised the whole time that my head didn't hurt any worse than it had in the last two weeks and probably even felt better (or maybe I just had too many other things to worry about) Well, I made it to the top in 3:50 which was 5 minutes ahead of my goal time and I finished in 6:05. I wanted to break 6 hours but considering that I didn't even know if I was going to be able to do it a week ago I was very pleased. I ended up 24th overall. Here are some pics of the day.

This is me climbing right near the top...

And now we get to run down! Feels so much better!

This is my third-place award.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Great job, Debby! I'm super-impressed. You're amazing!!!

Jamie C.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!! You look great, and all of us here in ABQ are proud of you!


samandmegan said...

you rock girl! but be careful of the second impact syndrome, it's real and real scary.

Donald said...

Hi - I meant to reply to your comment much earlier, but ...

Congratulations on such a great race at Pikes Peak! Your time is really outstanding, and winning an age group award among that crowd of tough mountain runners is very impressive. You're far more successful than I've ever been there.

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