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this past weekend was the most amazing weekend ever. it started with my brother (who lives in nyc) surprising me by flying in my sister from cali to join him in cheering me on. i was so happy to see both of them!!<br><br>
on race day, i felt calm and ready to go. the crowd support was awesome as i soaked it all in. NYC is officially the most inspiring, most friggin' awesome marathon on the face of this planet and i truly believe every runner should experience it at least once. i was surprised by how emotional i was throughout the entire race. i felt so thankful for the privilege to run this race, thankful for my health and being able to run marathons, thankful for the numerous loving, nurturing, and supportive people in my life. after i crossed the finish line, i burst into tears.. i couldn't really figure out why i was crying.. but i do remember thinking briefly that ryan shay would never cross a finish line again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/sad10.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sad10"><br><br>
this was my fifth marathon and i was hoping to run between 4:10 and 4:20 and i ended up running a pretty consistent race despite the treacherous hills and bridges. two low points come to mind 1.) the queensboro bridge 2.)the 1/2 mile hill at mile 23. i think at both points, i vowed never to run again. here are my splits..<br><br>
5 Kilometers 0:30:1, 9:44/mile<br>
10 Kilometers 1:00:00, 9:39/mile<br>
15 Kilometers 1:30:38, 9:43/mile<br>
20 Kilometers 2:01:05, 9:44/mile<br>
Half-Marathon 2:07:36, 9:44.mile<br>
25 Kilometers 2:31:52, 9:46/mile<br>
30 Kilometers 3:01:48, 9:45/mile<br>
35 Kilometers 3:31:18, 9:42/mile<br>
40 Kilometers 4:02:05, 9:44/mile<br><br>
i finished in 4:15:48 which is a 22 min PR for me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/hello2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hello1"> it has been a great running year for me and i'm just so thankful to be alive, well, and healthy enough to run!!! thanks for reading <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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What a great PR, and a great place to capture it! You ran really well, too, nice and even throughout.<br><br>
I love the attitude in your report. Congratulations on capping off a successful year.
 

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Missy,<br><br>
That is an excellent race and I'm so glad that you have such a great outlook on your running and your life. You have accomplished a lot and all runners can learn from your perspective.<br><br>
you pal,<br><br>
oache
 

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Missy - that is awesome that you ran so well (I only hope my next marathon has consistent splits like that), had family in attendance, and at such a memorable venue. Congrats - sounds like this one will be one for the long term memory banks.
 

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Great job Missy!!! I agree, this race is one everyone must experience for themself. It's AWESOME!<br><br>
Soak in that big PR and recover well. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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Outstanding - solid as a rock throughout, even the tough parts that chewed up other folks (myself included). And a 22 minute PR on that course? Top notch! Where was your previous PR set?
 

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Congrats on the PR! And that was awesome of your brother! Must've made the day 100x awesomer! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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i ran a 4:37 last oct in chicago.<br><br>
how much faster do you (and anyone else!) think that i could have ran if on a flatter course? as in, do you think a 4 hr marathon is in my near future? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.kickrunners.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Very Happy">
 

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Let's see - you ran 4:15 at NYC, rock steady splits. I ran 3:03 while targeting a 2:45 - so I will say YES. In fact, let's go ahead and officially declare that due to the difficulty of the course we should be credited with 18 minutes, so you ran a 3:57 and I ran my 2:45.<br><br>
Woohoo!!! Hooray for us!!
 

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The course profile isn't as big a factor as the fitness level and the gained experience from longer periods of marathon training.<br><br>
I think you could break 4 with the right training. You certainly have the knack for pacing which is a huge plus.
 
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