Monday, November 3, 2008

Rocking The Marathon, New York Style
Part I – Race Statistics

I thought for this one time we can switch things up and post the statistics before the race report.

Final Statistics from 2008 New York City Marathon
Official Time - 3:02:30; Pace – 6:57 min/mile
Grade – A+; PR by 5:58!
Overall Place – 1105/37899 (2.9%)
Gender Place – 1030/25072 (4.1%)
Age Place – 436/11989 (3.6%)

Thanks to all who spectated, cheered, stalked, tracked, volunteered, and otherwise supported me through this amazing journey. If only I could give you all a virtual hug for all the encouragement; it really got me to the finish line faster than I ever imagined. Since I can’t, I’ll pay back everyone by writing the best race report I can.

Stay tuned, and thanks again.

34 comments:

bill carter said...

Congratulations!!

I looked at your stats and it looks like you ran a great, smart race. When it gets down to it, 26.2 miles is just such a long way to go. And you did it in style.

So what is next? Do I get to meet you at Boston '09?

Congrats again and best of luck with your well deserved recovery.

Melanie said...

Congrats! that's an amazing time!

audgepodge said...

I called A+ - what do I win? :) Congrats on scoring a new PR at lightning speed!

D10 said...

Well done. Can't wait to read all about it.

Brooke said...

Congrats! Amazing...I cannot fathom a pace of under 7 minutes for 26.2 miles. Cannot wait to see you break 3 hours. You are an inspiration!!

sRod said...

WWWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAA HHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations a thousand times over!

Now, a more important question: are you feeling OK?

Julianne said...

PR by almost 6 minute!!?!?!? Wow, that is phenomenal! I heard the wait to starting line was craaazy! But it doesn't sound like that affected you at all. Congrats!!!

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Irish Cream said...

You are my hero, Lam . . . I'm so glad you kicked butt and had such an incredibly rockin' race! I can't wait to read all about it! Congrats, congrats, congrats! :)

sara said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! a 6 minute PR when you're already running a sub-3:10 marathon is HUGE!

Nitmos said...

Holy crap! An unbelievable time! Great job. Look forward to the exciting report.

J said...

Great Job and Congratulations!! Can't wait to read the race report! I knew you could do it!!

Jamie said...

Congrats! What an amazing time and incredible PR!!! Can't wait to read about your experience.

*aron* said...

you are so freaking awesome :) CONGRATS again... cant wait for the recap!!!

Andrew is getting fit said...

Well done Lam! I am in awe of your results.

The Happy Runner said...

I knew you would get the A+! You rock! That is fantastic -- especially with the wind. The announcers kept talking about how windy it was.

Congratulations!!!

M*J*C said...

You were a TOTAL FREAKING ROCK STAR!!!!! I was flipping out as I "stalked" you!!!! Can't wait for the full report, you must be so proud! Great job!!!!

cowboy hazel said...

That's an awesome time -- congrats! I can only hope I do as well whenever I finally get to run NYC. Enjoy your recovery and good luck in Boston!

Lacey Nicole said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!

Pilar said...

Congratulations!
I started reading your blog when I was training for the Breast Cancer 3-day San Francisco. Today, I start training for a future half marathon. You truly inspire me. Thanks!

joyRuN said...

Congrats on a fabulous time!!!

Private said...

*Virtual High Five*

runner26 said...

I'll say it again: Congratulations!! An awesome time!! You earned every bit of it!

Xenia said...

WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOO! Way to go, Lam! Fantastic job! You should be so proud of yourself.

Run For Life said...

Yay Lam!!! I bet the race was INCREDIBLE!!! You should be very happy, congratulations on smoking your PR. :)

nyflygirl said...

hells yeah you sure did rock the marathon!! hope you're still celebrating now...congrats again!!

now go out and get that sub-3!! i'll let you have some recovery time from this one first :-P

P.O.M. said...

That is INCREDIBLE!!!!!

Trakmaniak said...

Congrats dude...amazing time, thought you had it in the bag...

Heather said...

Yay! Can't wait to read the report. Congratulations on a great training program and a great race. Very inspiring indeed.

JohnnyGo said...

Rock on, Laminator!

Miss A said...

Hello! I recently came across your blog because I am currently training to run my first marathon (Philadelphia) and reading about your experiences has been such an inspiration! Congrats on your amazing time on Sunday!
I'm also commenting because I have a question for you. I read an article today about the dangers of running marathons that has left me feeling very uneasy. Here is the link: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27460551/
I am curious to hear your opinion on what they are saying, especially since you have a medical background. What do you think? Should marathon runners and people who run these long distances be worried?

Viper said...

Wow, great job in NYC! Way to hit that A+ goal. Cheers!

Marci said...

I kept reading about your fast marathon, so I thought I would come over to congratulate you! well done!

Meg said...

Congratulations! Fantastic job! I'm very happy for you.

 
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