Nice time out in Florida; took advantage of being in a new state and ran a nice small town marathon. I was able to go just a bit faster than Chicago. My time was 3:45:38, which was the official time. I ended up going 27 miles flat so my actual pace per mile was 8:25 instead of the official pace of 8:37. The problem was that I got off course twice.
The course was beautiful, but with just over 100 people in the marathon we got spreadout and since there were a lot of turns and limited course marking in some areas, I went down a street that if I would have been thinking clearly instead of just following the person in front of me I would not have made the mistake.
4 days ago