Second Chance - Harrisburg Marathon Report LJ 11/15/11 9:24:59 AM ET
Just wanted to give an update on the Harrisburg Marathon I ran this past weekend. My finish time was 4:10:46. A solid 15 min. off my Hartford time last month. I'm very pleased. My splits were kind of even - about 9:22 for the first half and 9:42 for the second half = 9:32 average pace. I didn't hit the wall though - yay! I drank at every aid station except mile 24 (didn't want to stop/slow down for fear of not being able to sustain the pace until the finish). Consumed almost 4 gels throughout the race. Miles 18-20 had some hills, which slowed me down a bit. I had to dig deep to keep up the pace till the end. Miles 23 - end were hard! Well, I'm still 11 min. away from breaking 4 hours but for running 2 marathons a month apart, I'm very happy.
A couple of people mentioned Steamtown as a possible race to try to break 4 hours. Anyone run it and feel like it is a "fast" course?