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    irishguy is offline Warming Up
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    Just ran my first Marathon!

    Guys,

    I just ran my first marathon at the start of the week - Monday 7th. It was the Belfast City Marathon, N. Ireland.

    I only started running in Sept 2006, and was only originally targetting a 10k, which I did in Dec 2006. I only decided to go for a marathon in late Dec, and started training 4 times a week in Jan 2007.

    Everything was going well until St Paddy's Day in March 2007 when I badly sprained my ankle (you don't even have to ask!) and was out of action for almost 2 weeks.

    Despite not running for very long, and injuring myself half way through, I finished in the respectable time of 04:07:01.

    Just goes to show - anybody can run a marathon if they put their mind to it!

    Peace,
    Sean

    PS: This is me on the left at around the 23 mile stage!

    Last edited by irishguy; May. 11/07 at 10:07 AM.

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    RedT is offline Second Set
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    That is excellent!!! Congratulations!

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    Merciless is offline Fourth Set
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    Wow man, that's awesome! Respectable time? I would say finishing a marathon is respectable enough!

    BTW, for being on your 23rd mile, you look great

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    irishguy is offline Warming Up
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merciless View Post
    for being on your 23rd mile, you look great
    thanks! inside im just saying "dont die yet, dont die yet, dont die yet!" haha!

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