Today was my first run since December 10th when I had to stop at mile 6 of a long run because my foot hurt to bad. Shortly thereafter I was diagnosed with a stress fracture in the third metatarsal of my right foot.
I was a good boy and did not run at all the entire time but I was able to keep up on my cardio fitness, somewhat, on the bike.
I went to the Doc's office last Tuesday and he declaired me healed and said I could start running again...so... I ran.
Instead of just hobbling around out on the course I took the opportunity to run this race with my wife. How often do you get the chance to run side by side with your love for her very first marathon?
Her goal was to run the event in 6 hours or less. She had planned out her race to actually get in a just a few minutes after 6 hours but was hoping to get in faster.
My goal was to run the entire marathon right by her side and be a good companion...oh, and not break anything.
I ended up running almost every step by her side. During my first three bathroom breaks Misty stopped with me but this was a no go, I was holding her back. During the next three breaks I just told her to keep going at pace and I would catch up.
I just kept running and talking and looking around and really had a good time. My feet started hurting and my quads were pretty sore but I felt amazingly good for not having run in a month and a half.
Calories burned: 5030
Max HR: 189 (don't know what that was about)
Ave HR: 122
26.2 miles 5:59:54...We Did It!
During the last 1/10th of a mile she started picking up the pace and then we held hands and ran, corssed the finish line together holding hands raised above our head in victory.
We even dropped a few people.
It was a great experience, I reccomend it to anyone.