Monday, November 06, 2006

New York City Marathon: Part 1

I am still gathering thoughts on my NYC Marathon experience. I will publish a full report soon. In the interim, I will say this - I finished.

I crossed the finish line in 3:31:26. For your amusement, here are a couple of photos of me along the course. The first is in Queens at Mile 14 the second photo is on 1st Avenue just past Mile 16.

More to come...



"How poor are they who have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees."
-William Shakespeare

14 comments:

WeCastMusic said...

Congrats on your finish!!! Looking forward to hearing more about it.

Diana from Hellgate said...

Congrats again, Josh! Don't forget to update your PRs with this fab marathon result.

Chelle said...

A 19 minute PR...that's some serious improvement. Be proud of yourself! I can't wait to hear the gory details.

Jessica said...

Thank you so much, Josh, for your advice and support and company - especially yesterday in the extra cool green corral yesterday! My parents told me that you saw them on 1st Ave.! They got a kick out of you seeing them with their sign! Great marathon! See you in A.P. soon for more marathon stories! Congrats!

stephruns said...

Gee it look like you were taking a walk in the park!!!!

Congratulations on a really fantastic time.

You were right when you said "do your own race", it's what i did - i remembered it well!

nyflygirl said...

awesome, Josh...correct me if I am wrong, but that was pretty much around your goal-right? Many congrats to you on a great race and a big PR!! Well deserved :) And nice piccys too!!

Ginger Breadman said...

Great job!!! Looking forward to the full story of the marathon in the big city! The pictures make running a marathon look like fun. Maybe there's something to that . .

JustRun said...

Awesome Josh! The fact that you're smiling past mile 16 is great! Congrats on the finish!

Uptown Girl said...

Great job, Josh! Love the photos. It looks like you definitely enjoyed the race, not to mention destroying your previous PR in the process.

Just12Finish said...

Wow! A PR by almost 20 mins? We should all be so lucky! (OK, luck probably had nothing to do with it). Congrats!

DebbieJRT said...

Congrats on the PR, Josh! I was at mile 14 - filling up water cups, so I didn't get a chance to see much of the race. A bit at the beginning and a lot of the 6 hour plus runners.

Yvonne said...

great job josh - i knew you could do it. that's a PR to be proud of - especially on such a tough course.

i'm sure you've got another mega marathon PR in your future too. i'm looking forward to it...how about Chicago 2008??

Morrissey said...

awesome time man! I saw you in brooklyn and q-boro bridge!

Sempre Libera said...

Congratulations!