Sunday, January 24, 2010

Hello from Wisconsin!


Ran the InStep Icebreaker Indoor Marathon in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, today in 3:58:42. I'd hoped for a sub-4 but my top priority was to finish without reinjuring my calfs or anything else. Mission accomplished!


Seeing much snow, however, not so much. It's been rainy here with highs around 40 degs F. Go figure, they're supposed to get more pretty white stuff this week after I leave. You win some, you lose some.

27 comments:

DaveP said...

So, given that it's quite balmy up there. Wanna move?

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

I still do not know how you can do these indoor marathons. Great job on your sub 4hr!!

While you took a break from the blog world I joined an all female racing team. Who would have thought I would be paid in major swag, coaching, and race entry fees to ride and race this year. To good of a deal to pass up. Anyway, we have our first team race in 4 weeks. It is a Spring series of races for several weeks in a row.

So with that I am doing everything I can to make my team proud.

Road Warrior said...

Wait... Isn't 3:58 a sub-4 marathon?

ShirleyPerly said...

Yes, it is! What I meant was that a sub-4 was something I hoped for but was not going to force. The main goal was to finish injury-free however long it took.

Meg said...

Nice job on your run, Shirley. I'm glad you didn't have any calf problems and I'm happy you're leaving before the snow! Congrats!

COTY said...

way to go !

Regina said...

Congrats! What do you do to keep from getting bored running circles inside?

nice work!!

Maria said...

Congrats on the sub-4, how many laps did it end up being? How did you keep from getting dizzy?

jen said...

Congratulations on the marathon!! :)

Cute pics of you! Too bad there wasn't more snow for your wintery adventure.

ESH said...

Congrats on the marathon! Indoors, really?! I just came across your blog- you have done so many fun marathons! I just started my 50 marathon quest but am excited to try some of the races you've done!

Kristi said...

I hope someone counts laps for you?? Well done on both the time and the injury-free run!

Hideaki said...

Hello, my name is Carlos Fujinaga, from São Paulo, Brazil. We ran the InStep Indoor Marathon today.
Nice to meet you!!

Shannon said...

You look so warm and full of sunshine in that cold Wisconsin air. Glad you had fun.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

I can tell by your smile that you want to move north... or was that just before you got on the plane??

Smithposts said...

Congrats on reaching your marathon goal! My guess is that you were lucky in WI, 40 F is manageable for a FL girl, teens maybe not so much...

Wendy said...

Well done! Glad to hear your calf held up!

Lisa said...

i can't imagine doing 5 miles on an indoor track much less a marathon.

well done!

Lily on the Road said...

Wow, congrat's!!

It is pouring rain here today and I skied yesterday, crazy weather!

Marlene said...

Aw, too bad about the blah weather. Hope you get some snow!

Congrats on the sub-4 indoor!!

Susan said...

Congrats on another excellent marathon finish!

Tricia said...

Great job!

lindsay said...

congrats on meeting your goals! sorry it wasn't as wintery as you were hoping... i'd have taken that to be a good thing ;)

EndorphinBuzz said...

Good work. I hope I can do sub-4 while taking it easy some day ;)

You won't call it pretty white stuff for long once you realise it doesn't go away, trust me :)

MarathonChris said...

Congrats on another great race and another state done! :-)

Now I need you to teach me to run a sub-4 hour marathon :-)

KodaFit said...

Wooot!

Petraruns said...

Can't wait to read your full report sweetie - these indoor marathons are something else. Do you find them harder? Easier? Do you do anything specific in training to get ready for them?

Thanks for all your sweet comments on my blog - you're such a star!

Kevin said...

Great job the the A/G award. It sounds like an interesting place to run a marathon.