Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Fargo Marathon

Saturday was the 5th Annual Fargo Marathon. I couldn't believe how much the race had grown since last year. I think there were about 15,000 participants. There were hundreds of kids running the 1/2 mile and 1 mile races Friday night. It was so fun to see those young ones running their heart out!


The weather wasn't the greatest for race day, but it wasn't the worst conditions I have run in either. We left the house around 645 am and it was 38 degrees but "felt like" 26 degrees with the wind. Definitely not the same conditions as last year. You never know what it's going to be like in North Dakota.


While my parents and sister Steph ran the half marathon, I ended up running the 5K with my friend Jill and my sister Susan walked the 5K with some friends. Jill and I finished in 35:45 with only a couple brief walk breaks which was pretty good considering a couple weeks ago I couldn't run more than 2 miles pain free!


After our race, we waited in the chilly temps to watch my parents and sister Steph finish the half marathon! We planted ourself just outside the Fargodome, about 1/10 of a mile from the finish line with our signs that we made. Steph passed us by first and then my parents passed by about 5 minutes later. All three of them looked pretty strong! Congrats to Steph on her first half marathon! I hear that it was my Mom's 10th half marathon too!


Even though the temps weren't ideal, it was a great race. I am itching to get back into some longer runs and possibly get in my own half marathon sometime this year!! :) All in all, it was a great family affair!






Wednesday:
Swim - 1600M (speed work)
Thursday:
Run - 2.25 miles, outdoors

Friday:
REST
Saturday:
Fargo 5K
35:45, 11:31/mi. avg.

Today:
REST

17 comments:

IronGambit said...

Nice, did you see my friend Bobby from SpiBelt there?

Marlene said...

I love spectating, although that weather does not sound fun. Congrats to your family & friends!

And, of course, congrats on your 5K! Most importantly, yay for 3 miles pain-free. :)

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Pretty cool that you got to share the race with your family.

Badgergirl said...

Sounds like a great family weekend! Congrats to all who participated.

D10 said...

I love how you whole family participates!! Hope you have a great week.

Jess said...

Congrats to the whole family for participating!

Wes said...

Wow! What a great running family!!

Jess said...

So fun that your family was all able to participate in the race together! Congrats on your finish! Glad you're were able to run it pain free!

Carolina John said...

good job getting the family involved! sounds like a fun race.

RunToFinish said...

how fun to have a family that runs, that would be awesome!

aron said...

that is so great that the whole family was involved!

Ms. Math said...

Congrats to you and your family! I think it's awesome that all of you raced!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Congrats to each of you!! Well done!!

Marcy said...

Look at that! You fam is so fabulous!! I swear I want to pinch all of your cheeks!

Brianna said...

I love that you all took part in the event - how inspiring!!

Runner Leana said...

Congratulations on your race, and a huge congrats to the rest of your family!! I think it is amazing that you guys were all in this together, supporting and cheering each other on.

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