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    Anybody run Grandma's Marathon yesterday?

    Just curious if anyone else was up in Duluth yesterday for Grandma's Marathon... I ran it for the 3rd time, but hadn't run a marathon in 4 years. My personal best was 4:36 and this year the first 13.1 miles went great and I ran that in 2:00 but then it got hot and I battled leg cramps from mile 14 on and finished in 4:57.



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    Re: Anybody run Grandma's Marathon yesterday?

    4:57 is a pretty respectable marathon time. Heck crossing that line under your own power is respectable. My two marathon times at 4:33 and 4:50, so we should run together sometime!


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    Re: Anybody run Grandma's Marathon yesterday?

    A Buddy of mine ran it (he lives in Rochester now) for the first time. Said he finished it, but I don't know what his time was.


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    Re: Anybody run Grandma's Marathon yesterday?

    If by 'ran the Grandma's Marathon' you mean 'was up in Duluth drinking heavily watching others run', then yes, I was there.




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    Re: Anybody run Grandma's Marathon yesterday?

    My sister-in-law ran it - pretty comparable times, I think. She was a little sore today! Duluth is such a hilly town!


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    Re: Anybody run Grandma's Marathon yesterday?

    Quote Originally Posted by dahliaclone View Post
    If by 'ran the Grandma's Marathon' you mean 'was up in Duluth drinking heavily watching others run', then yes, I was there.

    So you were doing Grandpa's Marathon . . .



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    Re: Anybody run Grandma's Marathon yesterday?

    I'm glad to see the interest in distance running even though I haven't done it in a while. My personal best marathon was the 1989 Detroit Free Press in 3:52. I was forty-five so you guys still have time to post a better time.

    By the way, that was my first marathon and my last was not quite a year later at the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle. That was a death march as the temperature got into the low 90's, no clouds, and they ran out of cups so you had to take water from a hose. No severe injuries from the runners but a spectator fell off a curb and twisted an ankle.


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    Re: Anybody run Grandma's Marathon yesterday?

    Quote Originally Posted by IsUaClone2 View Post
    I'm glad to see the interest in distance running even though I haven't done it in a while. My personal best marathon was the 1989 Detroit Free Press in 3:52. I was forty-five so you guys still have time to post a better time.

    By the way, that was my first marathon and my last was not quite a year later at the 1990 Goodwill Games in Seattle. That was a death march as the temperature got into the low 90's, no clouds, and they ran out of cups so you had to take water from a hose. No severe injuries from the runners but a spectator fell off a curb and twisted an ankle.
    I ran my second marathon in temps over 90 also, it was horrible. My split was like 2:02 then 2:52. The worst thing about it was I was in far better shape than the year before when I ran a 2:08, 2:26.


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    Re: Anybody run Grandma's Marathon yesterday?

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    I ran my second marathon in temps over 90 also, it was horrible. My split was like 2:02 then 2:52. The worst thing about it was I was in far better shape than the year before when I ran a 2:08, 2:26.
    Doing DM this year and targeting 3:40...October should be conducive to better temps/times.

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    Re: Anybody run Grandma's Marathon yesterday?

    I'm thinking about doing Des Moines too... Although it's the day after the Nebraska game :-( Ran DSM in 2003 in 4:41 and I remember it being really hilly but a decent course overall.



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    Re: Anybody run Grandma's Marathon yesterday?

    I ran it in 1995....fractured my foot.


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    Re: Anybody run Grandma's Marathon yesterday?

    Quote Originally Posted by st8phan View Post
    I'm thinking about doing Des Moines too... Although it's the day after the Nebraska game :-( Ran DSM in 2003 in 4:41 and I remember it being really hilly but a decent course overall.
    DM is hilly at the beginning, you have to run from downtown to DM university, and then up and down the hills south of grand for about 5 miles. Then you come out and head up to drake which is also nothing but hills. Once you hit the half way point over by drake, it is a long nice downhill and then totally flat from then on.


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