Monday, November 18, 2013

2013 Gore-Tex Philadelphia Marathon & Half Marathon: 50+ Race Recaps

11/24/2014 UPDATE: 2014 Philly Marathon Race Recaps now posted!

Malinda's 2013 Philadelphia Marathon Recap
May The 4s Be With You 
My 4th Philly Marathon in 4:04:40

I didn't reach my A goal (3:45) or B goal (4:00) but I reached my C goal (FINISH)! More importantly, I enjoyed the process of running this race with Team Lemon to support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation - even when the last few miles were difficult.

I resonate with what Joan Benoit Samuelson has said, "every race tells a story." I wish it was easier for me to write my race stories, but I will try to gather my thoughts to write a real post about my experience.

Many thanks to all the volunteers and spectators. While I do enjoy the many miles of "solitude" along Kelly Drive, I also appreciated the shout-outs I received  along the course - even when I was being passed. ;-) I also appreciated the virtual support through my social network. I must admit that, against the advice of Mark Remy, I decided to #TweetAndRun when I realized I wasn't going to BQ or PR.

And, special thanks to @armusa for taking my photo! 

Did you volunteer, cheer or run the 2013 Philadelphia Marathon, Half Marathon or Rothman 8K? Did you write a race recap or post? If so, please share your experience and/or link in the comments section and I'll add your post to my list below.

2013 Philadelphia Marathon: Race Recaps and Reports

2012 Philadelphia Marathon: Race Recaps and Reports


Meridith said...

I wrote about my experience as a fan, with a special shout out to YOU! :)

Patrick said...

My race report is posted here