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[Moblog] Marathon post mortem

We completed the race! Mike is no longer a "46-year old virgin" in marathoning, and we had *perfect* weather: mid-50s, mostly sunny, with light wind. New Yorkers are wonderful hosts, too, with cheering spectators along virtually every mile handing out essentials like Kleenex and oh-so-tasty-and-salty pretzels. (The tastiest pretzels in the world are found at mile 21 on a marathon course... :-)

Only celebrity sighting was marathon-running Katie Holmes, who finished right behind us with her double-bodyguard escort.

Final time: about 5:43, with lots of fun along the way. Congrats, Mike, for successfully completing your first marathon!!

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At 8/11/07 15:54 , Blogger Jay@Soob said...

Congratulations on both your (and Mike's) accomplishment and apparent excellent timing what with Katie Holmes and all.:)

At 12/11/07 16:27 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats on the marathon. The next one will be easier... you've signed up for another, right?

At 13/11/07 04:55 , Blogger deichmans said...

Thx Soob & Matt. I'm through with marathons for a while (this was my 6th -- and a far cry from my "almost" 4-hour pace at the 2000 Marine Corps Marathon in DC). If man-cub wants to run one in a decade or so, I will pick it back up.

Next challenge: biking a century!


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