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Detroit Marathon, 2008:
Finish Time: 3:46:49.
Overall Place: 999 – 3551

I am righting this over a month after the actual race, mostly because I just don't know what to say. It was my best race to date in just about every way. I wanted to write something clever, and give a detail brake down of the entire race, since I have done my best to complain about how all the others went.

But the strange thing is, now that I have had a near perfect marathon, I just don't have the words. So with that said, I will do my best to sum up.

For the first time, I officially signed up with a pace group, since I had run the Milwaukee Marathon two weeks earlier at 3:49:50, I decided to sign up for the 3:50 group.  This turned out great, with the help of the pace group, and the leader Pacer David. I was able to stay with in 30-45 seconds of the pace up to mile 24. At mile 24 after talking to the pace leader, I was able to leave the group behind, doing mile 24 at 8:00 and mile 26, at 7:10.

The last mile is were words failed me. I was so pumped up that I was smiling like a mad man, I quite literally bounced down final stretch, almost disqualifying myself by jumping right over the finish line.

Ironically, As I right this I am one week away from running the Las Vegas Marathon, dressed as Elvis, but it will always be Detroit 2008 were I first finished a marathon feeling like a King.


Comments
on Nov 30, 2008

Congrats Paul!

on Nov 30, 2008

Wow, what an accomplishment.  Congratulations!

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