Sunday, May 6, 2007

Vancouver Marathon


I managed negative splits with a chip time of 3:25:40. This time is four minutes faster than my 2003 Vancouver Marathon. Ended up in 10th place for my age group. We had light rain for most of the race. Michelle and I ran into several Marathon Maniacs and really enjoyed our brief stay in Vancouver. This race qualified me for the 5 star level in Marathon Maniacs. I'm not going to take an ice bath tonight so we will see how I feel this week without one. My guess is warm.
Michelle ran a PR at 5:25 today!
Our camera stayed in the bag the entire trip so sorry, no pics this race!


Cheers!

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Shoot, I hate my home computer, but as I tried to say, I checked the results for the two of you - and awesome! 5 star Maniac Eric, rock on!
olga

Darrell said...

Dang, Eric, seriously fast. Aren't you tired yet? You two are my Maniac idols.

Wes said...

Just damn, Eric! You are incredible!! Nice job on the faster 4 minutes!!

Sarah said...

Wow...I'm impressed! How are you going to top that? Oh, maybe rock WSER, that's how! : )

Steve said...

Take it a little slower at Tacoma speedy, Watershed is just around the corner and you get to pace me.

Jon said...

*thumbs up to you and Michelle*

Totally rockin!

wendy said...

Wow, Eric, 5 stars! Congratulations!!! I'm secretly hoping you feel fantastic with no ice bath and can start dishing out some other kind of advice. =)

Have an awesome week!

runliarun said...

You and Michelle are so intense. I sometimes think of you and wonder where it's coming from - this zest, this passion, this ardor for running - and where it may take you.

King Arthur said...

Nice running both you you!

Jenny, Maniac #401 said...

Way to go! A nice quiet trip to run a marathon, just the two of you. How sweet. Congrats on the course PR.
Jenny

Meghan said...

Uh, I had no idea you were racing this weekend. You are on a roll and it isn't stopping. Congratulations!

Meghan
www.running-blogs.com/meghan

angie's pink fuzzy said...

wow!!!

Thomas said...

Aren't you ultra runners supposed to be dead slow? You've got pace to burn, man. Awesome, and congratulations on your fifth star.

maniac hippo said...

Great to see you have 5 stars now too. There is no way you deserve to have less of them than I do.

And to be able to drop your time (even a little) while training for States? Not bad, buddy.

Hey, BTW I ran for a while on Saturday with a woman (Trish something) who has been the Aid Station captain at Rucky Chucky for a whole bunch of years. Small world, huh?

Addy said...

Congrats on the 5 stars and awesome time!! Crazy that you can be so fast and yet run so much distance.

Amazing job lately with all the amazing racing that you've been able to hammer out. You'll definitely be all set for having a great run at WS!

Donald said...

Way to go, Eric! The PRs are coming fast and furious at your house. It's like a couple of maniacs live there or something.

craig said...

Congratulations on a great run Eric.

Bruce said...

Top effort again Eric or should I say Legend?

Gotta Run said...

Amazing... that is all I can say!!

aquaasho said...

Congratulations Eric! You must have a permanent smile on your face after that! :-)

Ryan said...

Congratulations on yet another wonderful accomplishment along the road to WS!!

Bob Gentile said...

WOW Eric ...nice & Speedy...wait I thought Ultra runners are suppose to be slow, dang it-lol Awesome Job & Congrats to Michelle also, what a great team!

Annette said...

5 stars, huh? Does it get any higher than that? It doesn't in the hotel world. :) I guess you're the equivalent of a luxury hotel - nice!

Congrats on another good race!

robtherunner said...

Nice job on the negative splits. Don't get too comfortable with those 5 stars. I may be able to oevrtake that some day.

Juls said...

What! No pictures. Now I am going to have to search your blog to see if your comment is true. (kidding)

Thanks for the reminder of he ice bath. I am sore today after my first trail race in quite a while. If I can suck it up, it might be a better solution than the glass of wine that I'm currently drinking.

mtnrunR said...

great job on negative splits eric. very good. and great time man!!!

i was wondering, do you know the elevevation gain at capital peak? i messed up my watch during the race.
tom