Sunday, October 5, 2008

Leavenworth Marathon 2008

Leavenworth Marathon

Still smiling at mile 17
Photos by Rich Walters

Linda with strong finish

Steve and Robin Stoyles (Robin qualified as a Marathon Maniac)

Michelle's Finish

Steve, Robin and Abi

Leavenworth Marathon Bullet Report

* Fall colors were beautiful
* Never try to keep up with Van
* Brain cramped, tried to keep up with Van
* Mile 21 - Legs very tight
* Mile 24 - Leg cramps, walk run to the finish
* Placed 20th out of 100
* Placed 2nd in age group with a 3:44
* Road marathon = pain.... ouch
* Oktoberfest in Leavenworth = lots of drinking

Van taking swings at Steve, still had some fight left in her!

This kid was watching closely at the finish line

Abi having fun at the beer garden.

Mad Monkey Runners number 1 and number 2

Oktoberfest runners!

Nice running singlets!

Steve munches on a bratwurst at the beer garden


Thomas said...

That's the first time I've come across a mixture of marathon and Oktoberfest. Up to now I had considered them incompatible.

Gotta Run said...

Every time I check your blog I am prepared for ANOTHER race report. LOVE IT!!!! Beer to boot... now who could complain about that.

BTW - the road does hurt but it did not show in your times.


Jon said...

You tried to keep up with Van?! No!!!!!!! Bad idea!!!!!!!!! I tried to keep up with her at iUWR last year while she had two shot quads and a blown knee she had a wrap on and she still kicked my butt!

Steve S said...

Mad Monkey munching on the Big Bob Brat was a good one. Was Abi winking or was that after her second beer.

hoo, hoo, hah, hah

Rest those old monkey legs and then it's on to DC.

Journey to a Centum said...

Thomas - It's like some magic chemical that allows oil and water to mix! It's been a while since I've seen people so drunk. The Oktoberfest participants walk from their hotels and stumble/crawl on their lips back.

Robin - I'll take good notes at Marine Corps for you and include lots of pictures.

Jon - Van could beat us with one leg tied behind her back.

Steve - I gave Abi a second beer but she forgot it at the table. ;-) Where's Frankie?
I think that's a rare never before captured on film mad monkey wink!

scott keeps running said...

Running, bratwurst, beer, and those cool singlets. Did anyone spend time in jail? If so, then it would have been the perfect weekend.

Journey to a Centum said...

Scott - I think the Leavenworth police only work day shift. Those other shifts get in the way of the social events.

The local police did do a very nice job working in harmony with the race directors keeping the runners from being impailed on Impallas (The GM type).

Ryan said...

You always have a smile, looks like a stellar fall race.....congrats!

Tschüss!; Mach's gut!

robtherunner said...

Congrats on the marathon. I can't believe you couldn't keep up with Van. We need more speed training. I practiced today with 3 miles on the Y-track. Maybe you should join me in the a.m. during the week.

Thank you for not posting any kissy pictures. I can live with the one of Steve eating.

Journey to a Centum said...

Rattler (Rob) - Van didn't beat me with speed, she beat me with intensity. We need intensity training! I think it involves raw meat and survival training.

Realizing that the trail runner poser picture of Steve in my previous post put you way out of your comfort level I went to a more traditional Bratwurst & Apple Pie type photo from Rich.

Darrell said...

Looks like tooooo much fun!

Sunshine Girl said...

Ya know, if I was going to run a road marathon that looks like my kind of event! Small, scenic,fun and loaded with Mad Monkey's!!


Sarah Elaine said...

I laughed at this race report. I had some serious stuff and lots of whimsy. Love it.

Congrats on a good race.

Anonymous said...

Top 20 and an age group placement - nice!!! You da man! :) Sounds like yet another fun weekend for you guys.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you guys had lots of fun! Well done.

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