Sunday, November 30, 2008

Seattle Marathon 2008 Triple!

Tonight's ice bath was probably the toughest knowing that it was just to keep the pain down and that I didn't need to run again tomorrow morning.

Well I managed to finish the three back to back marathons. My first trail marathon (27+ miles) the Wishbone took 5:05 to complete. Yesterday at the Seattle Ghost I managed to break four hours with a 3:58:42 marathon. Today I was guessing the "A" plan for Seattle was survival with about a 4:30 marathon. I blew the "A" plan out of the water with a 3:40:52.

The best part of the Seattle Marathon is that there are many sections where you get to veiw the leaders and the folks running behind you. With so many PNW Marathon Maniacs I was having fun waiving at all my freinds and being supportive. The weather was perfect for running at about 54 degrees and 94% humidity. Due to fog the visability was low at approximatly 400 yards but sometimes it's nice not to look up and see that you need to run way over to some point in the distance.

I will add some pictures given the chance to by tomorrow.

Thank you for reading and run fast & happy.

27 comments:

Joe said...

Whoa, baby, what an accomplishement! Three marathons is one thing...but to lower the time in each and hit 3:40 in the third is utterly astouding.

Eric, seriously, this rivals the Canadian Death Race in many, many respects. It is the speed of the races that is so amazing.

Mega congrats to you and Michelle... is there any married couple who have ever done three marathons in three days, together?? That has to be a record.

Ice well... rest well... you've earned it!!

SherpaHerb said...

Whoa baby! when I saw your finish time for Seattle I about fainted! What a great effort for #3, if you were as old as me, you would have qualified for Boston!

Michael said...

Great time for #3 !!

Bob from BlogMYruns.com said...

I blew the "A" plan out of the water with a 3:40:52.
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friggin' STUD !

Eric way to slam the door on #3!

Congrats!!

Jenny, Maniac #401 said...

Great job today Eric. You looked good out there! Rest well, no more ice baths for a week or two :)
Jenny

Steve S said...

430 or 340, It's a good thing you can't tell time, you are faster that way. I think you should try 26+ miles everyday. BTW, the Creatine is really paying off. Oops, don't let Rob hear that.

Laura H said...

You really looked strong out there today Eric! And as far as I could tell, you were the ONLY racer I heard thank the volunteers at our water stop. I agree with Steve - good thing you never learned how to tell time! Congrats - you and Michelle rock!!

Darrell said...

Way to go Eric. How cool to just get better and better after three marathons. 3:40:52 is my exact PR and that was 3 months after my last marathon, not 21 hours.

Congrats, and as Bob says, you are a friggin' stud.

lizzie lee said...

You got to be kidding me with that 3:40!!! Amazingly done, hats off to you... I enjoyed Seattle very much. As you, I think the day was perfect for a race.

You and Michelle are really SPECIAL!!! Congrats to both of you and enjoy a week off... would ya? or... will you be running hard any time soon?

Legs and Wings said...

Eric, that's pretty crazy and spectacular.

Jack said...

A triple is amazing, a triple at the speeds you posted is nothing short of incredible! You guys rock!

robtherunner said...

Dude...3:40 is just ridiculous. Congrats on a stellar performance. Look out Dumbass! I'm talking about the race of course.

Bret said...

A 3:40 on your third day? I request a drug test! Ha! Nice job speedy!

Donald said...

Congrats, Eric! I think I'd dread the ice baths even more than the miles.

Thomas said...

Way to go! Congratulations, that's extremely impressive.

Gotta Run said...

You are kidding me...right?? I thought you were working on a tile project or something. UNREAL!!! I am blown away but more impressed that you blew your thrid marathon out of the water.

You motivate me to step up my game!!

Ben, aka BadBen said...

Wow. 50 minutes faster than expected is quite the miscalculation!

olga said...

Wow, dude! Did you get an extra twinkle for that too?

Backofpack said...

You were awesome all weekend long. It was fun - wanna go do it again?


Okay, wait. I spoke too soon - I need to rest up just a little...

wendy said...

holy crap! Um, Tammy's seriously going to want you to pace her now! =)

Karen said...

AS normal you have left me speechless!

I CAN NOT believe those times! WOW!

Sounds like an amazing experience! Hope you're recovering well! Can't wait to see the pictures :o)

SLB said...

Awesome achievement, I hope you saved some of that ice to chill the champagne!

Sunshine Girl said...

Ha! I laughed when I saw your past few postings, I had no idea those crazy people had sucked you in to their evil plan!! But then, why am I not surprised?!? Good for you for going for broke on Day 3, why the hell not?

Sarah Elaine said...

Great job, you crazy maniac, you! 3 in a row and a rockin' time in #3, too!

You da man!

Meghan said...

Um, geez louise!

Congrats on this finish! Or shall I say all these finishes.

What a nice post to come back and read after much time away from your blog!

Hello again, and thanks for continuing to read my blog in these last months when I've been a bad blogging friend.

Meghan :)

BenB said...

One word for you- "ultrastud." I give you permission to use that if you want. Merry Christmas Eric!

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