So now that I’m well rested and (slightly less) pissed, I thought I would try a more objective posting about the Freescale Marathon.
First the objective bitching: I still adhere to the mentality that the race was the most miserable 6 hours that I have ever spent but that is almost entirely due to the weather and not the run itself. RunFar has still not corrected my time. I sent them another email on Wednesday just to make sure they haven’t forgotten about me. I also sent the ADC folks an email to let them know the situation. I’m far more interested in “proof” that I finished the ADC rather than knowing what my actual time was as I suspect that information is not going to be available. If they don’t get it resolved I will be giving preferential treatment to races that do not use RunFar in the future. And yes, I can hold a grudge for a loooong time (ala Casey vs Whataburger – ~9 years and counting).
On the positive side, I am incredibly proud of Benjamin. Even though he was in pain for the last quarter to half of the race, he finished; he gets uber-mega-points for that. As both of my fellow ADC runner friends (jeffford, jonobie) have mentioned, we ran a total of 101 miles just in the official ADC races, not including any of the training runs. Take a look at your odometer sometime – that’s a long way. Benjamin and I couldn’t have finished the race without the people who cheered us along. It may seem like such a minor thing to an onlooker, but to a runner – the people who came out to cheer for you is like an illicit drug.
We’ll very likely run again at some point although we haven’t made any plans yet.
2 thoughts on “Marathon – revisited”
Casey Vs. Whataburger
What’s Casey vs. Whataburger?
Also… congrats on finishing the race. Andrea wants to run one (half marathon) and I hope to get some tips from running friends.
Also, what is “ADC”?
Re: Casey Vs. Whataburger
See upcoming post for Casey vs Whataburger.
ADC is the Austin Distance Challenge. It is a set of 7 races that start with a 10k (6.2 miles) and finish with a half marathon (26.2 miles).