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Race Recap: Classes Realized from 70 Marathons!



On this podcast episode Angie recaps the Wineglass Marathon in New York and shares classes discovered from operating 70 marathons. She’s maintaining it actual and sharing the attractive and “horrible” battle that may ensue over the course of 26.2 miles.

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The final time I ran the Wineglass Marathon in Corning, New York, was again in 2011 and it was marathon #5 for me at the moment. It was the primary time I broke 3:45 with a time of three:44:03 and I used to be tremendous pumped about that!

I had been operating with a girl who was making an attempt to qualify for Boston (which she did) and at that time I additionally set the aim of getting a BQ (which wouldn’t occur till marathon #25 in 2014).

I used to be excited to return and run Wineglass as a result of I remembered it fondly. Nevertheless it took 11 years to take action since my precedence was ending up my 50 states aim. Plus there are such a lot of different superior marathons to run.

After I signed up this spring I used to be contemporary off operating Boston, my hamstring was feeling wholesome, and I used to be enthusiastic about the potential of operating a quick for me time at Wineglass.

Sadly, I began feeling very fatigued over the summer time and by no means felt my power bounce again. In actual fact, my power has remained low and I haven’t felt a lot motivation. For sure it wasn’t an awesome coaching cycle however I used to be dedicated to doing my finest on the marathon and excited to be at quantity 70.

The Expo
The Wineglass Marathon hosted their expo on the Corning Glass Museum -which is a superb place to go to. That they had a properly organized bib pickup space and nice swag together with an extended sleeve technical half zip, commemorative wine glass, and cut up of champagne. In addition they do a customized glass medal yearly.

One of many highlights was assembly a listener named Bridget. She was operating the half marathon this yr and Wineglass was her first race again in 2018 when she signed up with MTA. She works in healthcare and mentioned, “You guys have helped me by so much on this loopy journey.” 

The Course
The Wineglass Marathon gives a gorgeous principally flat course which is level to level. The complete marathon begins in Tub, NY, touring by the valley to Savona, Campbell (the place the half marathon begins), onto Coopers Plains, Painted Put up and finishes on historic Market Road in Corning, NY.

The course does have a number of small hills however has an general elevation drop of 200 toes. It was properly supported with many help stations, port a pots, and so they supplied 3 completely different gel stations.

I labored onerous on staying mentally robust and maintaining my expectations on the manageable aspect. Generally my internal voice generally is a bit brutal so I’ve to maintain it in examine and concentrate on the constructive.

As I used to be strolling round mile 18 I stumbled on a person who was additionally strolling with a grimace on his face. I mentioned,

“All we are able to do is put one foot in entrance of the opposite, huh?”

He mentioned,

“That is horrible!

After I requested if it was his first marathon he mentioned sure however his coaching runs had been simple in comparison with this. I don’t know if it was very reassuring however I informed him that for most individuals the marathon will really feel horrible sooner or later.

I completed in 3:57:02 and met up with my sister who had completed the HM in 2:29.

I then proceeded to the post-race meals tent (suppose pizza, bagels, fruit, chocolate milk, sports activities drink, soda, heat soup, and extra). All the time my favourite half.

To listen to my reflections on the journey to 70 marathons try the audio portion of the episode. Completely satisfied operating!

Take heed to the episode to listen to my 4 classes from 70 marathons. 😊

Good swag on the Wineglass Marathon



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