Sunday, January 21, 2007

Carlsbad Marathon


I completed my first marathon this morning with an unofficial time of 3:57:38 (my watch). The marathon had great weather (48F at race time), a beautiful course with ocean views throughout and an extremely well organized set of volunteers. What a race!

I need to head back to Arizona in a while so I don't have time to write a complete race report, but I will say that this is a definite do-again. The hills threw me off my intended MP and my quads were complaining on the down hills over the last 8 miles; but overall, it was a fantastic experience.

More later.

Have a great week.

29 comments:

Mike said...

We knew you'd make it Phil, but it's a relief all the same. Congratulations on your first marathon and I look forward to the full report. That's a satisfied smile in the photo. Breaking 4 hours the first time out of the gate is something to be proud of.

Love2Run said...

Fantastic! Great news Phil! I echo all the comments by the other Mike, love your picture and can't wait for all the gory details.

DawnB said...

Phil your smile says it all. Congratulations!!!

StumbleGuy said...

Been thinking of you out there all day. Congratulations! Really looking forward to the race report!

Andy

Neese said...

WOW! that's an impressive time! Congratulations on your first marathon that's so awesome you marathoner you! excellent job, and your smile is a great indication and you SHOULD be so proud!

Darrell said...

Nice job, Phil. Sub 4:00 the first time out of the blocks. That is pretty darn cool. Congratulations.

david said...

Great Job...A sub 4! Congratulations, you are now a marathon runner.

Lana said...

Wooo Hooo!! Congrats Phil!!! Way to pull out the sub 4!! You rock!

Michele said...

Congrats!!!!!
Your a marathoner now (and sub 4)!
Way to go! Look forward to the full report.

Sempre Libera said...

That's a fantastic time for a marathon debut. Rest up and I look forward to reading the full race report!

Feminist Runner said...

Breaking 4 hours in an incredible debut! Congratulations!

carmen said...

Still a magnificent time! I can't wait for the full race report.

You did awesome.

Pat said...

Wow! Sub 4 hours. Way too Go! Of course, what's that ambulance doing in the background?

Can't wait to hear the full report.

Pat
Arizona, USA

tb1 said...

Congratulations! Well done Phil. You earned it.

Bapp said...

Just awesome and an amazing job. Thanks for all your thoughts over the past few months and looking forward to your report.

Hilda said...

Great time for your first marathon, sounds like you had a nice experience, looking forward to hear about the details!
Congratulations!!!!!!!!

Subhasish Bhattacharya said...

Congrats Phil! Nothing like that first marathon finish - you remember it forever... Looking forward to your race report. Heal up!

Thomas said...

What a result Phil! We all knew you had it in you, but to go out and prove it is another thing.

Breaking 4 hours was my big target for my first marathon. I missed it. You got there first time, congratulations!

That's one satisfied smile you've got there.

Ewen said...

Good on you Phil! You look pretty happy after the race, with your finisher's medal. Well done mate. Can't wait to read all about it.

Anne said...

Wonderful news, Phil! That's quite an impressive time for an inaugural marathon on a hilly course. Glad you did so well, and it sounds like the foot issue didn't flare up. Glad to hear that too.

Michael said...

Congratulations on a solid performance, great rest. Enjoy your well earned rest and recovery!

Michael

Deene said...

i think your smile is enough of a race report. Excellent time for a first marathon! you kicked it!!

Laurie said...

Congratulations Phil! I can't wait for your race report.

J~Mom said...

Awesome!!!!!! Your time is amazing!! Great job!! Thanks for stopping by my blog even during your marathon weekend!!

D said...

CONGRATULATION MARATHON MAN! You broke 4!!!! NICE!!! I thought about you all day Sunday! Can't wait for your report.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

Way! To! Go!!!

Dusty said...

Congratulations!! I love the pic - great smile!

Subhasish Bhattacharya said...

Thanks for the report! You ran a solid race. Congrats!

Sounds like a very scenic course. It must have been quite a contrast from AZ.

Do take the time to recover before you start thinking about R&R...

stephruns said...

Seeing you smile makes me smile!!! Awesome race and awesome time...i hope you are hooked now!