I watched a little clip about famous people who have run a marathon.
The record holder is Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie. In 2008 he ran it in 2:03:59! That's an average of about 4:44 minute miles!!! That is amazing!
The female record holder is Paula Radcliffe from England. In 2003 she ran it in 2:15:25! I can't imagine running that fast for that long! She was 30 years old at the time of the race.
Katie Holmes - 5:30 (2007)
Oprah - 4:29:15 (1994)
Debbie Downer - 4:15 (2010)
P. Diddy - 4:14:54 (2003)
Sarah Palin - 3:59:36 (2005)
Ruthann - 3:57:10 (2010)
George W Bush - 3:44:52 (1993)
Lance Armstrong - 2:59:36 (2006) & 2:46:43 (2007)
He said finishing a marathon was the hardest thing he has ever done.
I think I'd like to run another marathon. I really want to be able to say that I qualified for Boston. I need to get a better time by about 16 minutes. I think it's doable. But, then I remember how I felt like death for the last 6 miles when I ran it and kept telling myself I'd never do it again. My training schedule only went up to 18 miles though. I think next time I'll go up to about 24 so 26 won't seem like so much more than anything I've previously done in training. So, obviously I won't be running in January 2011 PF Chang, but maybe the 2012. Anyone interested in joining me?
Oh how I can't wait to be thin again!