Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Marathon Records

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!


Jami said...

I am so impressed. I have NO desire to run a marathon. I thought I did, but then when I was running more than 10 miles I was so bored!!! BUT I totally understand the desire to be thin again. I look at clothes, and my skinny jeans. I just can't wait to fit into them again.

Thorne Family said...

I soooo want to run a marathon when I get this baby out!! I also can't wait to be thin again!!! I dream about it!!!! Maybe I can talk my husband into letting me to go AZ to run a Marathon!!! But I doubt I could run as fast as you!!!

Louisa said...

I am totally in for 2012! I will be eating your dust again, but I want to run another one too. Let's do it!

The Van Fam said...

I want to! Its on my list of things to do before I die :) just havent gotten around to it yet. I heard it takes so much time and I am not sure if I am willing to give up all of that time yet. But I will seriously consider doing it!

Carrie Carp said...

I'll do the half :) I'm still fat and haven't run more than 3 yet, but then again I don't run, I shuffle slowly and gasp for breath, so does that count for anything? I told myself I can't get pregnant again til I run a half marathon, but you could probably finish two marathons in he time it takes me to finish a half!

Zach "Sunshine" Anderson said...

I'm doing it this year. But I am TOTALLY down for joining you next year too!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...