This was my first marathon. Something I never really thought I was going to do in my life for lots of reasons, but after running 6 halfs and with pressure to run from 4 brothers that also ran this race (3 for first time as well) I was really happy that I did. On the other hand mile 24 25 and 26 and .2 really sucked. The race is a fun one because of the great course, support and finish area, and being a Huntsville native, it was the old stomping grounds. Beautiful day, perfect temperature, and a great dinner pre race by my sister in law Jamie who also ran.
8:41, 8:34, 8:30, 8:22, 8:34, 8:32, 8:24, 8:48, 8:38, 8:37, 8:51, 8:49, 9:13 half (1:53), I took a porta john break at mile 12.5 thinking I had to go, but I didn't have to go, which really just ended up being a time waster.
8:49, 9:09 hill, 8:46, 8:54, 8:43, 8:43 thought I was going faster here because of slight downhill in the canyon, but starting to fatigue out I guess, 8:50, 8:57, 9:06, 8:37, 9:07, 9:29, 9:34
Overall I was really wanting this to be over mile 22 to 23 on. Quads burning. Ankle which was hurting a lot the last 2-3 weeks was actually sore but ok, not much of a factor. Happy with race to have finished the first one which is a mental hurdle, and I stayed consistent with my general game plan and broke four hours with some spare change. Nice job to brothers Oreo, Mozzer, Hairdog and Fredrick. You guys are studs.