Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pikes Peak Marathon

26.2 Miles 5:04:11
31st Overall
Not what I hoped for today. I had high expectations going into
this race. My training went very good and I was well rested. I
was very confident going into this race. My ascent was slower
than expected 3:02:11 and the down once again was not good. I
felt sick going down till I got below Barr Camp. Once below Barr
Camp I came back alive and was running very strong to the finish.
Need to figure out how to feel good coming down from the summit.
Okay a few positives now I didn't fall! I feel injury free!
I still PR'd by 29 minutes. My parents were there so that made
it a great day anyway.

8 comments:

Knuckledragger said...

Definitely some real positives Brad, a PR of 29 minutes and an age group award. I hope you recover well and continue to run strong.
Craig.

HappyTrails said...

29 minute PR is ALWAYS a good thing Brad! Recover well and get some rest!

Brad Poppele said...

Thanks Craig! Looked for you today was hoping to met you. Will have to get together for a run soon.

Brad Poppele said...

Thanks Steve! Was nice meeting you today. Sounds like a good time at Leadville!

GZ said...

I am fairly convinced that when you put this together the next time you do it, it will be at least another 29 minute PR.

Alicia said...

Nice job Brad! Enjoy the PR and the time with your parents!

Jim P. said...

Congrats on the PR!

Mountain Way said...

Solid race Brad!

I was able to get up and down the Peak a couple times when I was there... New respect for a time like yours. And a PR like that is always a positive. Missed you after the race but saw you cruise down Ruxton. Good stuff.

All the best,

Adam