Monday, November 15, 2010

OBX Marathon Results and Ryder/Gu Giveaway Winners

Full race recap to follow, hopefully later this week, but here are the important details.

Contrary to what most folks with any common sense would do, but I suspect in line with what most folks afflicted with a love of running would do, I took my busted knee, wrapped it as tightly as I could in a brace, and hobbled to the starting line for the marathon.

After much pain, much gel, much Accelerade, and many mental battles...

Official chip time of 3:54:22.65.  I like the looks of a finishing time that starts with a 3.

VERY happy with the result considering 2 weeks ago I was doubting if I'd be able to make it to the starting line.  Thanks to the many bloggers who passed along encouragement along the way, especially those over the last couple of weeks.  I thought of many of you when the going got very tough at the end.

I'm in a world of sore today.  Some normal sore, some injury sore, but the overlap is significant enough that I can't really isolate anything.  I'll give it a few days to settle down and then take inventory.  No pain, no gain.

Those who subject themselves to my blog on a regular basis know that one of the reasons I chose this marathon is that it starts about 2 miles from my parents' house, and my father, who has never done any sort of distance racing, trained to walk the half while I ran the full.  His target was to complete the half in under 4 hours, and he rocked a 3:36:59 chiptime.  4 hour times didn't stand a chance against the Stallman men on Sunday.

Now, for the real reason you tuned in today - the giveaway winners.  Ended up with 190 entries total, which included some great stories about fueling gone wrong, and fond stories of sunglasses from the past.  Courtesy of Random.org, here are the 2 winners (along with their comments) of the Ryders/Gu combo prizes:

Winner #1 (Canadian runner of 'Running Adventures'):

Winner #2 (Karen of 'Just me and my Running Shoes')

Thanks to all of you that entered.

Karen & Canadian Runner - please email me your addresses at cwstallman@gmail.com, and I'll get your prizes shipped out so you can put them into action.

Time to hit the Advil again.

36 comments:

  1. Wahoo! Congrats to you and your dad on some awesome finish times! WTG!

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  2. Awesome job and congrats to your dad. I love that picture of the two of you.

    Damn you. I wanted the glasses.

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  3. Congratulations to you and your dad! Great job done by both of you! Enjoy it and get some rest, you deserve it!!

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  4. Congratulations on a great race for you and your Dad!

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  5. Sweet! Congrats on your time and congrats to your Dad -- great picture of the two of you!

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  6. congrats! great pix of the two of ya.

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  7. how special! You guys kicked butt :) love it!!
    congrats to the winners

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  8. Fabulous medal -- I particularly like the "Arrrgh!"

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  9. Congratulations! Great photo of you & your Dad! Hope you're knee is feeling better soon.

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  10. Congratulations!!!!!! That sub-4 looks mighty good on you!

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  11. This is awesome! I love race moments shared with family. Go dad!!! And congrats on your sub-4, despite the knee.

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  12. Congrats to you and your Dad!!!! So happy the knee held it together for you, great job!

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  13. Congrats to both you and your Dad! Looking forward to reading the recap. Hope the knee feels better soon!

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  14. You and your dad are awesome...great pic! Congrats to the both of you!!! Hope the knee isn't too much worse for wear.

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  15. Wow, congratulation to both you AND your father - what an amazing day. I'm sure it will rank right down there as one of the most memorable. Hope the knee heals up quickly!!!!

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  16. that's a nice pic of you and your dad! congrats! That's a nice medal too =)

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  17. Woo Hoo! Congrats to you and your Dad! Great pic!

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  18. Awesome awesome! So glad you got that sub-4 and hopefully a little recovery time will heal up that knee! Congrats to your dad as well! Great memories!

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  19. YOU DID IT! Sore knee be damned!
    Love the Father Son pic!
    Nice times!!

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  20. You are amazing -- and so is your dad! Cheers to two stellar finishes!

    xoxo,
    A

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  21. AWESOME JOB!!! I'm so happy that you totally killed that race!!
    Congrats winners...you're lucky, those glasses are STELLAR!

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  22. OMG amazing TIME! Do I need to mess my knee up to be that freakin fast?! Where the hell is the hammer?

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  23. Awesome!!! Thank you SO much!

    Way to go on the Marathon! You and your dad both did an amazing job!!!

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  24. Okay, seriously, that ribbon rocks. Congratulations!

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  25. Congrats to you and your dad. Glad your knee held up.

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  26. I knew it! Congrats to you and your dad! You definitely deserve some great recovery time now! Enjoy it! So happy for your great race!

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  27. Great race and congrats to you both on a achieving your times!! Rest well.

    Whohoo.... I sent you my info. Looking forward to some new glasses and GU.

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  28. Congrats to you and your dad! And seeing that 3 is impressive!!

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  29. Congrats on the sub-4 marathon! I also ran the OBX marathon. Beautiful course and the race was very well organized.

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  30. Sub 4:00 on one leg is pretty impressive. BTW, are you the one on the left of right? :-)

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