Gebrselassie & me
September 29, 2008 § 5 Comments
I usually don’t write about personal matters outside my professional arena, but I just have to mention this.
Yesterday I ran my first half marathon. I’ve been training for a long time, had some problems along the way, but in the end I was free of injuries and in top shape.
I finished in two hours, three minutes and fifty-eight seconds – 02:03:58.
Also yesterday, Haile Gebrselassie (photo credit), Ethiopian long distance superman, set a new world record in the marathon of two hours, three minutes and fifty-nine seconds – 02:03:59.
Which means I run (almost) exactly half as fast as a world record holder. Not bad :)
But you finished and to me that is a great thing! Good for you!
Oh definitely! I’m very satisfied with that time. This coincidence will make my first half marathon even more memorable :)
yeah totally. thats a good time. well done. now to do the full marathon in twice the time. so you’ll still be half as fast ;)
Yep! I’m planning to run a forest marathon next June and then try to improve my time in the same half marathon in a year.
hi this was a good article, keep going.