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Well two weeks on and the ra…
Well two weeks on and the races are still fresh in my mind! After Boston on Monday, the London Marathon on Sunday went pretty well. 4h08 in Boston, 4h09 in London. Slow, but at least consistently slow! I was quite relieved that I didn't pick up an injury or that my legs didn't give way. I didn't have too much energy or oomph on the second marathon, but other than that it was actually quite easy!
The following weekend I was back in Boston and ran a 5K in 22.30. So that was it - 42.2+42.2+5K; 26.2+26.2+3 M; 4h08+4h09+22 - 8h39. In 1992, 22 years ago, I ran the 90KM/54M Comrades Marathon in 8h57 - at this rate of improvement, I might actually be quite fast by the time I am 90!
AND, most importantly, we raised $8900 for Pedi Oncology!! What an amazing year! THANK YOU for making this such a banner year! It adds a huge amount to the run to know that so much more is going to such a worthy cause.
I updated some pictures on the Website. THANKS once more!!
Paul
2 years ago
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Paul
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Right! Miles 26.3 to 52.4/42…
Right! Miles 26.3 to 52.4/42.3 to 84.4 km coming up, $8646 raised and still coming in!! You can track the run from 7am GMT at http://map.virginmoneylondonmarathon.com/2015/
Number is 55936 starting time 10h10 GMT (+5 EST). THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!! Paul
2 years ago
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Paul
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Wow! That was quite a year!!…
Wow! That was quite a year!! What a great race, what great friends. We STORMED past the $5000 minimum and have even easily surpassed the $7500 - so far about $8500 raised. THANKS so much for your generosity - there were some really huge donations this year, and there were many more donors than ever.

The running was quite a year too - training through nine feet of snow this winter and some really cold weather. The race itself was a cold and windy day - not ideal running conditions, but better than extreme heat - or snow! I ran with a friend and colleague (and donor!) Tom Randall for much of the way, which was very fun. Lagged way behind another friend and donor Romney Resney who came is at about 3h26 (90th in her division!!)

We got stuck in the pack of runners at the start - a really slow start all out to 10K, then picked up the pace running uphill to Wellesley, 3 minutes off the 4 hour target pace at the 21K half at 1h58, pulled through the hills to come out by BC at 35K at 3h20, didn't manage to kick properly on the run in to Boston, and came in just over 4 hours at 4h08 - but I'm happy - I'll take it!

Afterwards went down to O'Leary's as tradition now for an Irish stew and Guinness with a number of serial marathoners who gather there - 12, 38, 169, and 218 marathons respectively amongst all other the runners at the table, one former age division Boston winner - drinkers with a serious running problem! We missed Mike Piper from New Zealand who had run over 100 marathons, second in his age division in Boston one year, and who passed away this year from cancer. He was in our thoughts and we had a round for him, which was special.

So now the good news is your can track ANOTHER run on Sunday. I'll be in London for the marathon there, so will send my number on to you on Saturday. In 1993, 22 years ago I ran the 89km/54mile Comrades marathon in 8h57 - 4h15 marathons x 2 plus a 5KM at about 5 1/2 kms. So seems I have a seven minute cushion at the marathon split 4h08 + ? London - before heading back for the big one - 5K the following weekend in Boston, to try and get in under 8h57! Lets hope I haven't overtrained for the 5K.

Training plans for London.... taper taper taper!

Thanks so much for the support once again - much appreciated! What a year! The support from donors, and the cause for which we raise money, makes the marathon so much more than a simple race - thanks all!

Paul



2 years ago
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Paul
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Hi all! Well here we are -…
Hi all!

Well here we are - what a great year already ! THANK you all for your tremendous generosity - we raised well over $8000 to help the families of children with cancer. There's the phrase "the loneliness of the long dance runner" - but nothing could be further from the truth - this marathon is a team effort. Thank you so much for making it possible. The running is the easy part - its the fundraising that's challenging.

Tomorrow you can, apparently, track your investment! Go to http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon/participant-information/baa-boston-marathon-mobile-app.aspx for the app download. My running number is 30320. (I hope you know how to download apps - my kids are away so I don't.)

I'll be starting at the back with the slackers at 11h30 or so. I will go through the half marathon in 1hr55, give or take a few minutes. After that....well we'll see!

The BAA website is http://www.baa.org/races/boston-marathon.aspx

Bad news: weather forecast, cold, rain, wind in your face. Good news: best running weather so far this year!

Thanks for the support!
Paul

3 years ago
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Kris Lukauskis
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