Sunday, July 25, 2010

San Fran, Done!


I'll write more later but wanted to give a quick update about San Francisco: I did it, I ran the full and I finished!! Marathon #17 - check!!
The heel quasi-cooperated and though I could feel it, it wasn't painful so when I hit the half-way point, I was feeling ok due to drastically keeping my pace SLOOOOW, so I just decided to keep going and see if I could finish this full. Around mile 17 is when I first noticed the heel yelling but it was manageable, nothing at all like it had yelled the week before, just slightly more painful than earlier in the race. I turned the pace down even more here ... and my lack of proper marathon training became evident! I never had to walk, but man o man was I drastically slow. But the whole purpose of this race wasn't about a great finish line time, it was purely about finishing. I'm thrilled with my 4:18 time, which is about a good half hour slower than I'm capable. It gave me hope that I can get this heel fixed and train well again. And THAT was the purpose of this little experiment. I'm very happy!
A huge thank you for all your words of support for this race, it meant a LOT to me - you have to know that I thought so much about the blog world while I was out there and those that sent me wishes. This has been a very trying few months and your words definitely helped!
I'll share more when I return home to Denver next week, with more picture and stories (and how Katie A. and I have totally have had a blast here in S.F.!!).
And now it's time for the heal to heel......I mean heel to heal :).

62 comments:

Kenley said...

Congratulations Jill! I know you had a blast there. I am glad that you are happy with your performance albeit you had some heel issues that you now, need to work out. Be good.

HappyTrails said...

You are AWESOME! Glad you were able to do it, have fun, and with a smile, too!!! We are looking forward to the full report. LOVE the header photo if I haven't told you yet! :-)
K

Meg said...

Yeah, Jill! We looked everywhere for you on the course! Cheering was as much fun as running, I'm happy you had a blast in SF. We did too! Big hugs, more later!

Runners Fuel said...

Good job!!

elaine said...

thank you SO much for posting. I was thinking about you today. Great job! Omigosh, for your training and heel problems, that is an heroic effort.

LMC said...

Congrats on #17! You rock! I love experiments, particularly if you get the intended results! :) I'm glad that you are happy about SF and hopeful about what's next. Rest up! Looking forward to the full report and some pix!

Christina said...

Good job on #17. I hope you get your heel problem resolve. Rest well. I look forward to reading your race report.

Mizht said...

wow.

truly.

inspiring and motivating and NOW Im off to run.

treadmill---but its something right? :)

Julie said...

Hi Jill,
Woo hoo! You did awesome on marathon #17! I think that you have a great time and even with a sore heel:) I am so proud of you and you should be thrilled! Take care of yourself and enjoy the rest of your time in California!

brian said...

Great Job on #17!!! Hopefully that heel will get better quickly!

Anne said...

Wow! Congratulations on number 17! 4:18 would have me jumping all over the place for joy...pace is so relative :) :)
You're awesome!

Anne said...

So glad to hear you made it and apparently had some fun the first half. Love the new look of the blog too. Looking forward to those photos and post-run insights. Sure hope you are continuing to enjoy San Francisco.

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

That is not a bad time at all considering your heel and all those hills! You did wonderful. Congratulations! When I ran my first Boston in 1999, I ran it with a left side tibial stress fracture. Started out as shin splints but I kept training, high mileage, hills, and that's how it happened. Finished that run in 3:47 if my memory serves me right and didn't run again until about 6 weeks later. Hope the heal heels quickly for you.

C2Iowa said...

Put it in the books! #17 was a success. Glad you accomplished what you wanted. You are still faster and stronger than some of us....

Looking forward to the full report with pics. +1 Anne -enjoy the rest of your visit in SF.

Mark said...

Fantastic, Jill! So glad to hear you are encouraged! # 17! That's amazing!

Teamarcia said...

I'm elated to hear this Jill! So happy the heel cooperated to the extent it did and you finished in a great time and had one as well. Awesome! Now heal heel!

DRog said...

Jill-
Congratulations on the finish! That's funny you mention the blogosphere on your run, I had the same experience this weekend in my race, thought of you in SF was wondering how it was going. Glad it was manageable - now get well!
-Derek

Laura said...

Congrats!! Another awesome time!

Jocelyn said...

YEAHH!! Congrats! :)

Jennifer said...

Yay! Now rest up and heal that heel (hehe)! Personally I think that's a great time, it takes my 45 minutes longer to finish a full. Have a great week!

ShutUpandRun said...

Congrats on #17. Despite the heel issue you did it and I knew you could...can't wait to hear more about the trip!

zamgirl5 said...

Great job Jill!!! I knew you could finish it!!!

ajh said...

Yeah! I thought of you off and on yesterday, tried to do the time change thing and wondered where in the marathon you were. This bloggy world and how we care about each other is amazing! I don't think others get it but I am sooo glad you were successful! 17 marathons- Wow! I will be doing #6 this fall.

marathonmaiden said...

congrats! that is so awesome and impressive that you were able to run so well with your heel :)

and marathon 17? wayyyyy impressive as well!

Marlene said...

CONGRATULATIONS! So glad your heel (and determination!) allowed you to finish.

Johann said...

Well done! 4:18 is still very good. Rest well!

suzy@countdownto26.2 said...

4:18 is awesome! Can't wait to see more pics. Congrats!

AZ said...

Congrats on the marathon. Glad your heel cooperated.

Velma said...

Take time to heal the heel :) Nice work!!

Whitney said...

Awesome! Now get that heel healed. :)

Tim F said...

Great job, way to go!

funderson said...

well done!

Davide (The Artist Formarly Known As Moose) said...

Hey Jill, sorry I haven't been much online to cheer on you, but I am very happy to see you're always very BA!! Congratulations, you did a wonderful job! Ciao

Jamoosh said...

Good for you! #17 - rock on!

Michelle said...

Congratulations on completing #17!!!

Irene said...

I knew you could do it! Now it's time to rest up and HEAL.

*High fives*

runningcommentaries said...

Great job! i was wondering how you did! Can't wait to hear more.

Run Jess Run said...

Great job, girl!

Happy Feet 26.2 said...

Awesome! Now get some rest and let the healing begin. Nice to be able to jog a 4:18, right?

Jon Gilchrist said...

bravo on finishing number 17!

Heather said...

Great job on another marathon! Glad your heel didn't cause you too much pain.

Suzy said...

Congrats on finishing your 17th marathon!! I hope you can take some time and get your heel sorted out so the pain is gone.

onelittletrigirl said...

Awesome job- 17 marathons...WOW...I think you are amazing! hope the heel, heals :)

All Things Jaime said...

You're amazing!! I can only dream of 17 marathons! :)

Meg said...

Way to go, girl! That is definitely a tough course and you finished it, number 17!! I'm glad you had a fun trip, it's nice to get away and see new and different things. This trip was just what you needed and now you can HEEL, oops, I mean HEAL up!

Adam said...

congrats!!!!!! I'm so glad that your heel (basically) held out.

Staci Dombroski said...

Way to go!!! What an inspiration!

Scott Keeps Running said...

You're a rock star!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I knew knew knew you'd do it!!!! I am so happy for you!

Slomohusky said...

Hi Jill!

Jim said...

Sounds like a glorious success to me, especially considering the hell your heel could have wrought if it had chosen to be ornery! (I'm sure it was tough deciding whether to do SFM or the BIX!)

The Green Girl said...

I'm so glad we got to meet in San Francisco, Jill. It was really good to see you in person. I'm thrilled that your heel held up for most of the race and that you were able to finish. ::smiles::

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Yay! I'm glad you ended up having a good race! :)

Molly said...

I am SO happy for you. And your smile says it all!

Sending your heel a virtual Get Well Soon card.

: )

Miriam of Filly Runner said...

Great Job! I wish I could have run San Fransisco it seemed like so much fun.

Jamie said...

Congrats! Glad your heel is doing better and cooperated in SF.

Lesley said...

Congrats on the finish! SF is definitely on my bucket list, so I enjoyed reading your post. Happy heel healing.

Jaime Runs said...

Congratulations on a great race!

ajh said...

When is your race report coming?

I do not live by Lake Champlain - wish I did but it is not terribly far away. The house where my lucky son is house sitting and being paid a lot of money to do so is right on Lake Champlain and gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I had to visit him at it last night because his "friends" are visiting him today!

Sherri said...

#17 Done!!! Congratulations!! Your Awesome!

Black Knight said...

Congrats on your marathon. Now a bit of rest and very soon you will be ready for new adventures!

Jocelyn said...

CONGRATS!! #17...wow I hope I can run that many some day