ING Georgia Marathon – Winning Results!

My results: NANCY PECK (Half)| Bib #10128|SUNAPEE, NH – USA | Age 42 | F
7:04:17 AM EST 42:16 1:31:09
TIME Chip Time: 1:31:09 Clock: 1:31:45 Pace: 6:57
Place Overall: 88 Gender: 14 Division: 1

Actually because of chip time, I was 1st in my age group- and 12 overall – – I see that they gave me the 1st in age because of chip time, but not overall. There are rules of gun time qualification, so I understand. BUT there is quite a crazy story to the start….

My excuses: Although not everyone needs excuses, it is always good to know what you could do differently next time to get a better result.

1. No speed work
2. No sleep (6 hours in 2 days)
3. Change in routine – new racing flats (Speedstars – very happy – no blisters) – new socks (LUCKY Julie Sullivan Irish socks) .. you just never know when you try something new. I admit that if I was to change more than it may not be as easy…
4. Hot Atlanta – I have been running in 20 degrees, neg 20 degrees and all those temps in between.
5. No mile signs, No clocks, I had no idea where in the race I was and what my efforts toward my goal would be…..
6. 20 mile run the day before didn’t help with being “fresh” that is for sure.

Things that went well:
1. Nice cushy bed at Judy’s – so the sleep (4 hours I got) was good!
2. Pre race meal – wheat toast with Smart Balance.
3. Training – Boston training, long runs and “junk Miles”
4. Positive attitude – I CAN DO IT!
5. Connection – the ability to dig deep and connect, make it happen.

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Nancy Peck Cook is a trainer and speaker who has presented in front of large and small audiences for the past 25 years.  Her work as an executive and volunteer trainer for the American Cancer Society during the growth of the signature activity Relay For Life trained professionals to be more confident and successful in their roles. 

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