Sunday, August 19, 2012

ENDURrun Stage 7: The Marathon

The marathon is the 7th and final stage of the ENDURrun. It starts at the same park in Conestogo where the half marathon started last Sunday, but is a different courses. It’s a 2 loop course, so on the second lap, you know exactly where you are in relation to finishing, which can be both a good thing and a bad thing.

I had set out to run a 4:05 marathon today. At the 32 km mark, it was still a possibility, but when I had 8 km left in the race I knew it was no longer going to happen. I figured at that point that I’d be around 4:15. I felt a little sorry for myself, but then quickly realized that I was being silly. I had already run over 150 km since Sunday and only had less than 8 more to go. I was doing something that most people would never dream of doing and I was doing it well. My finish time would still be a good time and I should feel proud and thankful that I’m able to do this.
I plugged away at it and finished my marathon in a time of 4:12 and change.

I came. I ran. I finished. I'm very proud to say that in 2012, I am still One Tough Runner!

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This was a fantastic week and I got to spend it with an amazing group of people. The runners and the volunteers are among the best in the world. Thanks to you all for another successful ENDURrun!


  1. Congratulations Vicki, 2 consecutive Ultimate finishes. You are 1TR. Lloyd Schmidt, ENDURrun Director.

  2. I don't think you're being silly. You need to have goals. I think that 4:05 goal helped you run a great race.