“Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.” – Dean Karnazes

Quote sums up my 5th FULL:

  • first marathon in USA Eastern Time Zone (never adjusted to the 2 hour time difference)
  • last marathon in the South for several months (temps are already heating up in Dixie)

Race Highlights:

  • the Omni Hotel (marathon started at CNN Center – super convenient)
  • Martin Luther King Nat’l Historic Site (mile 4)
  • the Carter Center (mile 6)
  • Emory University (mile 16) – super positive student volunteers
  • Georgia Tech (mile 24) – universities are always mighty scenic, runner eye candy

 

Paced well for 14 miles – up and down, up and down, one hill after another.

At mile 16, I grabbed water.  At mile 17, I started walking up the highest hills.  At mile 23, my quads ceased – too many hills, serious lactic acid buildup, began walking.  Pulled it together & produced a slow crawl for the final mile thru Atlanta’s downtown.

Not a fine moment but I finished.  Tough day – my 2nd worst time to date.

 

1575     K R Haga     Louisville    CO        4:45:14

UPDATE:

4 weeks ‘til my April marathon in Salt Lake.  Only 2 days after Atlanta I biked 17 miles (indoors), followed by a 1000 yard swim.  Wednesday 545am, I biked another 17 miles & on Thursday (only 4 days after the Georgia Marathon) I ran 10 miles.

Already solved my calorie count in March (now eating 5 small meals a day).  In April, I start outdoor cycling AND train for marathon #6 (my first in altitude).  Colorado winter almost over, time to fully commit.  No more excuses.

 

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2 Responses to Georgia Marathon

  • Donna says:

    Hi Keenan,

    Great job well done!!!! My corroded knee hurts just thinking of it. I am happy for you that you are able to do all of the things you love. Keep up the good work! Good luck in your future runs and all other endeavors.
    Love,
    Donna

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