|Marathon 49 - Tulsa, OK||Story*Training*Injury*Schedule*Spectators*Statistics|
A 2 hour drive to Boston, and a hotel stay were required to get me on the 5AM flight, so that I could make packet pickup.
1000 marathoners, and a couple thousand half and relay (and there was a quarter-marathon).
Like Kentucky, this out and back course followed the Arkansas river down the riverwalk, crossing the river in a few places.
Concrete on a majority of the course had me aching by mile 10.
The real drag was the hills starting at 22. The could be an unbelievably fast marathon, save for the 4 very step hills when you have nothing left.
I ran a 2:02 first half, followed by a 2:40.
I had 30 minutes to catch my connection to Boston, then a 2 hour ride home, which got me in a 2AM
One more to go.
Updated Nov. 22nd, 2007