Semper Fidelis

Semper Fidelis, originally uploaded by edkohler.

Nathan was right. This is an awesome marathon course. I was still putting my post race bag in the delivery truck when the gun went off.

Running down Constitution Avenue past the Washingtom Memorial was my favorite part.

The wheels came off passing the Pentagon between 23-25. Pride alone made my legs shuffle the last 1.2 miles to the finish.

My legs have never hurt this much post race.

The most emotional part of the race was reading the signs of inspiration on the backs of racers. While climbing at mile 2, I followed a woman who’s sign said she was running for her husband who was killed in Iraq. I saw way too many of those signs on runners.

9 thoughts on “Semper Fidelis”

  1. Congrats and way to go! The marathon text message updates and maptrack feature on the marathon website made it fun to follow you (and a bit nerve wracking during the final 4 miles)! 🙂

  2. Congrats Ed! Around 10:30 or 11:00 I went to the same site the Carly did. Cool feature indeed.

    So, up for a skate/stairs tomorrow? Ok, maybe not. 😉

  3. Thanks guys.

    Nathan, I don’t know why it said I’m 170. I’m currently 191. Maybe I was more optimistic when I filled out my registration

    Mike, I’m thinking destination marathons are pretty fun. It’s a great way to see a city.

  4. Congrats, Ed!

    I agree on the destination marathons (maybe just half marathons in my case). The TC marathon course is pretty much exactly where I take guests when they visit.

  5. Kick ass Ed. That marathon tracker site wass cool stuff indeed. Seems like an appropriate feature to follow a technology evangalist. Anyway, good job.

  6. Destination marathons, eh…well, then maybe I should mention that a Pacific Coast bike ride could include one of these.
    Or, maybe just the half marathon, like Erica mentioned, would be wiser.

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