Just 26 seconds short of their goal!
I was a little heart broken about it because I was really hoping they would all make it. But even though they didn't "break 2" it was an incredibly amazing accomplishment. It's the closest anyone has come to a sub-2 hour marathon. And while it doesn't qualify for a world record (because of the Pacers and other fancy stuff they had) it will go down in the history books of distance running. Congrats to the Nike team, to the athletes (especially Eliud Kipchoge, who crossed the finish first) and everyone who was a part of this endeavor. It was a truly incredible effort.
My truly incredible effort for this weekend will take the form of running in the Wings for Life World Run and swimming in the Swim Miami 1 mile open water swimming event tomorrow. It will be a back-to-back event day, and I will be exhausted after, so today I tried to take it easy with a 1 mile run...
I have a conservative strategy for tomorrow so that I ensure I'm not too exhausted to complete both events. At Wings for Life I'm going to run anywhere from a mile to a 5K and then walk until the catcher car passes me. Then I'm going to hop on the shuttle bus that will take me back to the start so I can collect my medal. Hopefully I can complete the Wings for Life event and be in my car heading to Swim Miami within 1.5-2 hours of the race start 💪.
Swim Miami is part of a three-part swimming series, but unfortunately I didn't feel ready for the first one (Swim Ft. Lauderdale) so I'm only participating in Swim Miami & Swim Miami Beach...
So tomorrow (if all goes according to plan) I will get the middle medal after I swim 😊. I wish I had a preview of the Wings for Life medal but they tend to keep them a surprise. Regardless I know I'll be happy at the end of my two medal day! Wish me luck!
What's on your running/swimming/training agenda this weekend?