Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Flying Pig Marathon

This marathon was a huge accomplishment for me and I am so proud of myself! Not only did have a good race but I also taught a 5:30am yogalates class Monday morning after a marathom on Sunday and a 6:30pm spin class! I also taught two classes today :) My body feels good. I am meeting Angie to run 6miles in the morning, hopefully it will be a good run!

Flying Pig Expo

Registration Pick up

Pigs everywhere!

The Flying Pig is a hilly course but I do believe training with a jogging stroller helped me a lot! Also when I ran on the treadmill I would keep my incline on 2% as much as possible and never going below 1%. It was a huge race! 31,000 people. My official time was 4:02:38. According to my Garmin a ran a total of 26.52 mile from having to weave in and out of all the people. When I hit 26.2 I was at 3:59:41. 9:09pace! I fininshed in the top 6% of females in my age group and in the top 26% overall. 
My dad suprised us on Saturday night, driving from Alabama to watch me! A wonderful surprise that means so much to me! When I was wanting to slow down I would think my dad just drove 9 hours to watch me, keep going!
Also it is amazing how much breaking up the course up in parts helps me. The first 6.5 I was praying for my nephew and soon to be neice or nephew and before I knew it, it was time to move to the next person. The crowd support was amazing and it helps make the time go by also. I knew when I crossed each timing mat family and friends would be getting text alerts to know how I was doing and prayers would be going up for me. So I kept pushing along!
It was a great experience and I can not wait to do it again!

Pictures from the big day

Running with 31,000 people!

Great posters!

Hot Day!
Best part of the race - the "Hog Washes" along the second half of the course. Life savers!!


Mommy and JT

JT's first marathon


  1. yay, Lisa! This is awesome! I am SOOOO proud of you! xoxo!

  2. So proud of you, Lisa! And those really were the BEST posters EVER!!!