Monday, November 17, 2008
This past weekend was the San Antonio Marathon gone Rock n Roll. They had 33,000 people sign up for the race! I was amazed on the ocean of people filling Broadway at the start. Rita was running this as her first marathon and had high hopes of qualifying for Boston. The start was a brisk 40 degrees with calm winds so it was a good day to run a fast marathon. Rita set out to run a 3:30 which would be well under the 3:40 needed for Boston. I saw her at the 14 mile mark and she was on target and lookin happy. A little later I saw her at mile 21 and she was on pace...but not lookin happy. Missy and Grant were kind enough to come down from Austin to show some support and help pace her the last few miles. In the end Rita QUALIFIED for Boston in a time of 3 hours 32 minutes and 23 seconds! Both of us are looking forward to taking a trip to Boston this April. Also congrats to my friend Angie Balentine who also qualified for Boston and congrats to the thousands of finishers of the San Antonio Marathon!
Posted by Austin Tri-Cyclist at 8:17 AM