Mark from Mansfield, TX (Male)
Age on race day: 48
2010 Brookings Marathon - Brookings, SD
This was my 49th marathon and I finished in 3:25:00.
I consider myself an advanced runner and I primarily run for a hobby. I decided to run a marathon because I am on a quest to run a marathon in each of the 50 States. I am a member of the 50 Statesmarathon Club and Marathon Maniacs. I picked Brookings for SD because it has a good reputation and the race fit with my schedule.
I trained for 12 months following . During my training I averaged 50 miles per week. For people thinking about running a marathon I would say speed work is essential.
The 2010 Brookings Marathon was better than expected. Great, fast, and flat course. If I were to do another race in SD I would pick this one. Great race organization and great post-race party. The weather in 2010 could not have been better; sunny, cool and a light breeze.
My recovery was no problem.
Tips/Words of Encouragement:
Put this one on your "to-do" list!
Plans to Run Another:
I plan to run another marathon because I am still on my 50 state quest. My next race is in Iowa.