Sunday, September 20, 2009

Berlin Is Done

What a city, what a race. There's much to say about the Berlin Marathon, but no time (or energy!) to do it justice now. I'll just note that on a very warm day I nailed my nutrition and hydration, got in a good groove and the kilometers seemed to sail by, well, not effortlessly, but in good order.


That's a PR by 8 minutes and 58 seconds.

And check this out: I ran nearly even splits on the front and back half of the race!

1st half: 1:34:24
2nd half: 1:35:30

More in a couple of days. Now, a Budweiser awaits (the real one, imported from Czech Republic).

My results are here.


  1. Congratulations, Pete. Amazing effort--all the physical *and* mental preparation paid off.

  2. Wow, Pete! That is SO great! You set yourself a goal and BAM!

  3. Congratulations! 9 minutes off your PR is awesome. I can only hope to do as well; it'd be good enough for a BQ. I'll take it as evidence that FIRST works!

    Seriously, great job; I'm so glad to hear that it went well. Enjoy that well-deserved Budweiser (BudVar or something right?).

  4. Congratulations! Love, deb

  5. Excellent job, Pete!
    Glad to see your hardwork, preparation, and dedication paid off with a huge PR for you!
    Very nicely done.