2022 Philadelphia Marathon

Raced on

This was my first official marathon. I ended up with a time of 4:05:16.

The last eight miles were a struggle and put a lot of strain on my legs and knees. I had to walk a decent chunk during those eight miles, but the crowd kept me motivated. The result was close to my goal of four hours.

Although this was my first official marathon, it was not my first time running this distance. I had no training regimen besides running long distances on the weekend so I was probably bad about my training. The month before the marathon I had three consecutive Saturdays where I ran an equivalent distance unofficially with faster times. This injured my knee and caused a fair amount of stress.