Monday, May 21, 2012

Nashville and Pittsburgh Marathons

I am more than a little behind in posting considering the Nashville Rock and Roll Marathon was almost a month ago, and the Pittsburgh marathon was on May 5th (Bob's bday!). I think it was fitting that Dave ran in Pittsburgh on Bob's birthday considering Bob is from just outside Pittsburgh. Dave and Andrew also ate at the "almost world famous" Primanti Brothers and of course send photos of their delicious food to Bob. I am not sure if that was the birthday present he was looking for!

Anyway, back to the marathons. Nashville was hot as usual. However, since Nina and I are now experts at navigating cities where our husbands are running marathons we did excellent. We also went to the same places as we did last year, that may have been a factor in our excellent navigation.

I can't forget to mention that Andrew rode his BIKE to Nashville from Knoxville and then ran the marathon. I think it was about 180 miles that he did before he even ran the marathon! And he still finished the marathon in around 4 hours. CRAZY!!

Dave pulled a muscle in his back as he was getting out of the car in Nashville. He wasn't sure he was going to be able to run the race considering he couldn't stand up straight. Luckily a little TLC from Andrew's mom and myself got him loosened up enough to run the race. And he still did great finishing under 4:30!

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These guys amaze me every race! Seriously, they just keep getting better and powering through no matter the conditions.

With only a weeks break between Nashville and Pittsburgh there wasn't much recovery time for Dave or Andrew. Andrew's sister lives in Pittsburgh so Dave and Andrew were lucky enough to have a free place to stay again!

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Six marathons down, six to go! Way to go guys!!

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