Here is the list I keep in the drafts folder of my WordPress dashboard of my half-marathon times for safekeeping, reference, pride, comparison, information, motivation, curiosity, training and did I mention personal pride? As you can see, there is a range of times. I know by looking at them what my training plan was, what the course and weather was that day and if I was injured or not. The times matter to me because it is the tangible record of how all those other factors impacted my race that day and ultimately THE TIME.
Paul Ryan lying about his marathon time is just absolutely stupid, foolish, arrogant and immature. To complete a marathon is a huge feat, one that I actually never plan on doing! So to lie about it diminishes the impressive accomplishment that it is. And not to put too fine a point on it, but someone who would lie about their marathon time and then when caught give a cutesy anecdote about how he confused his time with his brother’s makes me unable to trust anything coming out of his mouth ever.
2008 Big Sur half 2:18:30, 10:34 pace
2009 America’s Finest City half 2:08:31, 9:49 pace
2009 North Face Endurance Challenge, 2:29:46, 11:24 pace
2010 Marin County half 2:04:32, 9:30 pace
2010 North Face Endurance Challenge, 2:37:29, 12:00 pace
2011 America’s Finest City Half 2:08:45, 9:50 pace