Lauren Fleshman after 2:37:23 debut and tattoo removal at New York City Marathon 2011

Lauren Fleshman after 2:37:23 debut and tattoo removal at New York City Marathon 2011

Lauren Fleshman talks after running her debut marathon in 2:37:23 at the 2011 ING New York City Marathon. Leading into the race Fleshman has an abbreviated training cycle, a "hard" taper and some minor injuries to deal with. It wasn't the smoothest road but she had a solid run and came away excited about the experience with lessons learned. Fleshman was also asked to remove a temporary tattoo that had her energy bar's company name, "Picky Bars," just minutes before the start of the race.