Another marathon done..and a PB by 20 min. I didn’t make my goal but did have some personal victories:
@10km and @ 21.1km- 2nd fastest times in a race
@15km , @30km and @35km– fastest times in a race
The wheels came off hard after 35km. I had cramping and a lot of breathing issues. I really wanted to stop…bad. The last 7km seemed insurmountable. But I didn’t…and ended up with a PB by 20min over the Flying Pig in May.
Some awesome friends waited for us on the Red Hill at the 26km mark – a wonderful site on a lonely stretch of highway…
The hubs snapped a pic at 35km – delirious to see some friends..
Post run back at home, the hubs was kind enough to make me a much needed coffee while I took an ice bath. When I was done, I found this waiting for me from the hubs:
Kate Spade bag the hubs got on his recent trip. He is the best.
-having the school open before the race was great! We met all our friends in the atrium and had a nice warm place to wait.
-the route wasn’t exciting but overall pretty good…except the last km. It was way off and running over the gravel part did nothing for my huge blisters.
-the volunteers were great. We were doing a lot of yelling and cheering and they joined in heartily.
-my 2 friends who didn’t leave me and the rest of our friends who waited around to see us finish…THANKS!!
-the 2 people who came to saw hi that recognized me from the blog...HI! Leave me a comment as I cannot remember your names..I was getting nervous at that point... :)
-nutrition – I ate 3 GUs …that is it. No wonder I bonked hard. For some reason I thought I had gone through more – duh. Lots of improvement is needed here!
-blisters…again! They were bad again –including a huge blood blister that I have never had before. They were so gross I could not even take a pic of them.
-the last km – see above.
So… in each race I learn something and grow as a runner and person.
And in the end, no matter how slow I am..I get better, I don’t give up and keep on running in this never ending race.
thanks for sticking by…..