Saturday, November 12, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
I made it through my first marathon. Victory. My time however was 50 minutes longer than my 5 hour worst case scenario. And I had dreams of 4:30-4:45. I was going strong until mile 16. My feet were hurting badly and I had some IT Band pain. But fitness-wise I felt like I was there. My engine was running great but my suspension had some worn out parts.
It would have been a perfect day to set a new PR for a Half-Marathon. I should run even slower for the first half.
Around mile 17 wile running though some neighborhood I saw a pull up bar so I stopped and did 5.
The course overall was pretty good. Compared to my 2 half marathons it was pretty flight. My only complaint was with some of the real narrow tight turns. Some of the early ones people bunched up and were forced to walk. Also some of the paths through the residential neighborhoods were not that clearly marked. I was alone on them a couple of times and wasn't sure I was going the right way.