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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Portland Marathon finish

Ran a 4:03. Wayyyyyy disappointing. No cramping though my legs felt
stiff for the first 24 miles. Magically I ran a 7:59 and a 7:24 the
last two miles. So that's the only positive.
The weather was perfect. The course was flat. I just bombed and knew
it before the end of the first mile. I put too much pressure on
myself. I was taking gells and drinking water and salt. But all that
shit was just making me feel worse. Finally at Mile 21 I said 'enough'
and treated the run like a normal long run. By the time Mile 23 rolled
around I felt better and sprinted the last few miles in.
I have no excuses. If I can run the last 2.2 miles in under 7:40 pace
then I should have been able to do much better.

I guess it is all in my head.

I gotta get ready to fly to Phoenix. I'll do a full race report later.


Blogger Sadie J said...

I'm proud of you for sticking through it, finishing well, and beyond that for getting through a tough summer of new faces, new training, new city, and all sorts of new challenges. You have 25+ teammates who know that your time says nothing about those speedy fast legs of yours. I guess we'll all have to wait a little longer for the time on the clock to match the talent in the legs. :)

Enjoy the training for your new job. We'll catch up in Austin when you get back.

October 4, 2009 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger lindsay said...

what happened? you are so speedy and had solid training in the books. hope you can figure out 'what went wrong'! you deserve a bq!!

safe travels home and good luck starting the new job. congrats on finishing another marathon - it's always an accomplishment in itself!

October 5, 2009 at 6:51 AM  
Blogger Ms. V. said...

You did fabulously, even if you feel like you didn't.

Hang in there. You stuck it out, and that's what we get to do!!! Congrats on that anyway.

October 5, 2009 at 7:30 PM  

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