I can't believe I went that slow
Monday, October 17, 2011
My marathon yesterday was crazy slow - closer to 6 hours than 5 hours. But, I was on pace for a 5 hour marathon at the half. Once I got past mile 14, my body just quit. I couldn't do it any more. My first half was 11:25 pace, and my second was about 14:30 pace. It was crazy.
But, I'm not upset. I finished it and that's what I set out to do.
I had a doctor last year who told me that I had to figure out for myself what my running "maximum mileage" was. Yesterday, it was CLEARLY 13.1. I should have turned left instead of going straight....
So, no more full marathons for me - just half marathons, 10k's and 5k's!
I guess I should probably clarify, because judging by what I've read, people think this was my first marathon. It was actually #5, after a long string of injuries. But, I'm not upset about how I did - that race entry has been hanging over my head since 2009. I had to finish it. I have other things to do right now, and since I'm slow, 20 milers take me 4+ hours (they used to only take 3 hours but not any more). Maybe in 5 years or so I will try again. But I know I can't lose weight, and work on speed if I am always training for 26.2.