August 1st, 2014

Running down the road

marathon some more

So, that marathon I did.  I finished in 5:01:08 which wasn’t everything I hoped.  I had set goals based on an ideal race and that didn’t happen for a variety of reasons.  Below the cut is me stepping back through the race to analyze what did and didn’t work so I have this for next time.

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They've sent out the link to the race day photos and there is one really nice one of me, framed against the conservatory of flowers in the park.  There are also a few where the look on my face is a nearly perfect distillation of what miles 17-20 felt like, and it's kind of awesome in its sheer awfulness.  I've never ordered a race day photo but I'm kind of tempted by these.