Saturday, October 19, 2013

Marathon completed

First of all, I have taken a break from blogging to focus on a few other things in my life- being a good wife, mother, friend, and teacher. Please tell me how those of you that work, train, spend time with your family/ friends, do housework, and blog do it all! I have decided that blogging will take the backseat; however, I still have great ideas and really want to start a GOOD blog. I don't like to do things only partly. For now, this will be a place for me to pop in when I have time. 

Well marathon weekend was last weekend.  I have so much to write about and so much to say. For now I'll leave you will a few pics and comments. 
Marathon start in corral B. Loved watching the elites warm up while I sat and shivered. 
I saw my sister and hubby 3 times on the course. Such a boost. 

Well I finished in 3:29. 1 minute and 22 seconds off a PR.  I'm not upset with the time. I'm upset with how I ran the race. It was almost 100% positive splits. Terrible. The first half was awesome and fairly consistent at 7:40-7:50 pace but at mile 16 I hit a wall will stomach cramps galore. I allowed myself to slow down but not walk. At mile 19 the 3:25 pace group passed me and I just had to hang on. My Dream of a PR was unrealistic and I knew that because of my training but I had a little bit of hope. I'm glad I worked at staying mentally in it an not giving up when they passed me. My last 3-4 miles went up to 8:15-8:30. I ran the race all wrong. Live and learn. Another marathon in the books. It was a beautiful day and Chicago knows how to put together a fantastic race. I love love this race!!! 

When I have time... More to come.  I took the week off and did an easy 7 today. Hoping to recover well for a 10K next week!! 

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