I actually said that to someone today who told me that I needed to take a walk with her.
I ran the Towpath Marathon Sunday morning in the Cleveland area. I ran a 4:35. My goal was 4:30 so I missed it by five minutes. Five minutes?!? I feel like it was a good showing for my first marathon, but at the same time those five minutes are killing me! It was too hot for a marathon really, it was 80 by the time I finished. That’s not exactly ideal conditions and I didn’t prepare my nutrition for that level of heat. But mostly mile 25 killed me. I easily could have shaved two or more minutes off mile 25. But mile 26 and .2 was back within my goal pace so that’s a victory! I think I’ll be doing it again…I can’t believe I’m saying that right now. During the race, I definitely was wondering what in the h-e-double hockey sticks I had gotten myself into! But now I’m recovered and ready to run again.
On Sunday I’ll be a bike escort for the Columbus Marathon. I’m responsible for the second place male in the full marathon competition. I am really excited! This year is a good year for Columbus, the man that I’m escorting will most likely qualify for the Olympics!