Oh man, I was tracking you and knew something went way wrong. I was worried that your injury had come out full force. Hope you’re ok physically and that you can drown your day in some booze while you regroup. I have to say, at one point I was thinking “I’ll bet she’s writing her blog post/race report at this very moment”, because that’s how I spent the last few miles of Philly. Hugs to you girl, this is only one race and 2010 promises to be MUCH better.
That totally sucks. I am so sorry. Hopefully you can figure out what happened over the next day or so. Drink up and numb the pain, you’ll certainly live to run another much better performance. Have you given any consideration to giving the marathon a break and running shorter stuff for a bit?
Ugh. I’m so sorry. You know the drill, though. Lick your wounds, have a good beer (or three), eat some good food. In a few days, start thinking about running and where you want to go with this.
I have to admit, I think the idea of playing with different distances is a good one. Sometimes we get so mentally focused on hitting a specific time for a specific distance that it becomes an albatross around the neck. Focusing on something different will be a refreshing break.
I missed you, but it’s good I didn’t witness that. I had a good race from the time point of view but the second half was not fun. Cold, windy, Ugh. After mile 20 I was thinking “Why the foxtrot do I run marathons? This sucks.” But I know I’ll feel differently next week. And so, hopefully, will you.
I’m sorry to hear about the race. I know it’s a disappointing result, especially after all of the training that went into the race. The only advice I’d offer is don’t make any decisions hastily. Sulk, stew in your juices, and then pull yourself up and think about what what comes next. You are a very good runner!
I’m so sorry things went the way they did. I also think focusing on something different would be refreshing. I trained for 5K/10K one season when I was talked out of training for another marathon,and I really enjoyed the different type of training and getting some PR’s in those distances. It also helped me a ton when I did train for another marathon. I’m doing it again this spring instead of a spring marathon and then going for a fall one. Be nice to yourself – it was a lot of hard work you did!