I look at pictures of marathon around mile 19 and indexing. Walks are a kind of defeat and embarrassment on his face . I missed my prime (time) and secondary (target ) do not walk around with my third marathon.
The race started out much more promise. And combined with my goal pace runner. I was also in my comfort range rate. Two weeks before I ran 22 miles at a rate of 30 faster than the target. I think I have it .
And I did not until mile 13.1. That's where the half marathon participants is removed , and we marathoners still standing roll stretch the High Street. I felt really good. Remove the shirt layer. Jestemtrochę before a group rate, but I thought, " I will not go so far into the future . "
At mile 16 I looked and could see a small group of white and pink bouncing balls on a stick runners who leads Pacer .
My enthusiasm prevailed over me . I started to worry . I started to slow down.
Two miles later ( a nice little spread through the stadium at OSU ) my legs started to harden. "You're tired ," said my brain . "You have to slow down. Gotta go . "
I tried to fight it. I got to mile 19 and 20 , where there is another small hill . That whine in my head , but eventually gave up , I walked for a while. At this point my legs cooled , strained muscles , and entered the familiar pattern of walking, stretching, and running.
The pace of the group began moving next to me. I was angry and disappointed . One bright spot in all this was about 23 miles , if the coach is working quietly beside me and ran the quarter mile with me. It was the best quarter mile of my half . He told me the pain and focused on the finish. Shortly after I turned to help someone else, even though I'm back focusing on the legs. Back to the walk- run with my nike free 5.0 breathe .
At the end of the race I was already planning to come back the next race. What can I do differently? What did I do wrong ?
Ninety-nine percent of my problems with mental końcamaraton . I'm not sure. I remember that , yes, those last six miles can be painful . I am enthusiastic and before the pace. I pack runner who pushes too far ahead alone . Looking at the official division of the race I was about 4 to 5 minutes before your time target 13.1 with the pace of the group. I ended up way in the back.
So next time , I hope to focus on better discipline , and perhaps , I wear headphones just in case I need a distraction .
I do not know how much I'll be racing this determination and optimism , but it still exists. Two days after the marathon , I hobbled over two miles . My IT band was tight. I felt like s*** . But I did it , and started a new regimen of weight training at the gym . Four days after the race I ran four miles comfortably , no pain .