I guess I can sport the 26.2 sticker on my car now! LOL
I finished my first marathon Saturday down in Champaign. I trained, stuck to a nutrition plan, ran conservatively. Still, the last 6 miles of that race ranked right up there with the hardest things I've ever done in my life. I ended up finishing in 3hours 44minutes. I said I wouldn't do it again unless it was for Ironman, but I don't know.
I guess you should never say never!
It's 2 days after the race now and my legs are still on fire! I'm taking some much needed R and R from the workout routine, and will be getting back on track slowly for my HIM training. HIM is coming up in July!!!
This has been pretty difficult to train for while keeping maintainence on my triathlon stuff. I know my cycling has suffered from all the time I spent running. My body is running on fumes. I've kept a pretty heavy schedule so far this year.
Bike: 48h 16m 50s - 940.94 Mi
Run: 72h 57m 52s - 481.74 Mi
Swim: 23h 35m - 58000 M
Now the focus will shift to the bike!! I crossed the 1/2 point of the marathon under 1:40. I'm hoping my 13.1 mile run in the HIM will be close to that. So for now, I'm going to put my run in maintainence mode and strengthen up on the bike so 56 miles won't put a hurtin' on me and my legs will be nicely warmed up for the run!
Good luck to all you others doing Racine this year too!
Also, congrats to Hans!! (Solo) another CLSB'er who rocked out 26.2 Saturday and ran with me!