x every day: Sunday 3 May

03 May 2009

Today I saw lots of riverfront trail. I had thought the marathon course looped around the river, but it first dipped south with the half-marathoners, then made some very confusing twists, turns, and backtracks. It was a tough race for me. On the one hand I had a terrible race day-- stomach cramps for 18 miles, my slowest marathon yet, 28 minutes off my goal time. On the other I am thankful for great running conditions, a beautiful, flat course, and racing-- and finishing-- with my brother. Although I seriously considered running the half for the first 14 miles of the race, I did complete another marathon.