My marathon goal pace was /mi with a time. My general strategy was to take it easy up Congress, take it easy through the exposition hills, and make it across Mopac feeling somewhat fresh. Then I would get back in pace, and try to pick it up in the end if I had it in me, or survive and make it through my first marathon if I didn’t.
I made it up congress pretty well, loved the crowd support after Lamar, and proceeded to the hills. After a brief pit stop on
Then the problems began. I think I took too much gu too early, I took my 4th gu near Northcross, and it had a hard time going down. Once I got to Arroyo Seca I was having trouble keeping Powerade down. My 5th gu barely went down, and I felt like I was going to throw up. I proceeded to
I got to that big hill near Hancock golf course, and thought “If I am even considering doing
On Monday I felt very good, I had muscle aches of course but my energy level was pretty high. Today I’m feeling a lot better.
My finish time was /mi. I am very happy with my time, given that it got hot and I didn’t quit. I look forward to beating it next year.
Rough Splits, I forgot a couple mile markers and lapped early/late on some
Mile 5-6: 10:05/mi
Mile 8-10: 10:26/mi
Mile 11-13: 10:07/mi
Mile 14-15: 10:14/mi
Mile 18-19: 10:04/mi
Mile 25: 11:28/mi