Let’s cut to the important part: 2:54:06, 12th place (yeah, this was a really competitive race).
That’s a really impressive marathon from someone who two years ago was barely a 1:43 half marathon. But as much of an advance as it represents, it seems like a race that didn’t quite come together. I really thought my fitness level was better than this race.
After a fantastic and flawless training season, I went out there to race on the edge and attempt a 2:50. I came through the half a few seconds past 1:25 and then just didn’t feel ready on the second half. It could have been the cold weather. It could have been my sorry excuses for long runs didn’t leave me ready. It could just have been a bad day. I could have been way off on the estimate of my level of fitness. I don’t know. I felt like Kara Goucher in the NY marathon last year. Read more >>