Filed under: MULTISPORT
MY FIRST MARATHON!!! this photo was taken pretty early on in the race. the smile faded as the run went on. I nearly made my ‘goal time’ – 3:50, although secretly i wanted to qualify for Boston. I was not planning on having to walk over a mile from the metro to the start line, so i was late for the official start and WAYYY behind my desired pace group. Little did i know how much it was going to start hurting right around 23 miles… i probably could have walked those last few faster than i trotted that day. Oh, well. Next time i’ll know what to expect. All i ate that day was one orange slice because the gu they offered on the course had caffine and i was afraid of upsetting my stomach. I wore my fuel belt, but just carried water in the bottles.