I knew it wasn't going to be a BQ kinda day for the MB marathon. As I've mentioned in previous posts, my training cycle was far below what it should have been for marathon racing because of sickness and that darn foot thingy. But...there is always a glimmer of hope. Each time I toe that start line, I believe there is always a possibility I may have the best race of my life and finally reach that goal. If ever I lose that glimmer, I'll probably hang up all my racing flats...
I helped out with packet pickup on Thursday night and was able to see my buddies from last year. I always get excited about PPUD and this was no exception! On Friday, I volunteered at the Grand Strand Running Club booth and saw many of my friends from NC coming to race. Again, a fun and exciting time.
The race itself was my best for that day. Still figuring out my nutrition but it was a lot better than before. I ran several miles with my CRW race team member Trey Michael and some with his wife, Amy. Mostly, I was on my own and found myself thinking ahead to my short distance training and the next marathon, which will most likely be MB again. On an extremely happy note, the man from last year who collapsed on the course and I saw them doing CPR was actually running in the half this year. Wow! You can't keep a runner down I guess! My time was 4:28...Not my best, but not my worst either. It is what it is and now it is time for a new training season.
Happy Running to you all!!
Follow Your Dream!!