there's something sweet about stopping when you know things have gone pear-shaped and carrying on would be just boneheaded. Well done! In the meantime, you've taken another crack at it, seen Chicago, shared some larfs and have a story to tell. What's not to like.
Rest up. There's a relay at the end of May that has your name on it.
You’re absolutely right mark. I knew I’d do some probability type calculations near the halfway point. That’s where the course leaves downtown and you’re really committed to doing the whole thing because it’s probably harder to bail than finish.
Race ‘plan’ was 4:25’s for 30 k, then at most 5:00 kms for the next 10 and then hopefully skipping through the meadow for the last bit with the crowds. Id already started to hit 5:00 minute kms, and more, by 18. I felt pretty lousy. This was the right call and it wasn’t hard to make. None of the other 9 marathons I’ve done felt like that.
Good call Wes, 42km is too far if the legs aren't there.
Dylan Wykes quit Boston around 5km in cause he had nothing. Rest up and get healthy!
You’ll get it next time. Better than suffering through the second half and hating every second as you drag yourself around.