May 8, 2010

Woe is me-ing

During this morning's recovery run, a bug flew into my mouth AND I somehow ended up running at a speedier pace than portions of last week's marathon :O Before getting fully back into running and returning to my perky & positive self (me, really?!?!??!), I'd like to take a moment to vent....I'm going to get the monkey off my back by listing all the excuses for why last weekend's race didn't produce a PR:
  • The Avenue of the Giants course was WAY hillier than I'd expected. It was never flat.
  • It was hot. I was hot.
  • I didn't drink any electrolyte beverages/gatorade/salt tabs.
  • I paid too much attention to Garmalade and not enough to how I was feeling.
  • My right leg was acting up---something strange popped in my quad around mile 4.
  • I'd had a crazed week of data collection leading up to the race.
  • I may have over-tapered.
  • I may have overtrained by running 18 & 20 milers in February.
*** Please excuse my excuse-making, and I swear that I'll do some peppy and zany bloggin' next week!!!***

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear things didn't go 100% the way you wanted. I think your list makes lots of sense, though, and it is great to learn from!

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