I can’t believe I haven’t posted about this yet, but I’m new to this whole blog thing, and I just kept putting it off.
In the weeks leading up to the race, I finally completed my 20+ mile training run (21.25!) and began the taper. I decided on my training fuel (ShotBlocks.. thanks to Dorothy at Mileposts for her awesome article about marathon fueling!) I researched about pacing groups, trying to decide what my new goal time should be, and finally just decided not to make a decision. I talked and thought about running way too much. But after taking the first half of my finals, I finally flew home to do what I had been training for!
On May 5th, 2013, I completed the Pittsburgh marathon in 3:47:28.
The marathon is certainly it’s own animal. But I loved every second of it. It was everything I thought it would be, and then some. And I can’t wait to do another.