Four bathroom stops didn't help. But they weren't the cause of my personal meltdown. It also got a little warm today. But heat wasn't the cause of my meltdown either. Quite frankly, I have no frickin' idea why I did so badly today.
And I was humbled! I had total confidence that this would be a fairly easy, confidence-building run. After all, it was 9 miles less then last weekend and on that 35 mile run I felt good at the end. Not today. Today, I barely made it back to my car before I died!No confidence building here today!
Before the run I was having fun talking about the fourth running of the Rocky Mount Marathon and how I was going to set a course record today. Well . . . I guess I did that (new course!), but there wasn't a positive feeling about anything. No fun today. Jimbo needs to just keep last year's trophy.
A marathon is no joke. Some days are better then others and a marathon does seem fairly easy. But we all have bad days and we NEVER know when one will come along. Hey . . . it's a frickin' marathon! In Greece a guy died running one! (And a guy in Rocky Mount almost did today!)
Don't get cocky. God knows I have no reason to EVER get cocky when it comes to running . . . I'm usually DFL or darn close. But I did get cocky and didn't respect 26.2 miles.
But today, the Marathon Gods put me in my place.
I don't even want to think about the Umstead 100 . . .