HOW DID IT GO? HOW DID YOU DO?
I am still reflecting on those questions and don’t have a straight answer…
I suppose how I did is an easy place to start - 10th place 1:10:57 2 seconds off of what I ran back in March at the Chilly ½
How did it go - I actually ran really well. The night before I had written out splits for 3:19/km, 3:20/km and 3:21/km. I planned on holding 3:20/km and fighting over the last couple KM to bring it down to 3:19/km. I came through 15k/19/20k pretty much BANG ON* so I was unpleasantly surprised when I came to the finish line to see the clock read 1:10:57. My watch said I had held 3:20/km for 21.3km.
Was the course off? Did I run awful tangents? Was my watch wrong? I don’t know. I am so used to making a plan executing it and getting the result. It’s one thing when the plan falls apart or if you aren’t able to execute it…. But it is frustrating to make a plan and execute it and still not get the result. In the end I ran what I ran and my fitness is what it is whether the result reflects it or not. All I can do is continue to put in the work and focus on my next race.
Congratulations to Rob Brouilette who ran a great race and posted a really fast time. He is due for a real good marathon in a couple of weeks!