I had paced and run solidly for 22 miles and had time to SPARE I fell apart mentally.
Totally lost my focus.
Amy's husband Vaughn was awesome through the whole race. He hand delivered gummy life savers whenever I wanted them. He filled up my water belt when I asked/threw it at him. He took photos...he even tried to find topics of conversation to distract me in those last few miles.
He was great.
I kind of feel bad for wasting all that awesomeness by not being able to regain the focus I needed to get my Boston Qualifying time.
I DID manage to squeak out a new P.R. though and it was definitely because he helped so much during the race.
I was 18th in my age division (30-34 Female)
Last year I finished in 3:44:05 (20th in the 30-34 female division)
So it's not a HUGE P.R, but it's still a PR:)
When I was telling a friend how disappointed I was that I ruined it for myself she said "So, you ran better than you ever have before, but not as well as you wanted...right?"
Well, when you put it that way, I sound like a giant baby/snob...:)
|Me, Amy and Heather at the finish sportin' our brand new medals!|
|The whole crew at the start line!|
|I'm the one in the bright green shirt...frowning. Good thing Amy is waving!|
|At the hotel waiting for the shuttle.|