Race recap part 2: I was slowing down some later in the race, but I still felt fine. Once I hit 20 miles and was under my 2:15 target and still felt like I had plenty left in the tank, I was grateful. Someone recognized my @charmcityrun shirt because they were from a town nearby and started talking to me around the 21 mile mark.(not sure exactly, it all kinda blurs together for me). He asked me how I felt and I responded good. Then I thought to myself, did I really just say that?🤔And I realized it was true. I mean good is relative to the situation of being in mile 21 of a marathon but all things considered I felt good.😝I got through the last 5 miles by thinking of everyone that helped and supported me through this and knowing it would be over soon, I just needed to keep fighting for a little longer. Oh and I had a box of cookies waiting in my hotel room that I’d been staring at for two days and also thought about how good those cookies were going to taste if I didn’t give up on the last miles.😂I heard my husband @achandmd cheering his head off near the finish and threw those hands up as I crossed! I’ve never felt so strong during a marathon before!
Now I’m wondering if this was the race of my life. Should I retire now?😂But, I know myself better than that and I’m always looking to improve. The journey continues!
For fueling I took @maurten_official 320 drink before the start, finished it about 15-20 mins before. I had 3 @maurten_official gels during at mile 7, 14, and around 20. Other people may need more/less than that, this is just what worked for me and what I’ve been doing during training. I took water at almost all of the water stops and would just have a few sips at each.
16 Stundes vor
Ultra Running can be a funny old thing. A combination of long hours & lack of sleep can lead to hallucinations. Over the years I’ve heard stories about them ranging from the funny (Chickens as far as the eye can see 🐔) to the harrowing (severed heads ☠️) I wrote an article about running hallucinations - and it can be found in this months edition of @runnersworlduk You can also hear me chatting with the team about weird sightings on their podcast. Link in stories!
Picture... about 5 hours before everything visually turned into red wine on picnic tables. 😂 Running on a straight line road for 100 miles in Florida 2017 .. (OK there was a slight right turn at mile 63.. on which there was an actual mannequin sat in a police car parked on the side of the road. I had to touch it to make sure it was there) 😂
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“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “ Wow! What a ride!”-Hunter S. Thompson
13 Stundes vor
Life becomes more interesting when you start setting goals beyond your own mental limitations. I completed the Moab 240 mile foot race yesterday at 7 AM, just over 96 hours. As humans we all have the power to go beyond the boundaries we once believed. Stop feeding yourself bullshit lies on social media, news, and TV. Start setting goals and find out what you are capable of.
Thank you @runcandicerun & @destinationtrailraces for putting on a world class event. #moab240#runnersofinstagram#moab
11 Stundes vor
Race recap: Normally race morning, I wake up super nervous and doubting myself. But, this time I woke up feeling excited! I just kept thinking “I got this.” I had a little caffeine and ate a granola bar. I eat these before every morning run, so I know it’s safe. The nice thing about Chicago is that the start/finish are near each other and you can stay within walking distance and don’t have to get up super early to take a shuttle to the start. I was planning to try going sub 3. I did not tell many people this. Although lots of people asked me about it at the race or asked me if I got it after, so everyone must have known anyway.😂Before and during all my long runs, I always tell myself ok less than 2 hours to go or during I’ll be like ok less than 1 hour, you’ve done this a million times, let’s go. Right when the race started, I chuckled to myself and thought “ok, less than 3 hours to go.” I wrote down splits for a 6:45 pace marathon at 5K, 10K, 13.1 mile, 15 mile, and 20 mile. This comes out to a 2:56:59. It’s the next picture over. I figured if I was close to being on target at the 20 mile mark then I had a good shot at getting sub 3. I wrote it on my arm, then realized that my arm sleeve would cover it. Then, I wrote it on my hand, but realized again like duh my gloves are going to cover it. By that point, I had it memorized anyway. I repeated these splits over and over in my head before the race started. Within the first mile of the marathon, my watch was way off. I decided to just run by feel and as long as I was hitting my check in points, then I knew I was on track. I did not realize I was going so fast for some of these earlier miles! I was going like 6:30 pace at some parts, but I did not feel like I was pushing too hard. I felt comfortable. The weather was just perfect, I mean yeah there was some headwind in areas but really we could not have asked for better weather. I thought at one point, “oh so this is what’s it’s like to run a marathon in perfect weather, this is amazing!” I did not feel like I hit the wall this race. I’ve hit it really hard in the past and it is brutal. Continued in next post!
Let’s have the real marathon talk. I’m talking goals, paces and achievements. My goal A for Chicago was 3:45. I finished 3:50. I am insanely happy. I am proud. And I don’t dwell on a missed goal. Life is too short. Only three years ago I could only dream of finishing a marathon. I started this training cycle in a boot- injured. The day I finished my first one I swore I’d never do it again. Every race is a GIFT!!! Yes, no matter how hard you train. It is a gift. It’s not a guarantee. A marathon is a beast and to finish one is an accomplishment. So am I sad about 5 minutes. NO!! I am super PROUD! Happy #medalmonday and congratulations to all the Chicago Marathoners 💙🏃🏼♀️ #chicagomarathon#mychicagomarathon
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Since I haven’t participated in #medalmonday since April 2018, I’ll milk this one for all it’s worth! 😂🏅 Was it the fast time I envisioned myself running when I signed up a year ago? No! Am I glad I decided to go for it anyway? Yes! If I waited for the stars to align for every race, I would never race. 🤷🏼♀️Marathon 12 and @wmmajors number 3: ✅! As for what’s next? After some REST, I’d like to go back to tackling some shorter distances before I try this again. 🙌 I’m ready to board my flight home now, and I’m excited to see my family! ❤️ Hope everyone is having a great start to the week! 😘 ———————————————————#chicagomarathon #mychicagomarathon#chicago#chicagomarathon2019
31 Sekundes vor
!!Marathon Trainingsplan gesucht!!⠀
➡️ Wie oben beschrieben, suche ich einen individuellen Trainingsplan für mich, bzw. Jemanden, der mir einen solchen erstellen kann 😊⠀⠀⠀
➡️ Wenn zeitlich nichts dazwischen kommt, dann soll der Haspa Marathon in Hamburg nächstes Jahr mein erster werden 💪⠀
➡️ Ich weiß auch, das es viele vorgefertigte Pläne für wenig Geld im Internet gibt, aber so etwas möchte ich nicht haben. Ich kenne mich am besten und weiß, das mich so etwas nicht zum gewünschten Ziel führt😅 und da sich auf Instagram viele Trainer tummeln, wollte ich gerne mal von euch wissen, wen ihr empfehlen könnt.⠀
➡️ Ziemlich interessant fand ich schon „Mission Marathon“ von @runskills . Ich bin aber natürlich offen für alle Vorschläge 😊.⠀
#runday #happy#imoveme #runhappy⠀⠀⠀
#motivation #whyirun#workout#health#instagood#like#fun #dextroenergy⠀⠀
#liebeslauftagebuch #laufjahr2019#running#instarunners#laufenverbindet#beatyesterday#laufen#teamdextro#einfachschneller#hokaoneone#runnersofinstagram#runforlife #dextroenergysportteam😃