Saturday, October 11, 2008

Another spectacular melt-down

Not sure exactly what happened today - dehydration, lack of long-distance runs, no taper, HILLS HILLS HILLS? I was going along fine until about Mile 8 when I had an attack of severe intestinal cramping. Bad enough that I wanted to lie down whimpering on the side of the road in fetal position and wait for a car to come pick me up. Well, no car was coming, so I hobbled along slowly until they let up and walked most of the rest of the way and my watch read 2:58:06 at the finish line. Ouch.

Really nice medals, though. . . . half marathon #36 is done.

Females 50-54
2:57:51 chip time
3:11:17 clock time
5614/6224 overall (90.1%)
2880/3673 women (78.4%)
109/181 women 50-54 (60.2%)


jeanne said...

aww, that sucks nancy. i hope you're feeling better now. next year you'll totally dominate that course!

LBTEPA said...

Ouch, that's no good :(
Well done toughing it out

Formulaic said...

Way to tough it out. You did the hard thing and keep going. You could have easily bailed.

Way to finish.

Brent Buckner said...

You did rack up another cool finisher's medal - good!

Looking at your relative placing, MOP for your age-group. Clearly, you have high standards.

Dori said...

I was about to say, "Way to tough it out" but somebody beat me to it. But you didn't quit and that matters! Everybody has bad races; don't stop believing in yourself. Congratulations on #36. :-)

ShirleyPerly said...

Oh my! Glad you were able to make it to the finish line. At least a nice medal helps. Are you shooting for a certain number of half marathons or just keeping count?

Steph Cooke said...

I think this happens to us all from time to time for any number of reasons, frustrating but well done on seeing it through!