Runner. Triathlete. Exercise Science Student/Advocate. Former Fat Kid.
Where should I start? Well, this race wasn’t meant to be a “race” per say, just a 20 mile training run according to my marathon training plan for the Philadelphia in November. I used it to try out some new stuff and gained a bunch of valuable information. Here we go!
Wrote my recap for the Baltimore marathon and it’s LONG. I feel like I should apologize to mobile users now.
Just have to add all of the pictures to it and It’ll be all set. But that’ll be tomorrow. I need some sleep. My legs are wrecked. I’m sure the 6 hour drive home didn’t help either. THANKS NYC TRAFFIC!
I’ve been watching the live feed of the Ironman World Championship since 12:30pm (6:30am race start in Hawaii) and have been in awe of these athletes. The defending women’s Ironman World Champ, Mirinda Carfrae, made up 14 minutes to grab the lead from Daniella Ryf and now the two of them are hauling ass on the tail end of the marathon! They’ve got roughly 2 miles to go, this is nuts! Pretty sure they’re on pace for a sub 2:50 marathon, AFTER SWIMMING 2.4 MILES AND BIKING 112 MILES!!!
HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE!!!
I did this last year and it backfired BIG TIME.
I ran the Newport marathon last year in the place of a “20 mile long run” and decided to go for a PR when the race started, only to have it blow up in my face. It was my slowest marathon finish 5:07, and I probably should’ve gotten medical attention on-course due to electrolyte deficiency. I’m hard headed, so I just kept going.
In 12 days I’ll be running the Baltimore Marathon as a “20 mile long run,” and I’m starting to think I can PR my 4:17. In my head I KNOW I shouldn’t, but deep down I think I can. I’ve learned A LOT about electrolyte balance, sodium and potassium intake (ironically it was the week after I had my meltdown in Newport last year, I yelled at my professor for not teaching us fast enough, lol), and proper hydration, so I’ve gotten a better handle on my massive sweat rate. I ordered a new bag of Infinit nutrition, with increased CHO and Sodium (and caffeine just because), to play with during the race so I should be good to go.
My main goal is to Sub-4 in Philly, but I don’t think PRing by a couple minutes in Baltimore would be that much of a stretch…
I’ve been holding off on registering for the Philadelphia Marathon because of money, but the deadline for personalized race bibs was yesterday.
So I signed up! 3rd year in a row! I’ll be reluctant to spend any money between now and Friday, but it’s totally worth it for spectators to read your bib and cheer for you by name! Those final miles are so much easier that way!