>Racing>Marathon Taper Anxiety
Tougher than most, dumber than the rest. "You can not count the miles until you feel them" TVZ
thanks for the encouragement everyone. I'm feeling better today. I'm even getting good sleep.
ALthough, I have no idea why I'm dreaming about owls...
Yep the anxiety was not warranted.
Awesome race and fantastic marathon experience. Felt great till about 21 miles, then the sun came out and it got tough, but I kept running. I was on an awesome pace till then, and really slowed down, but kept "running" and still ended up smashing my goal. 4:29:28 The only time I stopped was at mile 26.1 to stop to kiss the kids and wife. I did walk through the water stops, but picked it right back up, and was never forced to walk during the course.. Overall exceeded my expectation for how i'd do and more importantly how i'd feel.
More details to follow. I also want to say congrats to Jen aka lifesabeach. WOW!