Hello! I ran the Revell Big BBC Marathon this weekend. I did a bunch of Instagram stories on it – make sure you follow @RunEatRepeat on IG for updates!
For a long time I did not conduct a full marathon, so I was constrained and not sure how this would happen. I wanted to have fun. I wanted to run well and sit in a long / marathon / mental situation. And I think I'm fine. I am still very far away if I want to run faster, but now I feel much more confident! I am confident that I am able to work better and achieve complex goals. Now I just need to clarify what these goals and plans are for them. But today … I relax, I eat and repeat my race …
1. My one friend and only running buddy Skinny Runner aka @BarlesHambone went all the way from the northwestern tip of the USA to run with me !! *
2. Steve cycled all the way from Pasadena to Big Bear to watch me finish !! **
3. I saw Eliza on the bus, Pam before the race and many followers on the course and at the finish! Thanks for saying Hi !!! ***
4. Team RunEatRepeat shook the race! The half marathon and the marathon runners ran fast and hard! (If you want to get a discount on Revel Hawaii – check out my page "Discounts for the race") ****
5. I wanted to give up 20 miles … and I did not.
6. I did 2 bathroom stops during the race. And I'm not talking about that.
7. It was not as cold as I thought it would be at the very beginning. But we were prepared with a throw of equipment, ponchos, beans and hot hands.
8. I wanted to surrender 22 miles … and I did – … sort of … but kept moving forward. *****
I felt exhausted and wanted it to be over. I told SR that I finished, and I didn’t care if I did a sub-4-hour marathon. I just wanted it to be over. She continued to push me and encourage me to suck her and continue. At that time I was with her. We argued like an old married couple. But I left my voice (well, at least it was quiet for me). She continued me in many ways to motivate me …
SR: “Don't you think everyone wants everything to end? it's not just you …
I: (quiet anger)
SR: “do it for insta”
Me not. I don't care, you know, I don't care.
SR: "We are almost done …"
Me: I was miles back! I do not want to do this.
SR: "make it a time you can be proud of"
I: I am proud to do this! I don't care about my time.
SR: Come on! we can do it !! … & # 39;
(another runner hears her trying to motivate me and the chimes …)
I: (gives SR a look, because I'm not happy that now strangers are tapping me when I'm clearly not interested in being motivated and would like to call uber or ambulance)
SR: “We have another 20 minutes. I think you may be uncomfortable for another 20 minutes …
I: (thinking of bad words) puts in headphones and starts running
9. I AM COMPLETED !!
End: 3:50:46! I just wanted 4 hours. And I am pleased with this extra, because I never really got into the zone. I felt a little tired and crap all the time. I’m not sure if this is due to the elevation, my fitness level, I am still fighting off getting sick or combining it all. But the thing is, I did it. I returned. I can still run 26.2 miles. I am not so marathon as I thought.
10. It was great !! This is a great course! The views were awesome!
We were so high that it seemed that we were above the clouds in some places. And the sunrise on the mountains – it was so great!
We ran a 2-lane road from Big Bear to Redlands – this is not where runners can run safely. So it was very special, and I am very grateful that we need to run here and see mountains in some way that don’t like! I really liked it!
10.5. Post-race they handed out donuts, pizza and chocolate milk !! Oh yeah!
This is a winning circle.
It was a great race, and I really miss SR, so it was awesome. And now, when I think about it … I do not know if I can do it, if it does not come out to run everything! And again, she is good, and I hope that she decides to live off the grid in Gnome, AK is not so fun and comes back to run with me all the time.
Next post – I'll talk about food! We ate a lot of good stuff !! It was probably not the best fuel until the full marathon, but we didn’t plan lunch / dinner time and drive from OC to Redlands. Fail. But basically it was good.
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Notes from my list:
* SR does not live in Alaska, she lives in Washington, but I think it’s basically the same thing. I do not know cartography.
** Steve was there because he was working as a coach, and several of these Soul Runners team members ran in the race.
*** I forgot why I put an asterisk on this number.
**** Yes, I am working on getting a discount code for other Rvel Races. I have one for Hawaii – check Discounted page,
***** Now that the race is over … I am very grateful that SR pushed me. At the time I was Done. I wasn't going to leave, but I just wanted to go the last few miles. I felt like shit. But, obviously, I was able to pierce it, because I did it. If she had not encouraged me to keep running, I would have gone a lot more! So yes, she was right that I had more to give.
Arrival: What I ate before the race … What I ate during the race … What I ate after the race! <- Let me know if you have any specific questions about this!
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