I was fit and ready, but I think I psyched myself out on this one and went out too fast. I just could not slow down for the first 14 miles, and then I cratered and the next four miles were a misery of walking. Then the nausea lifted and I held pace into the convention center. People tell me that it is unusual to "come back" after a bad spell, and I have to say I'd agree.
I think I've "noted" a few things:
- Must - Lose - Weight -- My Wii Fit even mocked me this morning by telling me my ideal weight for my height was less than my college weight when I was not absorbing food.
- Must - Follow - Pace - Band -- I was wearing it - just didn't follow it.
- Must - Not - Drink - Endurance - Didn't train with it, so why did I go stupid on race day?
- Must - Do - More - Base - Miles - I've become a master of the "just finish" and this year it really irritated me