It hurt. It really hurt! I should stick to swimming. Swimming the 1500 Free is a cakewalk next to running a marathon.
So I am on the disappointed side. I really thought I could hold a particular pace but over time it proved to be not the case. I ended up doing 5:44.18. While I was running and checking my pace I kept revising my goal time. I was so hoping to be under 5 hours even if it was a thousand of a second. Then instead of hitting the wall the wall came crashing down me. After mile 17 it was bloody murder. But this was my 1st marathon after only doing two 1/2 marathons. Six months ago running a 10K was a challenge. So I should be happy but I just know I should do better. But that is what next year is for. Training for 2011 LA Marathon starts soon!