Sunday, October 7, 2007
Yes, It was too hot to run a marathon
I started slower than my goal pace and slowed down even more by mile 6. The humidity and dew point was terrible. On top of the cups of water and Powerade, I drank two whole twenty oz. bottles of water while running. I walked twice late in the race for a short period of time. I was very excited when I reached mile 25 to realize I would be able to finish under three hours. My time was 2:56:26.
I'm not too upset with my result as I trained well and did everything I could do. It was just too hot. I'm looking forward to the Sioux City race in two weeks. I expect the weather will be cooler.
Chicago had their marathon today as well. The following is the headline from Drudge.