Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Well, it's been a couple days and I'm already trying to theorize why my marathon didn't pan out like I wanted. The only reason I can fathom is this... the treadmill! I know it's a stretch, but in preparing for this marathon in Indiana with subzero temp's and unfavorable weather, the majority of all my run's since probably November have been on a treadmill with the exception of my long Sunday run's with Jon and company that were run outside. Could this be why my calves started locking up around mile 20? Maybe... I followed the marathon plan that Greg McMillan sent me almost to the letter. Using the marathon calculator he has and the most recent 5k race I did, my time should have been closer to 3:00. I get the same results using Daniels VDOT table as well. Things like this just frustrate me because I know I should have been able to run closer to my goal time. So what to do? Sign up for another marathon, right? Well.... I have another marathon on March 30th in Xenia,OH that I'm looking at right now. I'll see how my body recovers in these next couple of weeks and make a call then.