Wednesday, December 7, 2011

First Marathon - Check!

You can have everything go right:  consistent training, lots of long runs, decent taper, carbo-loading just right, prepared for the high temps and windy weather...   but becoming nauseated early in the race and having it continue to only get worse..   that doesn't seem fair.  That's what happened on Sunday, Chuck's first marathon.  It also happened to Jane during her Ironman a few weeks ago, starting at the end of the bike and continuing through the entire marathon; never had it during her first Ironman a couple years ago nor in any of the gazillion marathons she's done in the past.  What??  If anyone can clue me in on what that's about, I'd love to hear from you.

Chuck finished, nicely actually with his three young daughters running through the finish with him!  I saw him at around halfway and he told me he didn't feel well, had slowed it down and felt better, but he was still running.  Then I saw him at around 19 miles; he was walking/running at that point.  He ended up sitting down for a while on the side of the road, and started to feel better so got back in the race and finished with his girls at his side and a big smile on his face!

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