Friday, October 21, 2011

Chicago Marathon was a Blur

I was hoping to come away from my race at the Chicago Marathon with a few things: a new PR, a Boston (2013) qualifying time (minus about 5 minutes), a fantastic run/race experience & some good stories, and a satisfying point to take a break from the marathon for a few months (not stop running, just not do another marathon for a while).  If I made one of these things in particular, a BQ -5 time, the rest would fall nicely into place.  I did come out with a new PR, and I am happy about that, but also disappointed, as it was pretty far from the goal time I was shooting for – about 6 minutes – could have been worse.  So who complains about making new PRs?  Not spoiled or selfish children (adults), but perhaps type-A runners…