Sunday, May 22, 2005

I Finished!

I Finished

Despite some serious problems with severe leg cramps and low blood pressure, the latter of which landed me a bed at the first aid station after the race, I finished!

The first half I finished in a respectable 2:10:17 (according to my watch), but about 15-20 minutes later I started having such leg cramps that by the 30 KM marker I could only walk. I walked/jogged/crawled? the rest of the way finishing (somehow) in 5:10:56. A very disappointing time, but I know I can be happy that I finished at all.

I’ll tell you more about it tomorrow.

Comments:
Amazing that you finished Jack. There aren't many people who can run a marathon. It sounds like it was a hard-fought battle. But you won:)Congratulations....and now rest.
 
That's the stuff Jack!! Sounds like you cowboy'd through some real trials to get to the finish. Rest up, take care of yourself, and check in soon.
 
Not disappointing to me, at all! I'm in awe and can't wait to hear the gory details. :)
- Mia
 
Whoa! Glad you are ok, Jack. And way to go still pounding it out to finish. Can't wait to hear the details about it. Rest up and post when you feel ok.
 
Wow, sounds like you had an awesome first half but then trouble hit. I'm seem to recall my 1st being similar. I did good the 1st half and then fell apart somewhere around the 30k marker as well. However it took me a lot longer to crawl/walk the rest. Nothing wrong with 5:10. Heh you finished!!!

Rest up you deserve it. Hopefully your legs and blood pressure return to normal.
 
Congrats! Hope you are feeling much better!
 
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