Not a good day for me but it was tough for everyone I think. Times were slow as the course was quite difficult. My glutes tightened then hips flexors at around mile 14. My breathing was very light and my HR averaged 161.. my legs just fell completely apart and broke down like no other race I've done. Soreness and muscle fatigue/ cramps. Yuck! I placed 12th over-all within ~10:00 of the winners so that shows the toughness of the course. I'm not dissapointed but I am motivated to try and figure out why I can train like a 2:20 guy but race like crap.. that was always the story with my Ironmans and I don't want it to happen with the marathon.
I'm looking forward to a break- I realized that I haven't had more than a few days off since October of 2006 when I started training for Ironman Arizona!