Marathon Day!!

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He's so proud that I actually finished!
I thought I had done everything right.  I mean, I had trained for 4 and 1/2 months, I had timed myself relentlessly, done a long run of 28ks.  On race day, I went to bed early, I got an okay night sleep (little bit of tossing and turning), and I ate a good breakfast.  But apparently I drank too much water.  Because when the race was about to start, I decided to needed to use the bathroom yet again.  Only about 30,000 other people wanted to do the same.  My group had already begun running towards the start line and I still hadn't used the bathroom!  It was terrible.  I ended up having to find a bathroom about 2 ks after I started which added a good 6 minutes to my time.  Not only that, I had forgotten to stretch before the run!  What an idiot.
Taking a Seine tour after the marathon. I'm in a lot of pain.
  I was so nervous and so concerned about my bathroom situation, I had forgotten to stretch.  Plus, while I had waited so long for the bathroom, I lost my group.  I completed the race in 5 hours and 6 minutes.  I was tired and diappointed.  When I met my boyfriend, he was showered and dressed and relaxed.  He had finished about an hour and 40 minutes ahead of me and he PRed.  So it was a good day for him.  That night, after lying on the bed for about 4 hours, we went out to dinner and took a river tour.  We went to a lovely restaurant where the waiter prevented me from eating sweet breads (so I owe him my life) and then decided to do something that involved sitting down.  I recommend a Seine Tour for anyone going to Paris.  They sound lame, but it's a good way to see Paris.  They're comfortable, somewhat informative, and of course scenic.  
Kramerdude says:
But as it was your first marathon you PR'ed as well. Congratulations...
Posted on: Jun 18, 2007
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