Worst run ever. I’m new to marathon running. “Everyone has at least one bad run per event.” This was mine. I hope.
Might be because of the hills. Or the cold, wet, grey, anti-motivating weather. Or missing my running buddies.
Doesn’t matter. It was the hardest run I’ve ever done. And for that reason maybe the most fulfilling. I hope not to be this fulfilled again.
One interesting thing is I was able to find 16 miles in my local neighborhoods without too much out-and-back or re-looping. I think I used every road there is.