Marathon Palma de Mallorca 2013
Now that was a tough one!
I learnt today that my ‘hitting the wall’ in my previous two marathons were in fact merely bonks and a drop in pace.
In today’s race kilometre 36 included a spectacular blowout complete with dizziness, goosebumps, loss of focus, numb hands and tingling arms and a slow down to a staggering walk. The last 6km was a run-walk affair, but I got there in the end.
Not my best race however given the fact I had a cold and was popping Sudafed throughout the race (shhh – don’t tell my doctor), I’m really happy that I managed to pull it together after ‘the wall’ to complete.
I’ll put up a proper race recap and a race review once I get back to London, but for now I’m going to enjoy the post race tapas, some Cava, and beers. Many beers…
I hope everyone else’s races went well this weekend, and for those who did, I really hope you avoided the wall. Because now I know what ‘the wall’ really is I wouldn’t wish it on anyone!
Happy running everyone!
Get Going, Get Running!