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wasoxygen  ·  1535 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Madison Marathon: my first full marathon

    Will I do another? I don't know.... I'm already signed up for three half marathons next year.

"I don't know" the day after is pretty nearly a sure thing.

Those chews are awful. I grabbed some of those jelly bean things at a race and could barely get one down. I suspect that people handing out licorice are experienced runners trolling newbies.

Sounds like the cold worked out to your advantage. Great job!

WanderingEng  ·  1535 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the weather! You're right that the cold wasn't an issue. It was low to mid 30s at the start and probably not much warmer at the finish. I wore tights, gloves, two thin tops, and two hats. I shed one hat after two miles. Somewhere around three miles I thought I was going to be too warm, but either it cooled off or I settled down. I thought nothing about temperature for the last 20+ miles. There was a wide range of gear. I love my thin hat and liked having it on my head and over my ears, but there were plenty of people hatless or with running caps.

I find myself now two days after finishing idly wondering when the Milwaukee marathon is. I haven't looked, but I'm starting to wonder.

user-inactivated  ·  1535 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I haven't looked, but I'm starting to wonder.

it's eerie how you runners all sound the same level of addicted

WanderingEng  ·  1534 days ago  ·  link  ·  

There is an addiction to it. I didn't feel the endorphin rush after the marathon, but I have after other long runs. As long as it isn't to the point of injury, I'm going to keep rolling with it.