So... during miles 13-19 of the Chicago Marathon, I pretty much swore off marathon running. I mean, I think we've all done that in a race where we're struggling. But the thing is... I haven't really gotten the drive back yet, either.
I realize that it was just a bad day and that it's cool... I had no expectations so I wasn't upset or anything with my time. But... I guess I had just forgotten how awful running can actually be sometimes... ya know?
Anyway, I've got the Monkey Marathon coming up in November that I am VERY excited about. Just because it's so small and local. But, I think I've decided to NOT sign up for the 50 miler in December.
Experiencing a terrible race for almost 6 hours was enough to make me question my ability to handle 14 hours in December with multiple creek crossings to run a 50 mile trail race... I just don't think I'm mentally tough enough for that just yet.