As Dan mentioned, my experience during the Run Through Time Trail Marathon was much different than his, so I’m recapping my race as well.
We registered for this race thinking it would be a great training run for the North Face Endurance Challenge DC 50k that we’re running (this weekend!). With five weeks between the two races, I wanted the marathon to be my biggest effort before the 50k. Neither of us follow a training plan, so it wasn’t hard to make it work into our schedule. The week before the race, I tapered and only ran 15 miles with a couple of rest days too. I went into the marathon feeling fresh and ready to roll but not like I had lost a lot of 50k training time.
I had absolutely no thoughts about winning the race even though earlier in the week, Dan tried to play some sort…
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