Walt Disney World Marathon

After three days of personal worsts, I finally broke the streak with the final race of the week, the marathon. Yes, my best race of the week was the most difficult. In fact, I finished nearly a full hour ahead of last year’s race. And that was on a recently sprained ankle. How did this happen? Well, I think there were two main reasons.

  1. Because I was afraid of my ankle causing problems for me at the last race, I took the first three extremely conservatively. This meant that I come marathon morning, I still had energy. In fact, I felt warmed up, rather than at the end of a difficult journey.
  2. It was quite a bit cooler and less humid than last year’s race. Last year was just brutal. This year was pleasant. The weather can have a massive impact on endurance sports.

In a way I am even more upset as I think that without the ankle injury I probably could have had a PR this weekend. But hey, I am glad to just have finished, something I feared would not happen about a month ago. And now I am a “Perfectly Dopey” runner. Can’t wait for next year.

I will have a much larger article for WDWNT and cross posted here soon. But first, after four days of 3am wake ups, it’s time to rest.

Marathon Finish Epcot

Walt Disney World Marathon was last updated January 14th, 2014 by Michael Truskowski