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WOW! Cleveland "Heat" Marathon 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Well my friends... not to be a dissappointment but I dropped to the Half Marathon yesterday when I was trying to attempt my first Full. The heat here in Cleveland (86) was brutal for this Marathon. I decided at mile 11.5 to call it a run for myself and complete the Half and not attempt to go on for the full. My legs started to cramp along with my stomach (the bigger issue). I was well trained for it but I have only been running for 2 years and only road racing for a year and a half. This was my first experience in extreme heat and lets just say.... it did NOT like me or my body did not like it. At least now, I take this as another lesson learned... I can do a Half marathon under just about any conditions..lol! Full Marathon... I'll get you one of these days!!
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    emoticon emoticon is fantastic

    be proud

    heat is awful
    I did a 5k in summer with over 90 degree weather and it was more brutal then I could have imagine...

    you did it!!!
    1979 days ago
    Good choice. A half is an amazing distance to do in the heat anyway, let alone a marathon. Perhaps you could go for it again in the cooler weather. x

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    2017 days ago
  • 4EVER21B
    Very smart! Don't worry the right race for you will be there. And congratulations! emoticon
    2086 days ago
    I don't blame you! I was running that half too, and I felt for anyone who was attempting the full! Especially in the "spring" before anyone is conditioned for that heat! Way to run smart. There will be more marathons!!
    2101 days ago
    emoticon emoticon I applaud you for competing in the marathon...you should definitely be proud of yourself.
    2101 days ago
    You made the right decision. It was way too hot for a marathon. Good ol' Cleveland weather :) You just never know ... lol
    2101 days ago
    Rose - Congrats to your niece!!! i figure once I adjust to the heat, just as my luck is, it will snow for my next attempt..LOL!!!!
    2102 days ago
  • ROSET491
    Congratulations on the half! Good that you listened to your body!! My niece ran the half,her first as well! I know it was hot here (about 2 hours from cleveland in N/W PA) can't imagine running in it! Guess we'll have to start adjusting to the heat,seems early for us!!
    2102 days ago
    PJ and Florida Thank you!! I'm already, just a day later, contemplating Columbus (October) as being my next attempt at the Full.. it's late October so it "should" be cooler...lol! Of course with my luck it could be a snow storm..LOL!
    2102 days ago
    Congrats on your run. A Half marathon in 86 F is very impressive. Also impressed that you *know* when to say when! You are lapping everyone that stayed on the couch :-) emoticon
    2102 days ago
    You totally did the right thing. It's so smart to listen to your body. I'm impressed by anyone who can run more than 11 miles. You'll get that marathon some day. Keep up the good work.
    2102 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/21/2012 9:39:24 AM
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