First off Ann Arbor is a beautiful city full of beautiful people. Secondly... Things didn't work out for my marathon run. To sum it up, I hit the worst wall ever at mile 23 and collapsed. The doctor told me it was from several factors all hitting at once. Abnormal (very high) creatine kinase levels, I was dehydrated, and somehow ended up with hypothermia due to the temps and rain. None of this I'm happy about, but all of this I've learned from.
It turned out Ann Arbor was an extremely hilly course compared to where I train, and my average pace was 8:05-ish with several miles being 7:55. even on the hills. But those last miles I traveled were too much for me this time. I have Ohio on April 9th and have read it's a pretty flat course. So it's onward for me, and 'The Mission' will continue. I was knocked down but I'm getting back up.
Ryan (That's me)
Runner, writer, and a survivor. It's all about living the life you want and helping each other along the way.