The last 100 meters, man was I hurting! In fact the last 3K was the longest I've ever experienced.
Had a bit of a horror today! Still trying to understand the main problem. Chief amongst the problems, cramps and hills!
Actually fully expected to get sub 2:40 but never really got going today. I'll post a video blog tomorrow after a little more thought. Thanks for your continued support.
A humbled, and broken Scott.
Photo with family after the race today. And a couple from Japan Running News. Kyoto is a beautiful city!
Just thought I'd add a comment I read by Nathan Pennington on Arata Fujiwara about the ups and downs of marathon racing.
"Arata Fujiwara, a 1:04 half-marathoner and former '2:38' marathoner from Japan ran 2:08 at the 2008 Tokyo Marathon, a major breakthrough and that is JUST ONE of many examples of MANY men and women who made huge improvements because they believed in what they were doing when others just talked!. The japanese dont quit and I may not be the fastest but atleast I can share in that characteristic, MANY men have run 2:19, in fact it is not that fast at all, but a 2:38 marathoner going to 2:08 shows a great amount of tenacity and hard work."
And look what he did this year at Tokyo!
I will use this experience and continue to have patience!