Sunday, February 17, 2013

Senshu Marathon DNF

Had to stop running just after the 33K mark in today's Senshu marathon. If I could go back in time I probably wouldn't have started this race as I still had pretty bad hip pain and my right foot still wasn't allowing me to get up on my toes without wincing. But had to try, I like this race, it's flat and a local one for me with great support from my favorite people in Japan, those in Southern Kansai.

Here are the 5K splits up until I broke down. 1st 5k 18:51 2nd 5k 19:02 3rd 5k 19:30 4th 5k 19:51 5th 5k 20:42 6th 5k 21:43 6th 3k 18:50

 
Actually not too upset, even though it's my first DNF I basically like the challenge this sets up for me. Get strong and come back better than before! Something to look forward to, the key ingredient for a happy life!





Thanks for your well wishes here and on Twitter. I love you all! ;) The above photo taken before the start of me and a couple of the local area mascots.

7 comments:

  1. sorry to read this scott, have a rest, heal well and come back stronger

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  2. You would have run that PB if you'd been wearing the orange bird's blue gum boots. Next time!

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  3. And/or if the orange bird had kicked me in the ass with them! Thanks for your thoughts Marty and Ewen.

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  4. That's a shame Scott. Fair play for looking to the postive after a bad time like that. have to admire your guts

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  5. Which one is you?

    Seriously - hard luck Scott, but it seems like you knew it was 50:50 before you started. Recover properly and come back stronger.

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  6. Your post sounds like you're really okay about not finishing. That's great - not the not finishing part, your attitude. There's be very few runners out there who've run as many races as you and never DNFed. And it certainly hasn't put out the fire in you to keep racing.

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  7. Just watched the YouTube stream: hard luck, but stay healthy, yeah? Good luck in Sapporo!

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