If it’s possible to both set a personal record, and fail a run miserably, I achieved it with this run. The 2012 Seattle Marathon was my second marathon, and I beat my first marathon time by over 20 minutes, a hefty improvement.
However despite shaving 20 minutes off my time, it was by far my worst formal race. I was in an incredible amount of pain from about 10 miles on, I was under-prepared for the hills late in the race, and both my lungs and legs gave out on me multiple times during the race. Not an impressive showing overall.
To add insult to injury, my iPhone died around mile 22, so I didn’t even get the full data out of the whole run. My final time was 4:43:15, but this race did not make me excited to run again. I think it will be a while until I run another full marathon.