looking back on the 2012 BMO experience it’s hard to find issues. The spring injury kept training miles low and I wasn’t really sure what to expect or hope for. I was further unsure where my cardio level was and strength and overall conditioning was in question as well. I set a 3:45 time as a bench mark for satisfaction.
The day ended with a 3:43:15 finish time. I was pleased considering the comments above and the fight that set in with severe cramping that had left me laying on the ground at 21 3/4 miles. All in all a satisfactory performance. Being able to focus in and stay in”the pocket” mentally was a huge highlight of the day for me. I have struggled in the past to stay in the moment and not let my mind wander to far off happy places.
Focus now changes to the Scotiabank 1/2 marathon at the end of June. P.R. hunting on a beautiful, fast course.