Thanks guys, and I agree. I want another crack at the same marathon next year, to get this monkey off my back. Sure, I could do another in the meantime, but I know that until I do this course and this marathon, I will not feel that I can right the wrong.
Cheers for your support though people, certainly cheered me up to know that others have been/ are in the same boat and it's not the end of the world.
Kay- ITBS is under control, I think (and hope!); basic physio, along with stretches on the band and backside muscles really helped. Let me know if you want me to go into any more detail!
I ran my first marathon recently, in a time of 4:27 which even though on the face of it looks perfectly repecatble, I was ultimately disappointed that In didn't break 3:45.
Simply put, my training was really hampered due to a chronic case of ITBS, and as such my longest run was 14.5 miles, which I think we will all agree, is not enough. However on the day, I felt good, and got to mile 20 in 2:54 before simply giving up and walking it in. Now, I have never given up before, in any kind of race or training run, and am so bitterly disappointed in myself that when I finished I didn't feel any kind of acomplishment.
True, I did raise a substantial amount of money for chairty, but am I right to feel so massively disappointed.