I think I was texting, "opps, I'm wearing too much!"
Norwegians have a saying: There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing choices.
At 6km my gloves were off and I was starting to feel warm. At the 21k point I was already sweating enough to see salt lines on my tights. 30k my HR spikes from dehydration. 32k I stop and drink an entire bottle of water and grab another. Around 36k there was a 1k downhill section; I stopped at the top of the hill to stretch my very tight hamstrings just beginning to tingle with cramps. 38.5k...CRAMP...every muscle in the back of my legs. Stretch. Tried to run again but the first step...CRAMP. Ok so I guess we are walking now! I could almost see the finish line less than 2 miles away and yet I couldn't run. At the 40k sign I was able to manage a shuffle for the final 2 miles.
Distance Time Avg Pace Avg Speed Total Ascent Avg HR Max HR
It was intended to be "just" a long training run and that is where the trouble began; I didn't want to be cold during my long run. I was shooting for a 3:10 and was on pace until trouble started hitting. I had 2 minutes "banked" time so I thought i would still hit the 3:10; but, sadly there is no such thing as banked time in a marathon and as I was walking I saw my time pass. 3:15 is a decent run with that many hills and at my fitness level etc. I'm sure my winter fat doesn't help??
That is what overdressing in a marathon looks like...live to fight another day!
Result of a sock failure