Well Internet is an amazing $6 for 15 minutes so this will be my one update via San Diego... I'll post pics and all the details Thursday.
San Diego is beautiful and I met a ton of bloggers, who are all as sweet and fun in person as comes through in their posts... but ok right now you aren't here for that information.
So the long and short is that I finished in 5:36. In bullet points....
Mile 1 kept my pace in check, so I didn't shoot out
Miles 2-8 smiling feeling amazing
Mile 8.5 oh...no my IT band hurts
Mile 10 limping
Mile 12 no long able to run farther than a 1/3 of mile
Mile 14 ran in to Bobbi and Meghan so I ran with them a bit...worst idea ever
Mile 16 borrow a spectators phone to let David know it was going to be awhile
So yes, I was in severe pain but I walked from mile 12-26.2. I started out walking 14 minute miles and by 22 was doing a 20 minute mile... I'm tall so a 14 min walking mile isn't that hard for me and 20 is like crawling. I asked medical for Tylenol and then picked it up slowly to 18,17, 16 min, finishing with another 15 minute mile.
Unfortunately I couldn't even run across the finish...but you know what I am beyond proud of myself for sticking it out. I'm a runner not a marathon walker and that is a whole new long ball game...but I did it. Oddly enough between walking to the starting, walking home, walking to find David food... I did over 32 miles yesterday... of course I anticpated 26 running, but not like 20 walking!!
Definitely frustrated that this pain showed up out of no where, but I'm probably more determined than ever now to keep running and sign up for another race to redeem myself.
Vacation is going to be tough as I am barely able to walk right now, but I'll suck it up again because hub's is amazing and deserves a great break.