|Probably wins for best Packet Pickup view ever.|
|I loved the red tug boats... so quintessential Maine!|
|I kind of wanted to stop for some shopping and a coffee...|
|Definitely time for a coffee break after all those hills!|
|Too hot to appreciate the beautiful views|
|The awards were actually buoys - so cool!|
On the drive back up north, I had to pull over twice, throwing up things I didn't even remember eating on the side of I-95. It was pretty fantastic. Not. By the time I got back, I was so dehydrated and dizzy that all I could do was pass out on my bed, still in my gross running clothes, that had acquired white streaks stained with salt from sweat dried by the hot sun. After a long nap, I alternated between chair and bed for the entire afternoon, slowly drinking glass after glass of water, and trying to help my pounding head and churning stomach recover from their ordeal. It wasn't until dinnertime that I started to feel somewhat human again.
|A well-earned victory photo!|
All in all, not my best race. Dehydrating then over-hydrating and getting violently ill really detracted from the beautiful ocean views and seamless organization of a race in one of my favorite cities. But would I do it again next year, for my third consecutive Old Port race? Without a doubt. Hopefully next year, I will be smarter about my fluid intake... lesson learned!!
Have you ever over-hydrated during a race? What are your hydration tips for marathons?