It seems that my trip to the U.S. was not that successful as I hoped. But sometimes you have to learn the hard way. After Florida I really hoped to show a solid and good race here in Arizona but it didn’t want to roll from the beginning on. Everything went worse than mean. Over the next days I have to analyze with my coach what went wrong. Under all circumstances I should be happy that I finished the race. My legs and arms were a mass and I battled myself over the course. At the half of the marathon I was exploding - I ran a pace which I should be able to run for hours. But no chance and it was not my day. Didn’t bike what I normally capable to race and at the end I ran my slowest marathon for an eternity. I loved to walk but I didn’t! If you walk, you can run;-) So I did, but slowly.
Soon we fly back to Germany and then we have to move. That means that I’ll have a little rest, give my body the recovery that it earns;-) Our house/flat will be demolished and we look for a new place to stay. Not yet 100% sure where this will be but I keep you updated! We have a few ideas and wishes where to move;-)
When everything settles down, we have to build up my swim and run. This year was full of injuries: first the stress fracture and then I battled for weeks now with my achilles. Hope to overcome all difficulties over the next few weeks and then start with new freshness in 2014!
Sunny greetings from a not so happy Diana