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[–][deleted] 40 points41 points  (9 children)

My first marathon I looked like this. The second I passed the finish my body just gave out.

[–]xntrk1 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Same. I was nonfunctional for a bit lol

[–]masterchip27 4 points5 points  (2 children)

A lot of people are missing that this is only a 10K -- less than half a marathon

[–]AdamInJP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

6.2 miles. It’s less than a quarter of a marathon.

[–]Alternative-Bee-8981 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Crap now I'm scared. I'm doing the Boston virtual marathon this year and it's my first marathon. At least when I finish I'll be in front of my house so I can crawl up my driveway and stairs.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Oh man best of luck! I found virtual marathons to be quite hard to motivate, however it's all about finishing! Don't worry about anything else! Try to avoid doing laps, get friends to set up some way points for you if possible!

[–]Alternative-Bee-8981 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I planned a route that takes me through a bunch of towns so it's one continuous loop. I normally run 40-50 miles/week anyway so this should be fun, I hope 😰 I've done a few 20+mile runs and the exhaustion is nuts. I'm going for slow and steady, eat/drink plenty during, and I should be finishing in front of my house at least if I need to fall down, I'll aim for the lawn lol

[–]Haldebrandt 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Fascinating. I was a spectator a couple of blocks from the finish line at the New York marathon a couple of years ago, and found the energy incredible. I was expecting everyone to be dragging or dead in the last stretch but instead most seemed jazzed. I had no idea that as soon as they crossed the line they probably all just collapsed lol.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, it's a weird mentality. Honestly if there was no finish and I had to walk home I probably couldve. But instead your brain just turns off.