X-Country Marathon in Alafia River State Park Nov 17, 2013
Started with hubby, Alyssa, Jenni, Hea, Mike, and Zach. The course was two 13.1 laps around the park.
Completed half due to injury: Hea
Completed half due to no desire to finish this ridiculously unfun trail race, plus didn't care whether he ever finished a marathon in his life: hubby
That means we lost two out of seven people in our group alone. There were likely a lot more DNFs at this race.
I imagine there are worse marathons. The Sahara Desert Marathon, for example. The hills in places like San Francisco make it difficult to even compare to the X-Country Marathon in Florida. There are inclines, not hills. Therefore, I resisted titling this post Worst Marathon Ever. It was my worst ever, but there are so many factors contributing to why some races are tougher than others.
This one was tough, first of all, because it was 85 degrees and humid. Total fluke. No one's fault. It didn't help t…