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Some thinks needs to be done even if success might but not necessarily is the outcome!

Some thinks needs to be done even if success might but not necessarily is the outcome!

May 1st – the last day to get the European Championship half marathon standard. A half marathon PB four weeks ago, a marathon PB two weeks ago, a week of congress, lots of traveling and jetlag. Shit on that..I had a second chance…taken!

7:55 am the US championship starts. 8:00 am I start together with the open field. A bit lonely but I could push and roll for most of the time: 9 Miles in 52:08. Another mile to do the math; even two or three times to be sure. Mile 10 – I am not going to make it. So far no pain, no destructive physical impact but black on white: Trial and ERROR!!! Accept, Adios Amsterdam – 3 Miles cooldown to the finish. That was my race today.

Of course I am disappointed about not making it to Amsterdam. However, interestingly I am not upset or feel broken. In contrast, I was actually laughing about myself. I trusted my superpower and went out to give it a shot. Not a big deal but I have a quite mind now.

It did not harm or hurt. I did what I had to do. I am enriched with another experience – a US championship race. I have been treated very well thanks to the excellent race organization (#capcityhalf #usatf #sportsincbus).

It is time to get home, recover, train well and set exciting goals for 2016!

Yours,

Mona

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