"This was the hardest race I have ever had. It had little to no shade, was hilly, and very hot. I am hurt myself and made myself sick from the heat. I went down with cramps in the last 100 yards before being able to get up and limp to the finish. I am not sure I will do this one again if the course and date is set up the same. On the bright side, I got a really nice medal for my troubles. "
"Very nice race in Berlin with a beautiful sunset, though incredibly hot - about 84 degrees at the start. Felt very strong throughout. Thought I was in PR territory, but was several dozen seconds off of that."
"This was hot and hilly course. I had a good pace throughout pretty much holding steady at 9:05 mile. The hills were tough but I ran all of them. I used tablets in my water for electrolytes this time because around mile 11.5-12 my calves start locking up. I felt a few twinges, but ate my chocolate granola bar at mile 11 this time instead of 12 and this seemed to help. I was able to sprint the finish without any issues with my calves even with a long steep turning hurl right before mile 12. It was a new PR for me. I am hoping to break 2 hours at my next race. One other issue I had was on a steep downhill, my right foot toes started to go to sleep. Had to lengthen out my stride and that took care of it. "