Well, I am not an ironman -- yet.
- Couldn't get my head around eating any thing. Nothing had any appeal except ice.
- Couldn't get my legs to move faster than a walk for about the first 6 miles. A slow walk at that.
- I finally did start running and picked up the pace a bit, but just could not keep the momentum going.
- My brain took me to a very, very dark place and there was no getting out of it. No matter how hard others tried to get me out, I was stubbornly stuck.