What hurts more – a marathon or an Ironman? You might think, “An Ironman, of course!” But, the consensus around the table after the Boston Marathon was Marathon! I thought I was crazy when I felt this way after my Phoenix marathon earlier this year. But, hearing my buddies from the DC Tri Club (Phil, Kip and Sean) all say they felt worse after the marathon makes me think there is something to this…especially, since these guys are rockstars when it comes to running!
Why would running a marathon leave your legs (and your whole body, really) in more pain than an Ironman? How could 26.2 miles hurt more than 140.6? Theories welcome!