I've been a lurker on this forum for a while, so please don't roast me too hard on my first post.
I want to be better next time - so please help me understand what happened.
Context: Just finished Berlin 3:07:XX, about 9 minutes slower than my PR from 3 months ago 2:58.
Early 30's, 1 year of running experience.
Splits: 1:29, 1:38
I ran even splits of 6:46 ish following the 3:00 pacer for 19 miles, then my quads started twitching uncontrollably out of the blue, and I had to walk like 3 minutes, and slow jog until mile 25, where a "second wind" came out of nowhere.
I can think of three reasons about the bonk:
1) Jet lag - got poor (