Usually the longer the race distance, the less desirable it is to run a race when not feeling well. For example, you will need more time to recover from a marathon that you felt poor running than a 5K. I certainly would recommend even dropping out of a race when not feeling well, as opposed to struggling through a race knowing it will have to be some time before you are able to run well again. (Daniels' Running Formula; J. Daniels) Would you be so kind as to tell me whether it can be read in either of the two following ways: 1) I felt poor running the marathon. 2) I felt the marathon (to be) poor running. Thanks.