My 2004 London Marathon

How was it for you? - Quotes and pictures from London 04


Posted: 26 April 2004
by Stinkytrainers

Time: 3:56

Q: What was the best moment (excluding the finish)?
A: The best bit was getting to 20 miles and knowing that I could get under 4 hours for the finish

Q: And the worst moment?
A: Between miles 24-25 - it just went on forever. Only the crowd on the Embankment kept me going and the thought that if I started walking I would never get going again.

Q: The biggest surprise? Or the most memorable moment?
A: I wore my heart rate monitor and for the first time in a race it was showing a reasonable rate but my legs just couldn't go any faster!

Q: What was your goal? And what was your finishing time?
A: My goal was sub 4 hours and I got 3:56:55 Yessss!

Q: What would you do differently? And indeed what was the key to your success?
A: Do more long runs and stick to the training plan. I think I succeeded because mid way through my training programme I switched from 5 days of running to 4 days running and 1 day crosstraining. This significantly lowered injury and time off.

Q: How will you be celebrating?
A: By not running for several days and then setting some new challenges for shorter distances (Marathon - never again!)

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