WG: I am chuffed! But the improvement from Stockholm looks bigger than it actually was. I had an average speed of 5.42/km during the race in Stockholm, but 5.08 between km 40-42.2, so I definitely had the capacity to go faster. As it was my first marathon I run with the attitude `better safe than sorry´. Add 4 degrees, heavy rain and stormwinds to that and you realize the time could/should have been better.
Parkrun looks fun. There is nothing similar here in Sweden. As my friends house in Newcastle is about a mile from the start I plan to jog there so I am in the park 15 minutes before the start and then jog straight back to their house after the run. By doing this I don´t have to bring a tracksuit on the flight.
One thing I don´t get though is how they do the timing. No one seems to have a bib on the pictures I´ve seen?
RR: Ok. But do I understand it correctly: I don´t need to sign up for the particular run? I just register to parkrun, get my barcode which I bring, do some sort of check in before the start and then do the procedure mentioned above afterwards to get my result. Thats all?
Well, this evening I have demolished the last of my treats - a Biscuit Boost which went down a treat. That's it, the treat cupboard is now bare and the next thing to think about will be a run. I took a good 4/5 weeks to fully recover after my first marathon. But I read that the shock of your first marathon causes your body to put in place systems to recover better next time out and so far, I do feel pretty good within myself. So I am feeling optimistic about slipping the ld trainers on again in a couple of days time.
You'll love parkrun SS, it's a fantastic idea and it's popularity is absolutely booming in this country - my local one got over 400 runners a couple of weeks ago. I credit parkrun with making me the runner that I am today after having a go for the first time two years ago. Just remember your barcode and enjoy! And well done on the 3:42, wish I'd improved like that from marathon#1 to #2!
The Music at the start of the Marathon was Very stirring stuff, certainly got me moving ..............glad we now know what it is. Great day had
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