Come and have a go...
No results up yet, I just had some friendly marshalls letting me know my position on the way round.
My glutes feel better than I thought they would this morning. Stairs should be OK...
Well, after a good night's sleep here I am at work. My legs don't feel too bad, although I sense they are gradually stiffening up. Just as well I'm the only one in today because my brain and general cognitive functions seem to be operating at half-speed.
I guess I'm a little weary after yesterday's fun
Well done, everyone! I finished in one piece and I wasn't last as I thought I would be!
It was a great experience, a very different kind of terrain for me. I was a wuss going down the steep bits (paths & steps) as I have a little phobia with heights & I wasn't going to risk spraining my sprained ankle more, so I lost a lot of time on those bits (and I was already slow.... I finished in 3:11, heard the timekeeper said that as I crossed the finish line). I felt better on the uphill bits - 'safer' - but of course still just crawling along...
The left ankle was pretty 'fat' when I got home but once iced it got back to normal. No massage afterwards but zapped the legs and arms last night with ultrasound - no aches or pains today, went to marshall at Lingfield 10K this morning and went for my Sunday run this afternoon, felt fine still (fingers crossed!) Glad I didn't 'push' myself yesterday or I'll be aching like all you speedos!
So who was the bloke I saw running back afterwards in the direction of Dorking? Wearing the MM T-shirt and cap.
If you could still run, you didn't work hard enough
It was all I could do to cycle along that road.
London 2 Brighton today went alot better than I expected and I think I should be fine tomorrow.
I cocked up my cycle to the race yesterday and started off completely drained so ended up with a 3:05 ish. Not that pleased with the time but hey it happens and its all good fun
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Well, that was a bloody disaster. (See my rating the race for the gory story)
I completed the first half last year in The Picnic in 2:30. The Munro this year took me 2:46. I was moving more slowly that Wayne Rooney on Friday evening.
Kylie and Danni Minogue could have been waiting for me at 26.2 miles, but there is absolutely no way that I could have turned around and done that all over again.
At least my legs are okay today and I spent Father’s day mowing the grass and gardening.
It is a good job that I have already signed up for The Picnic in 2011 as after Saturday I might be having second thoughts.
A mega job by the marshalls. I thought that they were good at the Marlow 1/2M, but these guys here are the best.
Definitely 100s - as we'd to go up and down 6 times altogether. I'm feeling OK today, no aches or pains although shoulders still a bit tight from being tensed on the steep down bits.
Hope everyone else is recovering well...
Thousands - definitely thousands - I counted several thousand before my brain became starved of oxygen.
Wendy, there are around 270 on the first (and last) steps and around 190 on the Eiger steps which makes 730, plus a few extras at the top of the chute. So almost 750 in total.
If it helps you put it in perspective for something people you are talking to might have actually done, there are just under 200 steps at Covent Garden tube station, and those ones are nice and even. And you don't normally run 13 miles either side of going up them!
I can't believe how much I'm aching today given that I've been running over Box Hill once a week for the past 2 or 3 months and as I wasn't feeling 100% on the day I probably went slower than I have on some of those training runs. Oh well, it gives me incentive to beat the time next year. I can't wait
Shiny - now that's interesting. I work on the 33rd floor in the Docklands, and during a fire drill where we had to walk down the stairs I kept my mind occupied by working out (rather than counting individually) how many steps there were. I made it 720 or thereabouts, and my legs felt like jelly even then.
Quads are stiffer than yesterday. I can walk down stairs without holding on but tomorrow's track session is looking decidedly iffy.
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