I will never run a marathon again.... like ever....

stupid concept anyway

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05/05/2013 at 18:19

I cant even be bothered with excuses except for one.

Time taken 6:23 (yes thats not a typo)

first 10 miles around 1.40. last 16 miles 4.43.

and now I probably need a new knee lol.

but the 16 odd miles i hobbled along gave me time to reflect on how long a marathon is and hiw utterly pointless it is. the irony is the first 10 miles had all the hardst hills as well.

I'll post the garmin when i get to a computer. and yes puffy i will be donating 50 quid to your charity but i'll do it tomorrow. tonight me and my knee are going to have a little cry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

05/05/2013 at 18:24

You poor sod. Regardless of anything you've posted on here about doing it, or other people's efforts, that's got to hurt and you have my sympathy.

Get some ice on those knobbly nuggets of pain.

Cheerful Dave    pirate
05/05/2013 at 18:26

Fair play DF3, put your feet up and enjoy a beer or two.

05/05/2013 at 18:27

well played old son.

Agree how pointless marathons are though, and I don't need to do one to say that!

Sounds thoroughly miserable.

05/05/2013 at 18:29

You get credit for sticking it out to the end and not DNF-ing. Although from the sound of it perhaps it might have been wiser ...

Piss-poor time for a young fit bloke, of course

But well done for doing it and for keeping your word.

Now stand still while they all queue up and slap you across the face with a wet fish

05/05/2013 at 18:32

Oh dear!

Well, you finished it though, that's an achievement . I'm sure you learnt something from the whole experience so take a well earnt rest now and come back stronger.

05/05/2013 at 18:37

the stupid thing was I knew all the big hills were in the first 10 miles or so, so after 10 miles even though  could feel myvknee getting worse i was pretty happy with my pacing , then bang. game over. tried to half run/walk but nope. but even if i had done well it still doesnt change the fact that marathons are pointless. when i crossed the line i didnt think 'ahh that was still a great achievement', I was more thinking 'Well thats 6 hours I could have been doing something practical and not buggering up my knee.' anyway 400m swim / 5k run aquathalons is my limit now!

 

 

 

 

05/05/2013 at 18:38

I would have DNF'd had we not been in the middle of nowhere lol. so not much choice. nothing about being brave on my part.

05/05/2013 at 18:43

There's a problem with the title of your thread according to this quote....

"So for me, my definition of running a marathon, is you need to have run the whole course at all times with no stopping. It doesnt matter if you are a going slowly but I think once you begin to walk, thats it, you can't truly say you've ran a marathon."

Remove the words "run" or "again", otherwise the author of the above quote will be along to sort you out.

05/05/2013 at 18:44

What a top Trooper! That must have been one hell of an effort to keep going. I have just donated the money I said I would to Tiggywinkles. Congratulations for finishing and I can recommend a good physio if you need one!

Pudge    pirate
05/05/2013 at 18:49

So, if you are never going to cover the distance again, it seems that you will never actually get to RUN a marathon.

Shame.

Well done though.

05/05/2013 at 18:53

tenjiso ... lol. fair enough i will edit if i can. too hard on this mobile to do anyjting fancy. but i agree i didnt run the marathon and the only thing i proved was any idiot can do a marathon so my point stands that just completing a marathon by itself is not an achievement.

05/05/2013 at 18:57

I had so many quotes to pick from, it was hard to know which one to use  

Out of curiosity.... are you in the VLM ballot this year?  

05/05/2013 at 18:58

So what charidee is all this in aid of then?

If I put in a fiver, can I point and laugh?

Psst, DF3, a couple of years ago I did an event of three marathons in three days along a pretty wild coastal path route: took me about 6 hours, about 7 hours and over 9 hours (!!)

05/05/2013 at 18:58

pudge lol. that is right. the way i see it is my best time for 5k  is 22.14 and 10k is 46.39. So Id rather improve those times and be ok at that than all the time and effort required in marathon training just so I can be OK at that.

05/05/2013 at 18:59

muttley. I would rather watch Liverpool FC win the premiership next season than enter another marathon.

05/05/2013 at 19:01

shit i am in the vlm ballot. well i'll never get in anyway lol

05/05/2013 at 19:02

oh and to top it off two army guys carrying 40kb backpacks passed me at 23 miles. and i saw them at the start so i knew they had done the whole marathon.

05/05/2013 at 19:06
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

oh and to top it off two army guys carrying 40kb backpacks passed me at 23 miles. and i saw them at the start so i knew they had done the whole marathon.

05/05/2013 at 19:08
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

shit i am in the vlm ballot. well i'll never get in anyway lol

That's what I thought last year.

I'm sure that, if there is a God, you will get in this time. 

David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

pudge lol. that is right. the way i see it is my best time for 5k  is 22.14 and 10k is 46.39. So Id rather improve those times and be ok at that than all the time and effort required in marathon training just so I can be OK at that.

With those times you could achieve a respectable marathon time. Assuming you actually did some training, of course.

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