(oh the embarrassment!)
Aim high David
Oh I think the bunny beat you, by about a mile I would think
Dave...I bet you didn't listen to my top tip and have fish and chips with bread and butter and beer for dinner last night..........
if you did you wouldn't have had any of that stomach problems........
were you in the top half of the results though
good job you didn't get into London or the last 13 miles would have had you walking to a very slow time
Hope you recover quickly
I chick you by about 30 minutes. Hope that helps
Adverse weather conditions can put the body under far more stress than is generally appreciated.
Cramps and stomach problems are but symptoms of the stress involved.
Excuses no. I'd say valid reasons.
Ric f..surely the conditions were perfect.the same conditions that people have been able to train in for the last 4 months.........
adverse conditions would have been a heatwave after months of rain and cold.........
Never mind, David, 1:55 is still a respectable time and will probably be enough to get you in the top half. My top tip for next time would be to make sure you have a poo before the start. But at least you're pretty much guaranteed to beat it next time.
Oh, and start running a bit further if you're really planning to 'complete' a marathon at the start of May.
Ah well now you can give out authoritative advice on what not to do
you seem to have made so many standard mistakes that your fate was sealed before the day (it had zip to do with not wearing gloves)
tough learning day but hopefully you pick the bones out of it to improve in the future.
If it makes you feel any better, despite going for a wee twice before the race, I had to stop for one at 4 miles and, because there was a queue, I will be out of my target time by about 5 minutes.
Live and learn eh?
David, nice list.Add ditching the treadmill, and some more runs and you won't be too far off smashing that next time.
Ric, come on son, it was Reading in March, not Thailand in Monsoon season!
Cancel the gym membership, save yourself some money and toughen up by running outside!! Well done though for not giving up and many would be very happy with a 1h55.
Put it down as a bad day at the office DF3. Sit back, and think about doing more training specific to the half marathon, and it will soon be a distant memory.
Although it was wet, it wasn't exactly Wokingham conditions either, let alone Thailand
David you have never come across as a malicious person for all your stirring. I hope your next race goes better for you.
Good strategy though, are you sure you don't work in PR not IT?
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