Last 3 miles done ... once again I couldn't calm myself down enough to go at MP, this is going to be dangerous on Sunday!!!
Still, can't wait now just want to get out there and run!!! I won't get to the expo until Saturday but there is something about that music you hear on entry that really makes you feel part of something special! Good luck to you all and I look forward to the post race dissection ... I hope we're all happy bunnies
Same here on MP3 had to keep slowing myself down. Just started to feel good half way through third mile then had to stop! Can't wait till Sunday... my head feels v.foggy and am not functioning paticularly well!
Off to London 1st thing tommorrow so won't be able to post till back home sunday p.m.
Good luck to one and all!!
I got sunburnt today ... how did that happen with the forecasts we've been seeing for the last week?!
3.19 for me so I missed my target but still a PB
I struggled in the last 6 miles and was quite relieved that at least it was under 3.20, if I'd missed that too I'd have really had to go into hibernation!!! I truly thought I was on for 3.15 and maybe going out at 3.10 pace wasn't the best plan of action but I knew we wouldn't be doing exactly 26.2 so wanted to make allowances for that. I went over on my ankle as I tripped on a bottle at mile 14 as well which almost stopped me running, but I limped for a few strides and then ran through the burn ... too busy watching the elite men running the other way.
Hope you've all had a good day, I'm off to bed!!!
Good effort, especially with a dodgy ankle.
4.01 for me but really chuffed. From 18 miles it was sheer hell and am really proud to have pushed myself to a second half, only a minute slower than the first.
Delighted with 3 + 2 and will continue to follow it but no more marathons for me!
If you can hit the wall more than once, the first one must have been made of play doh ;-) My wall was constant!!
It was definitely hotter than we expected so we all did good!!! It was going to be my last London, but I feel I didn't do it justice ... perhaps I would do better if I included the +2, if I could just find the time!!!
HB, so close to 4 hours, have you changed your mind about another one yet? Certainly by next week, I'm sure you'll be up for another . My positive split was about 8 minutes, so you did far better than me through the pain!!
Personally for me, that was just about perfect running conditions.
Still didn't stop me having a hard day out. Held 6:04s till mile 24 then had a bit of a blow up and didn't have the mental stregth to properly foosh my legs. Kept running but any chance of sub 2:40 was gone.
Finished in 2:43 plus change. A 3 minute +ve split and a small PB which is great considering that I wasn't sure if I would be able to run at all 20 weeks ago and I have been nursing a dodgy ankle and a slightly less dodgy knee. I have to say though these niggles did not bother me at all on Sunday and it was just a pure lack of stamina as that stopped me hanging onto what should be a maintainable pace for me based on my 5k and 10k PBs.
Does the 3 run + 2 Cross training method work? My view is, it Depends..... I think you could probably run a marathon faster on a more traditional program based on more mileage if you stayed injury free just purely because the stamina to hold onto your pace would presumable be there... However for the time strapped, injury prone triathlete this program works great.
You can definately do very speedy 5K, 10K and half marathon times on it. But I coming to the conclusion that for a true peak marathon performance you need that little extra bit of stregth and stamina.
Anyway, thank you all for keeping posting through the build up and congratulations on all your marathon finishes and paticularly well done for your PB FH.
Once recovered I'm going to settle into a serious Triathlon training phase to try and get an olympic triathlon PB in July.
Next year I'm thinking of Boston, so I'll definately be back posting then. If I do Boston, I will not be aiming for a PB, but aiming for a "perfect" race, with a negative split in effort and a strong wall free finish.
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