Sub 3:45 Group
After last couple of years I avoided the forum, so I stayed relaxed and not too stressed with the build up. Seems to have worked as I came in at 3.33.40 - over the moon with that, although should have gone 7 seconds quicker to get all the 3's
Unlucky Laura, but hey sub-4!!Try pinning some gels to the inside waistband of your shorts next time. That's what I do and it works a treat.
Great time HH! Just pay a little more attention to detail next time and hit all the 3s.
Take a look at this thread. I've poked my nose in there and had my say. I can't belive the guy wanted to run 3.15. Many lessons learned though.There's some good advice and experience for hitting low numbers on the next run.
What went wrong?
Really disappointed. Starting getting cramps at 20 miles and they became so bad I had to walk the last 2 miles so ended up with 4:13:42. Never had to walk in a marathon before and couldn't even break 4 hours plus it was my birthday too! Still on to the next one. Hoping to run Paris next year. Well done Laura and Hornchurch, great times.
Well done Laura - sub 4 is amazing. HH - that is some achievement well done - you'll just have to try that little bit harder next time
Well, my prep for Edinburgh was going really well - completed each and ever run of the 1st 10 weeks of the training schedule, which included 2 x 20milers, both at sub 9m mile pace. Then after Saturdays 15miler, some real pain in the back of my leg behind the knee - saw the physio last night - damaged the tendons in my hamstring, lots of really deep, inflammed soft tissue. So, no running till at least the weekend, ice twice a day and anti-inflammatories 3 times a day...
But most of all I will be praying for a quick recover, because if you take out the 2 week taper I have 3 hard weeks training left (this first one I will miss) before Edinburgh on 27 May.
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