Sorry for teh delay guys, was dying to talk to you, but pesky laptop and phoen wouldn't let me get to this page for ages.
I felt you out there today and god it was tough.
The wheels came off for a mile @17, and I then had cramp for two miles, had to dig really deep not to freak, way overran for 26.8 in 3:57:28!
Have to be happy with that, it worked out 8:52 average but the crampy miles meant I needed a few storming classics to balance them out, or er maybe cause them, eh?
WIll give you a full breakdown mile by mile soon, maybe tomorrow realistically I;m sure the crash is coming!
Yes that was Rosie!
Apologies for the above mess, the blue line never went across first time so I thought I'd better start copying and putting in less per post...but no, it had taken all along.
Cramping calves and gut rot, but still a very worthy performance on the day. Even my seasoned brother ended up walking 2 miles and went over the 3.
So the winners are? If anyone has any mental capacity please work it out, I am feeling dazed and confused [that's caffeine for you].
Outstanding work guys! Well done.
Great report Reikki. Well done with the pacing and the recovery from the bad period to keep going strong. Love it!
Choisty - you went out like an express train! At one point your predicted time was 2:34:45 and I thought my prediction was looking good I suspected that heat would play a role on the day. Great run and another epic time.
mcs - Rosie had quite a long interview in the main coverage if you've recorded it.
I've got some catching up to do with that guy who's run 580 marathons!
RR & Choisty - tracked you both and waited for you to tell your own stories.
Fanatastic achievements both, but you had me guessing for a while......and a double for Rosie only about 10 mins behind Boston time is amazing.
I don't belieeeeeeeeeeeeve it - me thinks oscarr is a witch!!! Nearest guess on both of you
Have heard a few people comment on the heat now - it certainly plays a massive part in my running so you can probably both knock some time off on a day that suits you better...
oscarr - back to what you were saying yesterday - decided to do a bit of research about heart rate and pace training. The consensus seems to be that the figures below are guides for different distances. I will try doing my sessions using these this week - I suspect my pace will be somewhat slower than my race times predict. But I'm happy that I will get a training benefit either way...
5-K 95-97%10-K 92-94%Half-marathon 85-88%Marathon 80-85%
Also found this - have a play - scroll right down to the bottom of the page for the HR calculator by distance...
Enjoy your recovery reiki/Lee - you are both superstars!
Great report RR!
SB: Are those figure for HHR or %Max?
Oh, does anyone have any advice on pacing a 1.5 mile handicap?
Well done Oscarr you must be in tune and thanks for the cheque.
BoD it's half a 5K so I would go out at 5K pace and pick it up if possible after the first half, or after the mile mark, or in the last 400m. You could think of it as 6 laps of the track if that helps!
SB I'll look at the runningtools when my brain is less vague yet jumpy.
Thanks RR! Good advice.
Great report RR thanks and well done to Lee too, why a warm day after all that rain, snow and ice!! Must have been tough running in the warmth after all the winter training.
Sun was strong, I got slightly burnt!
Conditions were much preferable to cold and windy however much of a shock to the system.
A few degrees cooler and would have been ideal.
Afternoon all - I have to admit to being rather lazy this weekend and only going for a swim no running or biking at all. The marathon reports serve as a kick up the backside for me!
I have managed to get hold of some tiny tiny screwdrivers so hope to change my HR monitor battery so might try some HR training as it seems to work wonders for SB and OSCARR.
RR and Choisty - seems so unfair training in snow and ice then running in heat! Such a shock tot he system! Amazing running from both of you!.
MCS which Hal Higdon did you follow?
Tri update - managed to borrow a racing bike from a friend and adjust the height and saddle so its an ok fit but ... gears don't work properly and it is terrifying as only got breaks on the drops. Also terrified as only ever cycled 20k and that was on a spin bike. Not sure that racing 26k on an unknown bike even if it is a road bike is a great idea and maybe I should slog it out on my ladies hybrid? Just have to accept that I will be slow on the cycle section! What do you think?
SB any advice on HR training (assuming I can get the blasted thing to work)?
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