Sparkly bridget v Len2
Fantastic report mitiog! All that training and planning came right on the day
Well done mitiog great report and it was bliddy hot I know because I ran the half and all I could think was thank god I wasn't doing the full one.
Fantastic P.B and easy to go sub 5 on a cooler day.
Had a fantastic weekend in Edinburgh with my friends just back and exhausted.
Mitiog, that's amazing! To run at all in that weather, incredible. Well done
Thanks Len It was very hot! I'm so glad I started slowly and din't get carried away. I was chatting to someone in the hotel who has a half-marathon PB that's 25 mins quicker than mine but he went out too fast, crashed in the heat and in the end finished in a similar time to mine. I prefered my slow and steady plan - it sounded a lot more enjoyable! Marathons should be enjoyable...
Ha! Should they?! I'll let you know..one day! (I got my email for my "ill/injured" place for VLM next year! Here we go again...!).
Which event are you targetting for your sub-5 then?
Hmmm not sure!!!
Open to suggestions!!!
You'll love VLM
mitiog although I am never never ever ever doing a marathon again...If I did then I think an Autumnal one would suit better. Train in the hot when it's hard then run in the cool.
How are you feeling today? back down to earth
Did you enter the ballot...If I don't get into London and here is hoping I may think about doing Dublin next Autumn...even though I am never doing one again.
For me it'll depend on work - looking for a full-time job so it'll depend on if I get one and if I can get the time off for the race.
Feeling as if I've plummeted down to earth with a big thump this morning. Very tired. Not got back into an eating routine yet, just eating rubbish! Need to get back on track with healthy eating but all I'm craving is sugar.
you have the post marathon blues...I think after all the focus it is a bit of an anti climax even if you have achieved your goal.
Book something else up......
Wooooo Hoooooo mitiog - what a fabulous race you had in what sounds like nightmare conditions - can't stand running in the heat - would much prefer it cold. Sorry I didn't manage to pop in before the race - was on holiday in NY - well actually in Heathrow delayed, but I was thinking about you and sending go faster vibes. Hope the post mara blues are fading.
Have done Leicester half - it was a nice run - haven't done the full. Think its probably a lot smaller than Chester and Liverpool, but seemed well organised and was friendly.
Haven't properly got back into this running lark - took my kit on holiday but didn't use it. Think I need a kick up the arris
Thanks DL Hope you had a good holiday. I'm sure the running mojo will return. I'm still eating rubbish. That needs to stop else I'll regain that 4 stone I lost training for Edinburgh!
I did a local 5K tonight and got my best ever "official" time of just over 29mins. The 28:35 I clocked a few months back was on a route we were trialling for a Parkrun so it hadn't been measured accurately but this was a "proper race" so 10 days after a marathon I was chuffed to bits to PB since I thought I'd do about 31 mins. I was bang on 31 min pace at mile 1 but that was into a headwind so once the wind subsided I was comparatively flying. The best bit was being paced round by Marathon Talk's Tom Williams!!! Definitely a night to remember!
Come on guys where are you?
Did a 5k race last night and ran well not a P.B but managed 27.58 over a tough hilly course so pleased.
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