come on Dave - you know you want to...
First Thank you once again Susan for you and Gordan being such amazing hosts
well I gave everything today and it worked a new pb in 3.41.08 and I hope this helps In 2007 I ran my first London marathon in 4.36 so nearly an hour quicker so if you want a sub 4 just keep going and you will achieve it.
JUst looked at my splits kept a good even pace until the last 2k so nearly got it right
Had an amazing day but missed out on my sub-4 But hey, it was London and it was my first marathon
Key moments were needing to take a number 2 at mile 16, hamstring strain at mile 16, and cramp in my calf in mile 20.
My chip time is 04:05:54 so not that far off. I really lost heart after the forced toilet beak in mile 16 and i think trying to catch up hurt me. By the time the hamstring gave in I was really quite demoralised. Still had an awesome time and Garmin tell me my average moving pace was 9:06 min/mile! Bodes well for the future!
Here are my splits
wow khanivore!!! post my splits tomorrow...
cant sleep been awake since 3, its 4.30!
well done martin!
well done frc!
I was actually behind 3.55 pacers for a bit and not far behind for quite a while!
more tomorrow cant seep but cant type either....
A great time Wabo..well done!!
Martin - I remember those sub-4 barrier posts you used to type...a lot has moved on since then..well done.
Khanivore and FRC -Well done to!!
Well Wabo, Martin and everyone!
I'm inspired to try and run this morning. Have had a couple of weeks of with back pains but feeling better at the moment.
Well done London runners! Such impressive times - I'm inspired as well. I was watching from the lucozade stand around the 24 mile mark - did any of you notice who was handing out your Lucozade? I had my photo taken with Leigh Halfpenny, it made my day. I will be entering the ballot for next year, failing that I'm just going to have to train super hard and get myself a GFA for the year after
I cannot believe what I am about to post, but I will go back next year and now feel I know how to go sub four... The schedule worked so well this year for sub 4.15, I just have regained confidence in my running, feel a better runner and think its achievable. But, I know that my other slower marathons were more fun! Just not so satisfying. Had 9 that were more fun. now for one more and if I do not get sub 4 that's fine.
1) 1m - 9:12
2) 1m - 8:54
3) 1m - 8:48
4) 1m - 8:46
5) 1m - 9:01
6) 1m - 9:08
7) 1m - 9:18
8) 1m - 9:11
9) 1m - 9:10
10) 1m - 9:19
11) 1m - 9:17
12) 1m - 9:19
13) 1m - 9:25
14) 1m - 9:22
15) 1m - 9:22
16) 1m - 10:24
17) 1m - 9:36
18) 1m - 9:42
19) 1m - 10:28
20) 1m - 9:49
21) 1m - 9:59
22) 1m - 9:57
23) 1m - 10:04
24) 1m - 10:54
25) 1m - 8:57 tunnel so not strictly correct
26) 1m - 10:02
0.48m - 4:24(9:11/m)
Have I ever done just over 10mm at the ened of a marathon I wonder???? No!!!
Wabo - cracking!
FRC - OMG so close - but wow - great time!
Khanivore - you are SO goign to do sub 4 next time. Sorry about the loo break - how annoying. Great learning for first time.
Martin - as usual - brilliant.
Coops - sorry, who's Leigh Halfpenny?
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