YOU WILL ALL BE AMAZING - remember just completing the training is the most important thing and actually the hardest.
Get to the line and see what happens - like all the best race plans you have to expect to adapt them on the way.
Thanks Seren - what crazy distance are you doing later in the year then? I had a rough time at VLM last 2 years - Paris was the change. Maybe I should just go back there?
Emma thinking of another marathon, wow already!!!
All the best to Spen,Jim and RH and any others I have missed on here. Enjoy I will be thinking ofyou as I just do 19 eeeekkkk on Sunday, my two big weeks coming up 43 miles each must be careful. Have a great weekend all.
mcs Enjoy - it's sunny here ... best get out for first post mara run before the rain comes.
Really dore today as I spent 8 hours building flat pack furniture and sorting toys for my 4 year old - he now has a big boys bed - hoorah!
Watching VLM - it's making me cry! So so amazing!
Perfect weather so smash those pbs!
Oh no RH - poor you - that's how I felt last year!
Wine, rest, eat and then on to the next challenge ... I've got some more flat pack furniture!
Bad luck RH - you will definitely get there. It was very warm yesterday and I thought it would take its toll on a lot of runners. Sorry I didn't spot you out on the course. My bf finished with a personal worst but really enjoyed himself. Our visiting running friend from Manchester was also well out of his time but loved his first London. I'm now faced with my annual 'do I bother entereing 2013 or not' dilemma....
Well done to everyone who ran yesterday. It was as always a huge privaledge to be out there supporting you all and trying to inspire people to keep going. Enjoy the rest and recovery!
Thanks guys! xx
It was a fantastic day and I have to hug and thank every one of the 10 million people cheering. You all were awesome!
Unfortunately, I didn't beat the London jinx and struggled round the second half. First half was great at 2 hours 20 seconds, but I knew then I couldn't sustain that and slowed throughout the 3rd quarter. By 18 miles I was getting some sort of stomach cramps from the water and lucozade and wasn't far from being sick. By 30k I was walking as I drank a whole lucozade bottle and just kept pushing between walking bits and jogging. By then I couldn't do better than a jog for much of the rest and effecitvely lost half an hour in the 2nd half of the race.
It was still my best London time by 29 minutes, and another sub 4:30 so I am still really pleased with my performance on that side. It shows that London may still have a jinx and that I've just got to come back next year and do much better!
Not sure if I'll do another marathon elsewhere this year, just taking a few days or weeks or maybe months to assess my body and its ability to fly round races as it deserves to! Once I do get back running it'll be all speedwork for a while anyway.
Well done everyone else for your performances. My best clubmate didn't finish and is now at the doctor's, so I know the feeling of self-imposed failure! He's reasonably upset at having missed a good sub 3:15 time - and may have run 15 miles on a stress fracture! Oops!
I like to run, it makes me smile; I think I'll wait before running another mile!
Great Seren well done...............might just have to apply again anyway..........
well done Seren - saw your note on FB. Glad you enjoyed it and didn't damage your knee. Well done IJ - sounds like the lucozade may have done for you there. It was very warm on sunday - typical london marathon weather as its been bliddy freezing here ever since.
I think my next marathon is going to be Beachy Head this year which is a nice long way off but I've got afew things to keep me occupied between now and then. Sevenoaks 7 in two weeks and then I'm taking part in the Green Belt Relay again which is always fab fun. I hear about my stages at the weekend....!
MCS...I'm with you...I think I'll stick my name in the ballot again.
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