Hi Shades, gutted to report that I didn't make it to the start line. Feeling rather empty as i haven't got my medal after all the training I did. Last night was my first trouble free night since Tuesday and hopefully a sign of improvement. I had tests on Friday so will find out soon if i got a bug or something. I won't be doing another one. Thx for your advice as always.
I have pulled out of Sundays run as it makes no sense to run in my condition. The charity will refund the money if people want but i haven't had anyone say they will reclaim as long as the charity do get the money. So that'a a relief. I deferred from last year and this was always going to be my last marathon. I have no desire whatsoever to train for another.
Looks like weather will be perfect, although maybe a bit overcast.
Good luck everyone. I'll look out for your post race reports with envy????
I returned to UK on Friday following trip overseas and developed diarrhoea on Tuesday. I haven't been able to keep much down and feel quite drained. I'm taking colperin which has improved things but am wondering what effect this will have on my energy and run on Sunday. If it weren't for the fact that lots of people have sponsored me I'd probably pull out. Any suggestions?
Hi everyone. I can back from India last Friday and it was very exhausting trip as we had daily trips where we were out 9-11 hrs at a time Plus the long haul. It was 33C over there and I've felt cold since I came back. I did a 5k on Saturday and 8m on Sunday which was hard going. To top it all off I've now got diarrhoea and have been home last two days. I don't think I should even be running on Sunday but I've had lots of sponsorship which I would have to refund personally???? And I'm doing this for my dad. My training went reasonable well until the end when I was really tired. I did a very poor 19m but that was about 5 weeks ago. There is no way I'm gonna do 4.22 I'll happily settle for 5.22 right now. Best of luck.