Hello All. Yep survived London - didn't manage a 2nd sub3, that was too much to ask of my objecting legs. Managed 3.05 (1.31/1.34) - it was very tough and I struggled mentally late on - but as I approached Big Ben, I found a bit more for the final push. It turned out to be a pretty decent run so I'm taking positives from what has been a very tiring but very rewarding week. Would I do b2b in the same week again? er no, been there done that. Next year I will do 2 spring marathons but probably 3 weeks apart.
Morning all. Had a nice meet up at the red lion with the posse. Running London 6 days after Boston was a stupid thing really. I couldn't run as fast as my legs just wouldn't have it, and mentally It was so tough. However, London is one of the best marathons and I put in a brave 3.05.22 and worked off the crowds. Pretty pleased to run that well after the sub3 on Monday. Had a boozy binge for the rest of the day hitting another 3 pubs and stumbling in at 11pm. Was a bit emosh yesterday. It's been a good campaign and I need a rest.
Great performances all round yesterday and good to see PBs getting slayed left right and centre. Same time next year?
Telstar - well done, it was tough, the conditions made it very tough. It was a fast course but my quads were hurting from about 8 miles in. I heeded the warnings and tried not to get too greedy early on. This proved to be the right tactic as I paced it perfect and held on for a 2.58. (4 min pb) with no slow down and a 5 second positive split. From 35k to 40k was my quickest. Despite the agony of my quads I kept pushing to the end and was very happy. Now I feel like I've been beaten up!