Well done everyone at Strabane and London. Over 8 min pb for me at VLM and 2 min negative split. 4 months of hr training and felt great finishing strong instead of normal slowing down/hanging in there lol Special congrats to Jim for sub 3 - super achievement.
3rd London and forgot how amazing support is. Also watched Miss Saigon and Wicked - great weekend. The only run I will do in May is BCM. Start phase 2 of hr training in June but no marathon for me until next zspring at earliest.
Again it's great to see so many starting to hit the big mileage before taper madness sets in. Ended up with 23 last Saturday - Portrush - PBT - Bushmills - Portstewart - Portrush. Every 4th mile at marathon pace. Weather was drizzly but kept me cool which was nice.
One2e - You are doing brilliantly and there is definitely no shame in run walking. My brother did his first marathon a couple of years ago and decided to run with Jim and myself on the 4.30 train at Belfast Marathon. His longest run coz of injury etc had been 14. I recognised the signs at around mile 16 that he was tiring. Told him to immediately switch to a walk run strategy. He came in smiling and in 4hrs 50 odd. Even though he had to walk he only lost 20 odd mins over the last 10 miles and came in smiling instead of being carried over.
Looks like weather breaking today but got a sun drenched 7am run from Dunseverick to end of Whitepark Bay and back. We are truly blessed with some of the best running trails in the world. 15 this Sunday with BCM runners hoping for 4.30. leaving Cutters at 8.00am. All welcome - to attend please contact Belfast City Marathon office.