Just poking my head in from my P&D lurkery to say BLOODY WELL DONE to Madbee. What a fantasttic time! And fantastic report. Your experience (although a lot quicker) sounds a lot like mine in that it was all pushing and not really v much fun but all worth it in the end.
And well done and manly back slaps to the rest of you too - I've been lurking since the beginning but didn't get brave enough to post as it's enough keeping up with the Overdone it? crew. But suffice to say P&D got me a big 19 minute PB too and brought me home in 3:27 just 9 months after having a baby. So it totally works
Skinny - My clubmate elected not to race London as she'd had a pretty painful experience at Abingdon last time chasing a PB and had fallen out of love with marathons. So she came flying past me at about mile 21-ish having run a big negative split and finished only about 1 or 2 mins over her PB time (and a couple of minutes ahead of me) but she had such a good time, she was absolutely on cloud 9.
Loving Lit's finish line photo - that's one to get framed
I have a marathon recovery question. So in an ideal world I'd probably follow the P&D after marathon plan because it's served me well so far. But we have an important club race on 17th May - Hilly 100 relay - I'm in the A-team for the first time ever and have been given the glory leg to run and I really don't want to mess it up. So...how much recovery to allow...and what to do training wise between now and then? Any opinions welcome. I'm feeling very DOMSy right now and my quads are mashed but otherwise niggles seem ok. Was thinking of not running until Thursday (gentle 4), Saturday (gentle 5), Sunday (gentle 7 or 8). And then what for the next two weeks? Add some strides in? Tempo? Hills?
I only high fived one set of kids. I was running at the side of the road at that point and they all had their hands out and looked at me expectantly so it would have been rude not to. It was cute and at that point I was comfortably cruising. There was no such nonsense in the last 6 I can tell you!
Come on, Mace. On with it. Spectacular performances from you, Lit and Madbee I must say. I'm very proud of all of us!