I survived it (just).... running a marathon with no long run training isn't to be recommended, lol !! All went really well until 10miles, then I got a severe calf cramp and it set like concrete. After it released I set off, but could not run with any pace or back came the pain
I thought about pulling out after 8 laps, but I don't like being defeated, so I slowed right down. There were a few more bad spells with cramp before the end though, including the last lap when in sight of the finish line I was brought to a complete stop again (I think I may have roared my disgust and a few choice words - so sorry if anyone heard my outburst, haha) .... a special thanks to RFJ for asking if I was ok on a few occasions as my legs packed up
That hill was a bit of a killer, in any case!! but TZ put on a great race, I almost collapsed when the huge chunk of bling was placed round my neck at the end!!
I have a feeling of not achieving what I wanted, so it gives me great pleasure to announce I'm already in for next year ..... and I would appreciate it if Ian and the tz team could take a steam roller and flatten out some of those hills (or provide a detour arround them in the latter laps!!!)
Thanks LTS, I'm sure we'll muddle through, just hopefully the last few laps won't be too painful!!
I hope all this singing is going to be good and in tune! Don't like wearing ipods etc and I don't like the idea of having to wear earplugs either
Weather is looking good at the mo, low of 9/10C in the morning rising to about 17C (by which time we hopefully all finished) cloudy with sunny intervals and winds about 10mph. So not bad for June, my worst fears was 25C and windy!!!
Half way through packing now, just waiting for my Garmin to fully charge, then set off tomorrow afternoon.... not long now
Hi all, looking forward to this run with excitment and trepidation
I missed the closing date and entered via the wait list. I was really pleased to gain a place but only after I should have been on taper, lol. I had given up on entry and had switched to shorter stuff 5 & 10k, so haven't done much above 13.1miles since running a marathon in January, so hopefully I will be ok to half way, then it's fingers crossed time!!!
Yes I went the wrong way there too, was no-one in front and saw runners coming from even farther in the wrong direction, and I was leading a group of about 10 or 12 and we all went the wrong way, luckily a bit farther back someone knew where to go and corrected those behind, but obviously others went wrong later too, very confusing, my garmin recorded 13.3miles
Still, it was a great day, sunshine too, shame about the headwinds, seemed to be always running into it, lol