enjoyed the run (until mike 24) and great course and conditions albeit very crowded early on
I chugged out 3.02 which I guess wasn't bad considering I totally lost 2 or 3 weeks of training a month ago on antibiotics for my man flu. Had hoped I could rely on a good block of training prior to that and just ignore it but lost about 3 or 4 mins in two very ugly last miles - just goes to show the marathon will find you out. 4 weeks ago I'd thought I would have hopefully been on for PB myself today but onward and upward And bring on Loch Ness in October - think I prefer the smaller races!
we must have all been within yards of each other !! Spooky
Don't think I could bear to caffeine deplete. Have def learned to not overstuff the day before though following a disastrous muffin, lucozade and bagel binge the day before VLM a few years ago. I recall standing at the start feeling distinctly blobular
Abbers - it's manchester I'm doing. I'd love a PB but will see how the early miles go. Marathon number thirteen for me I think
so are you just on normal diet for the 2 or 3 days pre race BB? I wonder how long it takes for the glycogen to be used up assuming you're not running much....
Cardiology opinion and maybe echo would allay all your concerns I'm sure. Good luck! Would probably be a bit of a wait on NHS but could prob see someone locally in a week or two if you're happy to pay....