Previous best 4:20:37...was after 4:15...managed 4:16:12 Hip started really hurting which it hadn't done at all in training...so at about 21miles I had to stop & try to stretch it...then I started to feel sick to the point where even a sip of water felt like it was going to put in a reappearance so the planned last gel was a non starter and Mr CS had to practically drag me along the finishing straight I was that done in. In reflection I have to chuckle...Mr CS was shouting at me to keep going (he had permission to shout at me) and this nice bloke running along side us offered "walk 100 run 100" and Mr CS shouted at me to not walk any... I unfortunately had to ignore him just to break up the constant repetition on my hip...but the walk breaks were the tiniest walk breaks and I'm really pleased with my time.
Was nice to meet you Legend777, although I think Mr CS spent more time talking to you
Another vote for the old trainers JJ, 300 miles is only just over halfway through the life of your trainers (according to manufacturers) so I reckon you'll be fine. Mr CS has just informed me his trainers of choice for this Sunday currently have 451 miles logged in them.
That's me done...3.5miles runned this evening...was meant to be about a minute slower than MP *whistles innocently* it may have been more like MP...oops!!
I don't think I'm carb loading enough...I had my regular porridge for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch (2 slices nimble bread) with a bag of skinny popcorn, I'll have a banana this afternoon (as usual) and I think I'll make a chicken risotto for dinner. May need to eat more cake
Jonny have you tried eating a clif bar mid run in training? If the answer is no, I really wouldn't recommend it for the marathon. What goes down nicely when you've finished might not sit quite so well whilst you're still running.
I have to admit I like races with out & back sections as I find people watching takes my mind off the effort I'm putting in. In half marathons I'm usually trying to spot Mr CS as he is so much faster than me.
Legend, I've texted Fi to let her know you've given the pub the thumbs up