Well done Hanster! That's a brilliant time, especially given what you described above. Doesn't sounds like a fun day out though, sorry to hear you found it so tough. Well done for keeping going. How are your legs feeling today? I hope recovery goes better for you after this race.
What are we going to talk about now? Wildlife-spotting and Women's Hour, of course!
Yes, good luck Hanster! I hope you enjoy it. I'm very impressed with your mileage between your last marathon and this... I'm not sure I've managed to get into double figures for a weekly mileage since London. That weather forecast sounds great, I hope it stays like that for you. I'm already looking forward to your report!
As for hills, no, not really. Cos that'd make it too easy really... There's one moderate hill nearby that I'll be running up and down a lot I think.
Yep, I'm back from Oz, spent the first half of this week in a fog of jet lag but back to normal now I think! Running-wise, I've entered the fan dance (I definitely blame the jet lag fog for that) so I'm planning hilly training routes for the next few weeks. I only managed to do one run while I was away, but it was a parkrun next to the beach - gorgeous. Even more so as I came 1st woman - though it was a small field.
Enjoy your weekend CC69, sounds just the thing! planning for the next marathon can wait til Monday...
Hanster, is your marathon next weekend? Are you in taper mode again now?
Oh CB69, I am sorry to hear that it didn't go to plan. Well done on your new PB, under the conditions that in itself is pretty impressive. I think there were a lot of people who struggled with the headwind in the last 7 miles and ran slower times than they would have liked: I read an interview with Steve Way yesterday where he said he thought he was in sub2:20 shape but he finished in 2:29. And running with stomach cramps is miserable so I think you did brilliantly to keep going for 10 miles of that, I don't think I could have done it.
It's great that you're not feeling too achey now and that you're already planning the next campaign. All that training you've done will set you up excellently for the next one (and you know now to stay away from white bread!)
Look after yourself and be kind to yourself, I think you did brilliantly under the circumstances but of course it's disappointing for you that the circumstances didn't allow you to reach your potential this time.