Dam, it actually didnt feel that long until the mile 1 mark but there you go.
Dean, I had to keep turning around because I knew I wasn't going at the speed I wanted to and inexperience didnt allow me to know what pace was required at that time. As you can see, I was very careful not to mess someone's race up.
Wib, I even slowed to a pace slower then what I run on the pavements so yh it was me making them look good. Really frustrated that I never when sub 60 pace. I would have gotten a nice lead on them and probably would have been able to do something with it. I doubt it but its a nice thought.
I am sure they are grateful. You did go to extreme lengths to make them look good. Build up a 3-4 metre lead, implode within 800m and then jog in nearly half an hour later.
Surely in looking back you are sending the message out that you are struggling - (thats what Brendan Foster always says on the television anyway) Perhaps had Samir looked straigh up the the others would have thought that this is a runner making Jurassic improvements and let him go - in looking back they must have thought he's struggling lets get him!!
That is pretty hard to do when he blows up at 800m!