Hi everyone. Sorry for the late check but most of you of course know from facebook that San Seb did not go to plan at all. Struggled from very early on and 7:25-7:30 pace felt too hard almost from the start. From half way knew it was going to pot and had to use all my willpower to keep going, in the end clocking up 3:32. It's such a long way to go when things don't go to plan!
The course was brilliant, the weather perfect and nothing wrong with me on the day. I can only deduct that I overcooked it this time and left too much in training. Clearly very disappointed but will bounce back and give it another go but not until I get more speed on shorter stuff so that I have a slightly larger error margin! Not planning to even contemplate another mara until my half is down to 90min so if I do start changing my mind, please give me a slap!
I'm off on holiday to the Maldives (I know lucky me) later today so planning on getting some proper recovery in and clearing my head and I'm sure by the time I'm back I'll be all good as right now I'm feeling just a bit broken.
2Old- my last run is today, just 10min @ MP with a short warm up... and that's that! The race plan is to go off at around 7.25 pace or just under and try not to slow down!
Last day at work today, working from home tomorrow morning and flying to Bilbao at 4pm. Hope the weather gods are with me this time and there will be no unscheduled landing in France like the last time...
Barry- yes... well wish it was true! I think it's since I moved to Suunto when runs get transferred form their app (equivalent to garmin connect) to strava strange things happen and mile splits come out a bit different from what my watch is showing. I had auto lap off and averaged just under 7mm for 25min so no way I was running at 6.22! Stupid technology!
Last round of intervals done last night- 2x 5min @ 6.50mm followed by 2x 3min @ 6.30mm. It didn't feel easy! 3m plod at lunch today and only 1 run left tomorrow. Eeeek!
Barry- fair enough with making up for the first mile... I just saw all those speedy miles in the middle! Agree with 2Old that the only other thing I can think of is the overall volume.
Free- how did it go yesterday?
Nell- some very speedy running there. Woosh! San Seb definitely much cooler than Valencia, at the moment around 10 degrees and possibly rain but that I can deal with. Does get windy sometimes though so that's something I'm currently obsessing about!
10m steady for me yesterday during which managed to run into a bike gate and bruise my leg... ouch... taper stupidity or what? 3m plod planned for after work. Getting nervous!