PS - if you hate marathons so much why do you spend 4 months training for them and then put yoursf through it on race day ? And why have you run 5 of them ?
Washwood - that was rather a speedy session so soon after Sunday, great stuff.
Elle - bags of time to train for London. Has Mr E come up with a training plan for you ?
Washwood - I've got the Round Rotherham 50 on Saturday. I'm not really looking forward to it to be honest; it feels like I spent ages over training and then not recovering from my last ultra and the last 2 months I haven't done as much as I want to in training. I think it could well be a tough old day !
PS - Dont put any pressure on yourself. You felt shite and had a rubbish day, we all know it happens. you should definitely run NY, it's too good an opportunity to miss. Don't even contemplate a time, just go and trot/walk round and enjoy the experience. If you come in over 5 hours it doesn't matter. Of course you are a good runner, you've already proved that and have a very acceptable PB indeed. After that, just go out and enjoy running for what it is. In the new year, start training for a spring marathon.
Washwood - I would highly recommend an ultra as and when you are ready. It's a different type of training, planning and race but equally rewarding when you finish. And it takes less out of your body too, unless you start doing 100 milers, which is a bonus when you reach a certain age !
Washwood - great race, well done. I'm sure with more races in the future you will get your PB down even more. Maybe those first couple of miles took a bit more out of you then you realized, did you take on any gels towards the end ?