Still waiting for my book to arrive too Madbee. Got the P&D mara book on kindle last time and I wished I'd bought the paperback version as looking up the schedules on the kindle was a nightmare. Hurry up amazon!
I'm going for my first proper run out tonight. Had a bit of footpain after an easy parkrun on Sat. Been resting and icing and feels absolutely fine now when walking (it hurt to walk before) so fingers crossed it'll be okay.
In the meantime I've loved going back to the gym and using the free weights for some strength stuff. Really hoping to keep it up with at least 2 strength sessions a week to coincide with easy running days.
oh hello you lovely bunch! I've got a sub40 10k to sort out this summer so will definitely be hanging out here. Need to get the road racing book first though. Taking my time to get back to running.....tried a slow parkrun yesterday and like a few of you i've also got a sore foot. Back to the gym for a bit i think for some non impact cross training.
Cheers cougie. Ah yes not trying to say that the course is long (and I know GPS watches aren't that accurate) but I think it's fairly common for people to run a further distance specifically at London due to all the weaving/taking the outside of the bends because of the congestion. But I know we're all in the same boat, as it were. I think I just found it much more stressful than I anticipated. I am a worrier at heart, and all the near misses with the water bottles and people tripping freaked me out a little bit .
But for anyone who thinks I'm spamming or just for anyone that can't be arsed reading it (and fair enough!) to summarise:
I loved the experience of the day and it will stay with me forever. However, I was really trying to race and go for an ambitious time and even starting at the front, I found it almost impossible. It was stressful and mentally exhausting trying to race on that course. I'd definitely come back and do London again, but next time I would go about the whole thing completely differently and enjoy it for what it is.