Cracking running GD and MsE, good controlled running to get some nice results there, enjoy the celebreation
Similar to OO, Although feeling good definitely some more recovery time needed before back at 100% no more evidence of pains I got marathon day, maybe was the shoes? Didn't run till Thursday as precaution. Just some walking each day. 10m hilly trails today and was hard work by end. Will probably be steady away if do Ripon next weekend.
Thanks all, sorry I missed you OO and Poacher on course. Good running both of you. Likewise had a good experience of the event and nice for visiting marathoners to get a good experience. Think ill be ok, backed off when things started hurting and probably been relatively active at park with family this afternoon so hears hoping not too much stiffness. Will take some rest days and get ready for some easy paced trail runs to come. It's disappointing to underachieve, but there'll be other days.
mountain waffles = 2 waffles stacked with 3 scoops of ice cream (from a choice of flavours), two sauces and 3 toppings. most other days would considered glutinous ????
Another one for memory banks for the future. Good job your doing trying all these and reporting Ben ???? experience teaches me undulating and less than 100 is my strength, but these are the sort of events that float my boat (anyone else find that?)
Good going that OO, turned out fairly hot in the end.
Bit of a disappointment for me, getting r.leg hip pains in first half, triggered premature aches and stiffness in whole leg, still on pace into 2nd half but cramps and general slowdown meant a,3.15 not on cards so coasted to the end to not aggravate anything in 3.31. Bit disappointed but feel a bit better following panini and mountain waffles
Cheers OO and Poacher for the details and pic, will be looking out for you in a few hours from now. To confirm I'llbe damn happy with under 3.15 - a PB - and anything significantly lower would have to be a great day. Will go on feel though. I'm not sure marathons are a distance where fortune favours the brave
Poacher - Know what you mean re. back o skiddaw area. Been around there on BGR support once and its hard enough on foot, must be difficult to keep upright on a bike. A great memory of that day for me was the descent on halls fell ridge, Blencathra just after, a great half hour or so for any adventurous off road runner. I have some local knowledge of Ripon from time spent visiting family up there. And I've an ace in the hole in that my best running mate lives a few miles and knows the trails. Thing I've also battled the right honourable RH in early days about 10 years ago, I think he took it easy on me that day as a meer late 60's year old and handed me the scalp.
Birch - Will have to read RH book, read a few good uns re.runners but somehow not that one.
Leslie- Hope the niggle ok. 100m+ or similar hilly/mountainous off-roaders are hard, but slow, big mental game in fighting the quit demons which have had me a few times since first one in 2010. But since 2014 have a 100% hit rate now learned the trade a bit.
Lorenzo - Sounds a heady combo of food and drink, not sure I've knowlingly tried either.
Good running Gerrard, easy to get overoptimistic wth race times when building miles and get disapointed or risk the body. You knew your form well and came up good in that one which does sound some distance from a fast course.
Gul - Best of luck for the missus getting sorted now they know the issue.
G-D - Tape week is a killer, been right moody myself and hate the doing little running and trying not to eat too much. Sounds like your in a good place for a fast flat marathon.
Hull awaits, going to have a warm up jog into town - ~1.5m - soon, nice relaxed start as not a big event by road marathon standards. Though compared to some off-road events I've done is massive (last year I came 4th in a 125m+ race that about 12 started and 5 finished). Passes close to my house at 4m so some on course support from the missus and 3yr old (who will no doubt enjoy the inflatables and pop-up track at start/finish when they head into town after this).