Finally made it into the Club with a 2:59:51 in Berlin - (yes scraped it with a typically terrible last 5k ) ...... after a bit of a wind down and reflection its now onto the next target now that Monkeys off the back.
What recommendations would people give to get a 2:59 down to a sub 2:50 or dare I say it sub 2:45 ...... would be interested to hear similar stories of the first sub 3 you ran and then subsequent improvements and how long that process took.
PS nice one LS21 - just realised who you are - have to ask you about your choice of shorts tho. Those bright yellow bad boys? Are they your lucky shorts?
Sub 3 was the aim - 2:59:51 - it wasn't pretty! Cramp and stomach issues made it much closer than it perhaps could / should have been - still was the 6th crack at the sub 3 and finally nipped in there which is nice! It's a bugger of a distance
Hi all - just jumping on here to wish you all good luck. Remember to try and enjoy it too! .... This will be my 7th sub 3 attempt - hoping to sneak it this time we'll see.
Berlin is a great place of you haven't been can imagine the atmosphere during mara weekend will be great. Might come back for the inline skating marathon next year on the sat afternoon
The weather needs to stay below 20!
Another tough day on the roads - was on for 2:56 until 30k and cramp randomly set in which made the last 12k rather distressing! .... 3:03 in the end. Was hoping to get that sub 3 and retire but looks like the quest continues
Well done all - just getting round is one hell of an achievement