Slowest marathon of my 14 done and just made it home inside the cut- off time in 4:41. This compares to 4:05 last year at the same race. Legs seized at 19 miles so hobbled home after that. First 19 was slow and steady so an accumulation of the years efforts I feel.
I am not prepared to invest any more effort into long distance stuff cos this has happened too many times. I must so thick that it takes 14 races to prove to myself that my physiology just does not fit anything above half marathon at any decent pace.
Not sure I want to do any more running full stop right now but probably not the right time to make that decision. Everything else in my life has gone belly up right now and this is just added to the list. Think I will buy a boat and sale the world!
Reiki - sounds like you are having a great time and congrats on the win
I am well and truly in my taper now and this time it's a sever one so half the miles last week and this week will be less than 20 and may not run at all nexweek before the race. Still fighting the odd illness days.