Barry-I think Abo will be the turning point for you-sub 3.15 next!-an excellent time despite the effect of the achilles injury and no calf niggles.Am I correct that you have a London place? Whats your thinking for that one? A mix of cycling swimming and runs looks good or are you doing the Furman method like Nell.Interestingly London doesnt fit into that list...Its not really one to PB at .
Re the achilles-Im convinced mine was caused by tight glutes,calf and hamstring and the achilles being weaker than the rest became the fall guy. Massage seems to have done the trick for me.
Looking at my 9 marathons my first was in 2006 ,London 3.26 and my best was Liverpool 2012, 3.09 so the gap for me is17mins.Im not sure I will get another PB and my goals for London next year are 1. starting the race 2. Finishing 3.GFA-3.19.59. so I can do it again.
AA-when I read your post I was worried you were going to show us a pic of those blisters.You should be fully recovered for the next marathon ....not sure I would be mentally up to 2 so soon
Nell-I know you did a variation of Furman for York....what shedule did you use for your Spring Marathon-any chance you could share it with us/me.Thanks
Did a cheeky 10k on the TM earlier-felt fine apart from the trapped nerve in my neck caused by the whiplash effect when my head hit the wooden floor.
Pink- glad you enjoyed Abo. Must have got you twitching to join in. Tough swim session. It's odd posting non running on a running forum
Nell- no harm fully recovering. Continue basking in the glory of that great race.I'm not just itching ,I'm scratching like mad too. Wonder what the consultant will say tomorrow. Hope he doesn't want lots of scans and tests.
Barry-very good pacing yesterday -those last 6 were always going to be tough in view of your lay off , the heat and wind,tri training notwisthstanding.Your time also shows the benefits of mixing running with swimming and cycling.Another couple of 16-20 milers and who knows what you might have done. Great for your confidence and sets you up nicely for London. It makes me wonder what I might have done ...though it wouldnt have been pretty.
AA-excellent performance yesterday.A nice warm up for the next 26.2. Why you would want to dop another so soon only you will know.
Cooks-another fine race and after a lnog drive too. Are you in London next year?
Nell -you're entitled to have a sore head now and again
Free-you are building up those LRs very efficiently-a nice base for Spring marathons
O4S-congrats on grinding out 50 miles on Saturday-very brave and inspiring.