Chick - I'm so sorry to hear about your stress fracture. keep your fitness up with new challenges if you can.
2old - a fantastic report. Really feel your joy. And yep - sub 3 is next now .... We are always moving goalposts!!
barry - I know how you feel. You've trained so consistently this time round. i hope your mental strength comes back soon. And remember your big goal in the summer. Keep focussing on that and do a marathon off the back of that fitness and you'll smash 3:15. If anyone can you can. And I agree with you - no announcement of results until we can get our excuses in please!!
im mentally feeling a bit better today, if still a bit shocked about how crap I actually was. Looking forward to getting my bike out and getting in the lake. Never thought I would say that! I knew my legs weren't right for weeks. My hammys were so much tighter than normal. Recovery time And then I might plan something!!!
Barry - hope you're not too disappointed. A great time again.
Freemers - hope your Achilles held out and you enjoyed the champs start.
Well yesterday wasn't my day. All a rush to the start (sorry I didn't see you guys) and then whisked off to blue start for 2 mins of fame. Just about made green start in time. My legs just didn't get going from the first mile. By 4 miles I knew it was going to be really hard. Mentally it was hard I got very emotional thinking about the funeral and my head wasn't in it. It was catagorically the hardest run of my life and my slowest marathon for 15 years. Went through the "I'm never doing this again" phase from 6 miles. on the upside, I had so much support and raising awareness for my charity "action on hearing loss". Ticked the box for London in fancy dress, got on telly a few times and also got stopped by Colin Jackson at 24 miles for interview! Bumped into Bro on Whitehall afterwards and had a good cry on a sympathetic shoulder.