Chick - sometimes it takes ages to recover from a marathon hey!
2old - that does make sense. I'm guilty for drinking a lot of water in the run up.
Barry/bro - both looking strong.
Nell - very fast reps.
DD - my bike has hardly been out this year!!
so - recovery has been bad. Extremely tired and still a bit achey. My knee still has a golf ball size lump on it so went and had an X-ray yesterday. Think it's time to give my body a chance to mend so will lay off running for a bit and do some strength and core work. been a bit low the last few days as disappointed with my run.
Home now. 3:35.18. Had a bit of a nightmare after 16 miles. I wasn't too well last night and this morning and think that affected me. But once the mental strength has gone it's game over hey!! The weather conditions were perfect - no drizzle and light rain. I was just tired. And gave up. Wanted to stop so many times. Even after 24 marathons you just forget how much it bloody hurts!
overall - a great flat marathon, they need to sort runners baggage area to runners only as it got so busy before and after, took me 5 mins over the start but when you got going it's almost fine, total lack of toilets and paper- but that's normal, and a pretty rubbish cup of water and half a banana at the end!!! But starting and finishing in an Olympic stadium is so cool and gives goose bumps.
I am almost home. Lots of travel in 36 hours! Overal I enjoyed it but I really started to die from 16 miles and slowed a lot. I wasn't too well last night and I think that might have affected me and when the mental strength goes it's a killer!! Ended up with 3:35. Dug very deep to finish. Agree about the chaos at the end. Keep the bag area for marathon runners only and that would help. Lack of toilets. And paper. But that's almost normal. Course is lovely. And fast. Stadium finish brilliant. Impressive start albeit a bit slow.