I have a place in the Pisa marathon 2016 to sell along with hotel in Pisa (with a late checkout), flights from Gatwick (out Sat, back Sun), parking at Gatwick for the duration and a hotel at Gatwick on Fri night.
I think it all cost close to £300 but will listen to any reasonable offers so please send me a message or reply on here.
Wardi - Seville is a cracking marathon and city. Slightly chaotic at the start due to elite/sub 2:45 and Spanish national Vets champs all getting a bit mixed up but nothing too horrendous. The course is pancake flat and very well supported in places. The old town is stunning and you get to run through it for a while around 22-24m. Finish is in the 'Olympic' stadium (built for a failed Olympic bid) and is a cracker. I highly recommend it as a race and place to visit. I'll definitely be doing it again and taking the wife with me for some culture afterwards
I've been running as and when I felt like it this week which has been very nice. Got some new racing shoes and tested them on Thurs with a solo 36:40 10k then did a Parkrun in 17:00 on Sat. 10k race planned a week today.
Too many wonderful performances to name check everyone but special mentions for me go to Muss and CW.
Muss for a truly epic campaign and flawless run and CW for having the guts to try something different and execulting it perfectly.
That is a cracker of a picture Dachs
TT - The plan is a break from marathon training!! About three weeks ago everything was looking good for a 2:29 but I think that I pushed a bit too hard and tipped the needle into overtrained. Looking back all the signs were there: constantly tired, irritable, problems sleeping. I could definitely have got 2:32 yesterday which would still represent decent progress from Seville so I won't change anything into Frankfurt, except that I'll be starting fresh.
Jools - Good that it's nothing too serious and you can get back to it soon.
Apologies for not making the Red Lion but I was in a bad way physically and mentally. Also had a train to catch and it took me a long time to get from the finish to Charing Cross and on to Paddington. Nearly cried on the train whilst explaining it all to my Mum on the phone! Went for a two mile shuffle today that felt pretty good ????
2:34:12, 8 sec PB.
Went for 2:29, halfway in 75:28 and accelerated from there. Put in a 5:38 and 5:39 and it looked on. Then it went wrong and I shuffled down the Embankment watching AL_P and then TT come piling past.
I ignored a high HR in the first half and paid for it in the second. Never felt good and perhaps the non-stop barrage of training and racing marathons has caught up with me.