Well done on finishing to the person with a positive split of 2 hours 52 mins. I thought I had a bad day!
I had a positive split of 57 mins - though I was feeling ill from around 6.5 miles so my first half was slower than usual as well. I started vomitting from 14.5 miles, and from then on every time I ran any distance I was sick again (threw up 5 times in total) so I decided to just keep walking.
I had a PB of 5.19, had done more miles and more long runs than ever before and was secretly hoping for sub 5, but the wheels well and truly came off and I walked in at 6.17.
My only consolation is that I kept going and although I was upset during the race, I had so long to think about things as I was trying to finish, I was reconciled with my horredous run by the time I did actuallly finish and I already feel ready to move on!
I passed several people with bad injuries - some bleeding and covered in space blankets so I can only think the person who had the worst positive split was one of them. I have great admiration for them, whoever they are!
I'm training for Edinburgh Marathon and so I only start my training properly this week. I had a really great, steady 6 mile run in the snow at the weekend.
Hi AnnieSophie - I run in Asics 2170 road shoes but after several muddy cross country and trail runs I decided to try some trail shoes. They are New Balance WT710 and they are currently on sale at Sweatshop for ??50. I've put an insole in them as they feel a much harder landing than my road shoes but I think all trail shoes are like that.
The guy in the shop said that trail shoes tend to be neutral so if I felt a needed more of a stability shoe after trying them out I would be advised to get an orthotic. I tried them for the first time at the weekend in the snow and so far so good!
Glad to hear that you recommend Edinburgh Mitiog - I just hope it is bit cooler this year.
I've had a good fortnight running wise (a PB of 2.20.33 in a half marathon last week and a PB of 1.01.30 in a 10K this week) which has really improved my confidence and I'm starting to feel a bit more like a proper runner again because my mileage has really dropped off since May / June time.
I now really believe I can do a sub 1 hour 10K and I'm starting to think I may even manage a sub 5 hour marathon and a half nearer to 2.15 than 2.20. Mind you - I may not think that in a couple of weeks when I'm struggling again!!
Well done on your PB Mitiog. How many miles do you need to reach your target? I've now got to 797 miles and so I'm trying to get to 1000 for the year (I've worked out I need around 17 miles a week for the rest of the year).
Sorry to hear that your MIL is ill again USB. I'm really impressed with your monthly target and your ultras.
Len - your tooth will be fine. I've had a wisdom tooth out with no trouble (though the gap does annoy your tongue for several days) and I also had an implant on one of my front teeth which needed a bone graft and took nearly an hour - but even that wasn't as bad as you would think!!
Did you get extra applause for being last DL? I've never been dead last but I've been fairly close
After running last year I was rejected this year again but I'm not too upset as I had already entered Edinburgh and I'm running that with a friend from my club. My nightmare scenario would have been me getting into London and her not (or vice versa) and then having to decide whether to run both or abandon the other one to run Edinburgh alone. I'm sure I would have tried to run both and got injured or really slowed her down for Edinburgh.
At least I'll have someone to train with this year. Anyone else doing Edinburgh?