Red, I think this is the first time it has happened in a race. She has run marathons including Paris, and as far as I know, has been ok. You are wise to rest the hammy, as they take a long time to recover if they pull. Alice is also resting as she has a tight calf and achilese. She shouldn't really have raced, so soon after her marathon.
Matsmum, thanks, the wind did make the going harder, and I was only about 30 seconds slower than the Solent Half, which is a fast course. I thought that as Diana and I are both doing the Lordshill 10 mile, we could have a wing each. Poor Jenny has epilepsy but thankfully has warnings when she is going to collapse, so was able to partly break her fall. She recovered in the ambulance and when we collected her at the finish was ok except for a nasty head ache. She was very disappointed not to have finished and get a medal. Alice is keeping an eye on her, in fact they work together, and she is fine now
JJ, sounds like a very enjoyable walk, which will blow away all the cobwebs.
It's bright and sunny this morning, and we seem to have missed the worse of the wind and rain. Hopefully it won't arrive later. We have a hill rep session with the club this evening
Red, our posts crossed. Thanks for your praise and I suppose I'm lucky to be able to knock off races week after week. As I mentioned in my post above, Alice is now suffering with a painful achiles. She shouldn't really have raced, as it was only 2 weeks from her Bournemouth marathon. I must ease up as well otherwise I will get injured. I'm doing the Lordhill 10 mile Sunday week, and then probably resting from races for a while. I was going to enter the Gosport Half, but probably won't now. I think too many races are slowing me down, as I don't recovery properly between each.
Thanks Exhausted, I did my best, but it wasn't good enough. It's just made me more determined than ever to up my game. I'm lucky though to have come away from the race without any injuries. Alice is now suffering with a painful achiles and won't be able to run in Sundays Great South Run. That's very sad, especially considering the entry fee was in excess of £40.
JJ, sorry to hear about your hamstring pull. When that happened to me nearly 3 years ago, it took me about 6 weeks before I was able to start training again.
I'll be going for an easy pace recovery run this morning.