My legs feel a lot better today but still haven't run, not sure I will do before parkrun and the Keswick half this weekend. I seemed to take fewer gels and drinks this year pmj, I tend to just judge it on how I feel.
You deserve sore legs moof, serves you right for running so fast !
Just had a look at the stats. Each 10k has the same speed for me (14.1 kmh) except the last which is 14. Passed 256 runners in the last 7.2 and 42 passed me. 5% of V50's ahead of me. In most races distances it usually 1-2 %, which shows marathon is not my best distance.
Agree your negative split analysis PMJ.
I chatted to a 51 year old from Sheffield at the finish who set a new PB of 2:45. There are some incredible old guys out there.
Neil Maloney you done good. Many congrats on a great effort.
Freemers- sorry I must have misread your previous post, sorry you had a bit of a stinker.
I noticed my pacing was very similar to last year (very even) but with 1 minute down in each half. And what a difference that makes. The course seems much more congested when you are amongst/ behind the 3 hours pacers- I'm sure it cost me at least 11 secs
Great report pmj, I really hope it is not your last marathon.
I was a bit down at the finish but not so much now. It was a decent run and even 2:59:59 would have been a bit of a let down. I think it helps that I misjudged finish. My old eyes are not as good as my old legs and I could not read my pace band while running. I thought I had a minute in the bag at 23 and only realised when it was too late.
Apart from the guys I spoke to would also congratulate Freemers, that's a remarkable time.
Legs feel pretty good today, looking forward to Keswick half next Sunday
3.00.10 for me today. Knew fron the start that a pb was not on so concentrated on pace. Got it about right with 1:29:45 at the half. Just misjudged the finish and left it too late for a sprint. Great to see you guys in the pub. We saw you Speedy but couldnt catch your eye....