Delurking briefly to wish this weekend's marathoners in Frankfurt a great run - especially Jools - PB time I hope.
I'm retired from marathon running now (I think) after two years of failed training campaigns for London being ruined by back pain. But after a long break from consistent running I started a plan to run every day for a year on my 50th birthday. 56 day streak completed so far, not entirely without ill-effects, but it has made me fitter and shed some of the excess poundage.
Still pop in here once a week or so to catch up on how you are all doing.
if you go back to page 1138 of this thread you'll find his first post here from March 2008, de-lurking to get some advice on running a sub-3 (although by that time he'd already run a 72 minute half at Bath).
i'm back doing a bit. run-commuting and swimming. 24 miles this week is a start. But not sure I'll be running a marathon again soon.
I thought the conditions were OK. not cold and it only rained for 20 minutes. But I was a few miles behind the front and maybe it was more sheltered at the 13-15 mile section.
I actually really enjoyed it. I was running slowly and easily and there were no problems from my back until the inevitable right hamstring cramp. Obviously less fun after that, but it was really down to the lack of miles in my legs and excess lumbar round my belly.
i won't disclose the time as it isn't appropriate for this thread. My slowest road marathon, but not as slow as one of the off road ones I did.
Nice to see Rach and Gobi marshalling at the 2 mile point again, I stopped for a wee chat. Excellently organised marathon, loads of marshalls, quite a bit of support and lots of water stations and a well organised finish venue.
a good day to find some mojo - but my legs don't golf hurt right now!
Storming run from TT and a great one from postie, whose legs may very well be hurting more than mine by the sounds of it.