Fido not sure what to say but no you will make right decision for you
Howard brilliant split s hope things improve
Nearly 3 weeks on and still resting couple of very gentle miles last week. Feet nearly recovered but back still a bit sore from the lean I assume. Onlt thing bothering me is putting weight on but just taking a whatever approach for now. Mojo is there but a saying it could also do with a rest!
Back in the land of the living feet recovered and today managed 9 holes of golf so getting there. I had won a comp for a marathon next weekend but have decided to be sensible and let it go
FIDO Thanks once again. Not sure what your plans are Comrades wise but I have decided Im going back in 2017 for the up run. Feel I have unfinished business with the up but the down I cant better and waiting for FRC to take the record from me
Mile 1; 25 target time 5 hours. I started with a plan of 25/5 run walk to first aid station at 11 miles. Walking after 25 was hard and no one else wss but stepped to the side and did so. I reached the cp in about 2 hhours and grabbed some food and walked while I was eating. At the 18 mile point I was caught by someone I new who was aiming for sub 24 so concerned gone off to quick. Weather wss perfect so just carried on. At around 23 realised I wss pushing for 5 hours to slow so had a mile walk. Result felt better but reached 25 miles in 5.03
since completing comrades I kept asking myself what next the reality was I had put some weight on and no longer wanted to chase pbs although staying under 4 still mattered so last year I did the quadzilla (4 marathons in 4 days) the best part was the evening s and a few were using it as training for 100. The seed was sold. Last year I completed 15 marathon s and so far this year 6 including a 50 mile training race.
I say the above to set the seen of what is needed to get to the start line.
So race day arrived following s lovely evening with Howard. My crew came to the start dropped my bags off and off to the start. I new a few from enigma events so nice to talk. I even had a plan so will post each quarter ad seperate post
The end imagine this standing at the start of a marathon no sleep for 24 hours both feet now with blisters and starting to feel sick. Well that was we. I NEEED to do s 9 marathon but really not sure I can. I have now read report s saying it was pouring down could not tell you but it must have been as now add slipping into the pot. I wss totally miserable had enough and wanted to stop. My pacer was brilliant I never said those words but he knew so kept me talking about all sorts of rubbish. When I got to the cp at 85 my garmin was showing 86.5 so had a good old moan which I regret now. Meeting FIDO at 90 gave me a lift she said I looked strong not true but appreciated but around that time I developed s lean. My last change of pacer was at 91 2 cp to go the next 4 miles were horrid so slippy and now my back was agony. Finally reached 95 and had 2 hour's left. I tried walking holding myself straight I tried using the fence. The onlu good news was still doing under 25 mm finally the path in oxford ans stumbling finished.
Medical attention needed on feet now infected. I should have been on top of the world but wasn't. Can't explain why. This had helped and sure it will come just the truth.