Do I still have to give a break down of the times or can I cut to the chase?
I feel I should build up my Great Cumbrian Run at little just for old times sake. After the GNR I did feel a bit lost and deflated - 11 wks of preasure to perform and what do I do now?
It was Thursday by the time my calfs were better so I did a quiet 4 miles just loosen things up - that went ok. Sunday I went for a 9.5 mile loop around the flat parts of Kendal with Lauren on her bike - spatula in hand 'run fat boy' style. By the time Monday morning came I was hobbling all over again.
I didn't run again until the race on Sunday!
The forecast was not so good for Sunday so I thought it best not to drag Audrey and the kids out of bed for a 7am drive to Carlisle. As it turned out the weather could not have been better for running - dry and cool. So there I was again off to a race on my own as per normal, picked up my timing chip and joined the rest of the runners just inside the Castle gate way. We started at 9.30 with a nice flat run through Carlisle town centre, the support was great from the locals. Then it was out over the M6 around Wetheral back towards Carlisle, around the football ground to finish on the athletics track.
I have no excuse, my second half marathon was a 1hr 53min 01secs. So that is 2'30'' slower than the GNR but I did enjoy it and I would love to do it again next year plus the medal and NB t shirt were worth it.
Debbo- well done on the 1:52 that is a great time you have over taken me .
Hey Tracy, great to catch up earlier. I won't steal your thunder but great run today - well done. As I said I missed beating my half marathon PB by 3mins in Carlisle this morning- very poor. I need another one now to prove that all that training hasn't gone to waste.
I thought you had gone and left me. I would have loved to have met you Sunday but it was not meant to be . But more importantly - how did you get on? Thanks for the congrats, I am still chuffed and stiff.
I am in desperate need of a new goal so I have entered the Great Cumbrian Half Marathon on the 19th plus I hope to get to Lochaber with Jason, Bryan and Debbo.
Next 10k I do will be sub 50 I promise Steve. I just need to find one that is down hill .
Looks like you haven't ditched me yet as I am going to Lochaber all being well. So I won't make your head swell by telling you what a fantastic bloke you are and how awesome your running is and how I feel about making a great friend in all this craziness. You have been the coolest most laid back Super Sixer.
Thanks for forcing me to drink Guinness before the race as I don't think I could have done what I did without it. Thanks also for the links on my thread, I just need to sort some digs out.
Besides Liz Yelling you are the fastest woman I have met. I am sure that if that porridge had been better in the hotel you would have shown Nell a clean pair of heels. You should have packed that microwave and special porridge of yours . Still a 1:35 is 2 whole miles in front of me and I would love to be that quick. Just think you were chilling out in the hospitality while I was still running up John Reid Road. You did a fantastic run and I am sure your club mates are proud of their Speedy Goth.
I have another half marathon a week on Sunday and I'm looking for other races to do before the Lochaber marathon in April. So don't be surprised if you see this daft smiling face on the start line some where.
It has been a pleasure to be in the team with such a focused and lovely lady and I wish you all the best for the future and I hope our paths cross again sooner rather than later.