Thanks TP, I know I would have enjoyed it more if the weather had been better. However, it also reaffirmed that if I can't run the whole way I just don't like it. To me it feels like I might as well go for a hike.
Don't get me wrong, I am glad I did it, the whole week was an amazing experience. And I did kind of treat it like an ultra in a way because of the course.
On our way back now, through the Western highlands, stopped for a cuppa in ullapool. beautiful town.
Looking forward to a good slouch on the couch when we get back!!
The course for me was just too unchanging. I also don't like the rocky paths where I feel you are constantly looking at your feet. What did go well was nutrition, and despite having a few blisters from the week, Vaseline seemed to keep the discomfort almost entirely at bay.
The good thing is though, because I was soooo slow, my legs feel ok which is great and means I can continue training to get fit again.
Pretty squalid day here.... Marathon was tough. Toughest I've done. Not sure exactly of my time but it was poor by my standards. May have been around 5hrs.... Or just below, or just over. Legs just never got going at all on the rocky paths.... I've never been so glad to get off the boat and be back running on road where I know where to put my feet and can pick up the pace if I want. Weather was windy and wet which didn't help, but the long stretches of nothing and no one were hard in the conditions. I don't like big commercial events but I have to say this was just as hard. I'm not sure I'd do rt he marathon again but then if I am fit next time who knows???? Bf did well but again not sure of times.. Think maybe 3:25ish. Elspeth and OH also did very well. My estimate for this course was 4:30 And I could improve with more training but not sure if the isolation is my kind of race. Right, dinner time
Fingers xd TP for the weather here. Another peaceful night in the tent and with the day off today we have did a bit of a spring clean on the car and tent!!! Relaxing day today before the race tomorrow. Rain has not interrupted any races so far but has been very much on and off. Hoping to go over to handa island today.. It looks lovely!!!
Well done everyone, good running!!
Will be sad to leave this place Sunday, it is astoundingly beautiful, and have found myself buying books about the area!!