Finished in 4:31. Getting to the Expo was my biggest challenge. You'd think there'd be signs as you come out of the metro station. I didn't think the cobbles caused any issues really. The drinks stations were a pain, more because runners stopped and stood drinking at the tables ????.
There also seemed a lot of corner cutting. Keeping your eyes open for Kamakazi grannies crossing the course also kept me focused.
All in all a great first full marathon experience.
This probably sounds daft but I'm a bit concerned.
I have had back problems in the past, may be twice a year. Anyway I've put myself out of action for 10 days (advise from my Chriopractor).
I've got the Rome marathon coming up in March, the schedule feels tight as it is. In terms of my next long run should I keep it back to what it was the Sunday before last (17K) and how do I build back up?
I'm planning on swimming in the mean time to keep myself ticking over.
Oh and I'm just getting over Plantar Fasciitis - calf stretching is the key to my recovery.