Awesome MsE, awesome! You should be so proud. Fantastic report, had me choking up a touch here as I relived the emotions that we all go through when we fight the 26.2 distance. I need to man-up!! Congratulations on an incredible time and battling through with such determination after a potentially race ending setback. If that's a 12 minute PB, I want the same training plan, nutritional info, brand of trainers, everything!
To all the others that run yesterday, congratulations. Your stories entertain and inspire. Some truly heroic performances Only 2 weeks since I ran Brighton and I'm already looking at a base building plan for this summer in order to be in peak condition for my debut GFA race at VLM16. Your experiences and advice are really motivating.
Well done all, what a successful thread it's been so far this year.
Great report ssc and an excellent, well managed performance. To knock that time out with such a gap in training is very impressive. Glad the strategy worked as well for you as it did for me. It seems to take the pressure off while keeping you focussed on the prize.
Good gym strength and core session last night. Spent ages on the foam roller which seems to have really helped my sore quad this morning. No pain going up or down stairs. Will give it another week when I'll get a track session in and then make my parkrun debut and a guaranteed 5k PB.
Some fantastic times achieved over the weekend. well done to all the racers. ssc - That's a really close call but you hit 3.15, great running. Will defo dip under the number next time.
Great running, KR. In Paris 2013 I made the decision to stop and stretch failing calf muscles at 16 miles in a bid to save my race. Ended up with a PB that day. Good race management. Like you I'm interested to hear how the extra miles/sessions will help get the PB lower.
Interesting comments from my mate's coach at his athletics club. The coach was amazed we achieved 3.15 off just 4 runs and one gym session p/w (I also do a spinning class to x-train). He reckons with 6 runs and 2 gym sessions, we could aim for sub-3 in London next year. He's going to put a plan together for us later in the year.
It will be interesting to see what he comes up with. Sub-3 seems far too scary for me but then again, hitting a GFA was also unachievable once upon a time.
5 steady miles today (7.07 pace). It's over a week now and I can still feel Brighton in my thighs. the right quad is actually injured, so I'll rest a bit more and ease back into the running later in the week. Injury approach seems far more casual when not in campaign!