Just in case any of them post on here can I say a massive word of thanks to the nurse running the event who helped the injured man (me) to the marshall's station at 10 miles and the second nurse and her husband who checked on me while waiting I was waiting for the ambulance and ran on with my car keys to the finish so that my friend wasn't stranded.
And to all the runners who reached the 10 mile point ready to give up hurt before seeing my blood soaked form, deciding maybe they maybe weren't that bad, and going on to the finish - you're welcome
Checking in after a long lay off (from social media rather than running!) so a big hello to Chilibean and any one else left over from the old January 2010 thread. To quickly reprise I started running at the beginning of last year and found to my shock that I enjoyed it. With help and encouragement from folks on here did a half marathon last November - then I vanished from sight (lost a bet with my better half - my penance being 6 months without doing any online forum stuff). Kept up the running though and happy to say I did my first marathon in Brighton on Sunday (3:55:37 a time I was over the moon about). That got me excited enough to come back on here (a month early so don't tell the missus) to check up on you all. So what did I miss? (apart from 3000 odd posts of course )
I really enjoyed my run tonight - the most enjoyable since my HM by far. 7k mostly along the Victoria and Albert Embankments ad it all just worked. For once when I peered at my Garmin when I thought I was going quite fast I actually was, and I was loving every minute of it. Very happy!
I'd forgetten what it's like to run in the cold - tonight my body was over heated with an extra layer but my ears were burning with the cold. A wooly hat is called for.
CB glad your physio is earning his money. Fingers crossed that you keep up the good recovery. Sounds like your number one is learning a bit of race craft - you're just going to have to work on your sprint finish.
G - Antigua was everything a tropical island paradise should be, at least once hurricane Tomas had finished passing by (we just caught the edge of it on the first couple of days with high winds and heavy rain). It's a place where is very easy to be very very lazy! Well done on passing the 4 mile mark, now for the 5 miles.