My first (and most likely my last) ever marathon, and despite the pain (feet, toes and knee are shot) I actually enjoyed it. Despite the length of time I took it actually didn't feel long (if you get my drift !), probably due to the great crowd support which was very welcome for the slower ones of us competing. I started out with my headphones off, so I could feel the atmosphere and never put them on throughout the whole race ! One to remember for me, but I think I will now concentrate on getting some better times at the shorter differences. We ll done to everyone who took part
I think I will sit this one out with the wheezy boys on the sidelines with a sicknote from Matron and bring the oranges on at halftime! I have a stinker of a cold and Decided to concentrate on London the weeke after.
Ture about how far to walk. Last year i walked 4-5 miels to the start of Amsterdam marathon. Got cramp in last couple of miles.
Sorry to hear about the cold Wenty. I too am suffering from a very heavy cold over the last week, very congested. I am hoping that it clears up in the next couple of days as I will be running/waddling next week. Only trouble is that injuries and colds have severely disrupted training over the last month, so will be looking to take it easy and just complete as it's my first(and most likely my last !) marathon
Thanks 'L' Lesley2, I have no aspirations to set any records, whatever I do will be a PB ! I will finish, but I want to finish sedately, rather than in a complete mess. I have adjusted my expected finish times throughout training, and now realistically think 5.5 hrs also will be good and possible, anything less will be seen as a major achievement, but finishing is the main target.