I've completed my first ever marathon!! what a gorgeous day, I was worried I'd overheat (I'm a cold weather runner!) but the breeze kept me cool, yet I've still got some slight sunburn on my face and shoulders! I wanted to run 4:45 and was comfortably within that up to mile 22/23 and I couldn't keep the pace anymore - hips & glutes felt horrific and came in 4:50 (according to my watch) so a PB nevertheless.
Has anyone else has issues with their number registering a chip time & their splits?? My results only provide a gun time which is 5:01 so frustrating. Have emailed them to ask if they can look into it
Well done everyone, I'm definitely on a marathon high! Xx
Hi PG3, good point there about not recovering in time..
I think if am honest with myself I'm thinking 10mm will be too much for me. The good thing about using Reading half as part of my training run is that I can use one of the pace groups to help me. I think I'll stick with the 2:15 - 2:20 group which should see me round in 11mm which will be better.
Northender thank you. did you do the additional mileage at home, or as a warmup before the race? Just thinking about whether to do the 5-7 miles before I set off for the race, meaning I will have a bit of a rest travelling to Reading and then do the 13 there? I'll still get the miles in my legs. Or does it have to be in one go?
I have read people either run 20 or for 3:30 hours, whichever comes first. I ran 14 in 2:25 on Sunday and I was aiming for 2:20 / 10 min miles. So wondering if 20 in 3:30 is possible..