Sorry I almost never post but was at Manchester too yesterday with a PB of 3:52:41. The thing that really made me laugh despite the pain was the group of kids singing 'Always look on the bright side of life' somewhere later in the second half. If you can get a group of people doing that at London, that rallied me more than any of the more motivational shouts!
I'm unlurking myself very briefly! I came and said hi at the Crystal Palace track sessions and admitted to the dark secret of being a chronic lurker in the asics threads- particularly Amy's as we were following very similar Steve Smythe plans. Just wanted to add to the congratulations above and hope that a day on you can appreciate just what a huge achievement it was.
I absolutely get that the 11 seconds must be enormously frustrating - it's almost harder being that close to your goal than missing it by miles. But ultimately it is only 11 seconds and 11 seconds doesn't get to make you a better or worse runner, or more or less successful. On a different day it could easily have gone very differently and next time it will! Hope you'll still keep coming to track and that you're enjoying a well deserved rest!!!
I really hate, hate, hate ankle zips on tights, yet they seem to be well on their way to world domination. I'm struggling to find any new tights that aren't compression tights that don't have them. Anyone know of any? Thanks!
I got one of those little gel flasks and emptied about three gels into it and then just took a sip whenever I felt like it. Small enough to stow in a pocket. Prefer jelly beans but find all that sugar makes my teeth really sensitive!