Well I'm certainly suffering this morning! Certainly was a run of two halves for me - flew the first half feeling great then did struggle a bit for the second half - think it was the long slog up the A166 that did it! Still beat my first marathon time by less than a minute to come in at 4.11.13 so can't complain too much about that and very pleased looking at the age / gender positions.
The support from the crowds was fabulous and shouts from family, friends an complete strangers got me round and even up that horrible hill at the end (why why?) Felt dreadful afterwards and the oddly warm and sunny weather threw me a bit - think I lost a lot of salt judging from my skin! And horror have a black toenail - euurrrghh!
Sorry for those who didn't make the start or had to pull out but there's always another run. Don't know at the moment if there will be another marathon for me but never say never!
Thanks for this I just checked on the First Group website to see that Grimston B park and ride is just going directly into town and not stopping en route! We had planned that my spectators would park, get the bus and get off on Hull road before the road closes and walk to the finish. Plan foiled! Any bright ideas where they could park? Will be coming in from Hull direction (well from Stamford Bridge but as the 166 is shut will have to detour to the A1079)Thanks!
Definitely recommend a sports massage if you're feeling tight - it will get much deeper than just stretching. I'm off tonight for one. If you're in the Leeds area I can recommend my sister at Essence Massage! Unfortunately im in Hull so cant take advantage!
Sandieh I tried the Beet It shots but just couldn't get it down the taste was horrible! Mind you I don't like beetroot so should have known!