See the route has been tweaked. Will be quite interesting running up Matthew St, quite narrow!
Did London on Sunday, fantastic day, so a little recovery and back into training for Liverpool RnR. Local one for me, I did the Liverpool Marathon in 2012 and the support was good, different route though as the first half was on the Wirral then through the tunnel for the 2nd half.
Don't understand the point of cheating, why bother esp in London when there are plenty of other runners out there for 7 hours. Organisers should 'have a word' really. Very easy to query the results to find them. All of them crossing the highway as well it seems.
Only 941 negative splits, just shows that most of us go off to fast. ahem.
Did 4 last night, right calf didn't feel good (no problems with it all during or after marathon), felt tight. So after a mile I just stretched it out and did this a couple more times, still doesn't feel quite right so I'll give it a few days and run at the weekend.
sk - Ah yes seem to remember the empty tables, no idea what I would have shouted out anyway! . 2:05 ha ha yes.
Big_G - Not sure what the knee thing is, but maybe as you say it's a bit like tapering and all sorts of things bubble to the surface. Stop prodding !! I was out for about 8-10 weeks last year and it does feel like you'll never run again but you'll get there just enjoy the rest and keep doing the stretching/stengthning stuff and come back stronger.
Getting that post marathon blues feeling today, all the build up & it's gone just like that...6 years of waiting to run London. I'll be in the ballot for sure, not much hope but you never know. A lot of people at work asking how I did etc, they never do that for any other races! (apart from the other runners here).
What a great weekend. Marathon all a bit of a blur now! , yesterday we walked up through Green Park to the Palace and through St James park and It looked a little different 24 hours later. Legs feel fine, little bit sore in my thighs but stairs are no problem (only the big steps sometimes sting a little!). So recovery looks to be good.
Looking back at the day, I can take a few positives in that I managed 17 at 4 hour pace & was feeling really good at 14. Need to figure out why I just ran out of energy, no cramping (which is good) just no energy, nothing left in the legs. I didn't do a proper taper so that probably didn't help. I could still walk at a good pace, so literally ran 1/2 mile then walked a quarter. Focus kind of turned back to training and Liverpool in 6 weeks so didn't want to wreck my legs at that point so jsut chatted to others and gave encouragement where I could.
SK - chatting to 'chef' around 23-24ish (Mansion house) I think. Were you on the Lucozade station that was bang on 30km ?
Lilly - Never say never!, sounds like you had a bad lead up to it and that really doesn't help, I've been there. But you got round well done. Recover well.
Snap - What a run from you, it feels good when things all go right at the right time...all that training effort suddenly feels worth it. A massive PB, congratulations. How's the legs ? and what's next ?
Iain - Hope it's a just a niggle that will pass, fingers crossed for you as you've been training hard.
shades - good to hear your over your cold and back on it.
Khani - Thanks for that link not heard of that one. I usually vpn back home for uk stuff if i'm abroad.
Bit harsh on Mo, way too much pressure on him and running on your own can't be easy. Not that far outside the British record on his first attempt. Hope he sticks with it, he'll beat that record. Not so sure he'll ever go sub 4:05 though.
Thanks for all the support on this thread, you lot are alright
Onto the next one. Out for an easy run tonight and see how the legs are when I ask them to run again.