Hi all, my marathon in Normandy on the 31st of May did not go as planed.
Fist half in 1.48mins 3 mins down on expected time, second half pace tailed right off finishing in 3.44. 04 . Not what I expected . HRA was 82% of max at 131bpm, more or less bang in the middle of where I wanted it to be, BUT pace was down on what I have seen in training.
Back to the drawing board . Nearly entered Chester marathon in desperation to go under 3,30. but will wait until April next year before running another one.
With a few half marathons in Sept / Nov to settle myself down to some serious training .