Hello all, took a post marathon detour into the Wilmslow Sprint Triathlon today. A stout effort and I look forward to the results with interest. I am doing the Great North Swim (2mile) at Windermere in a few weeks. The sub 3-30 marathon effort left me with a few niggles and I hoping some cross training will leave me in good shape for the York Marathon.
Keep us posted on the Soups Blog. Been missing the banter.
Ran today's parkrun sans buggy with a dodgy quad and poor warmup. 19:52 and there was fuel left in the tank. Seems like one week post marathon is a good time to do a parkrun effort. Should have pushed harder!
London app stacked with runners to follow, none of whom shall be deemed shit! Awesome battle cry!
Greetings all. I'll be wearing number one in honour of little miss Hans' first birthday tomorrow. I'll be green with envy at not being at a park bench with a cosmic, colourful blend of likeminded individuals. I would wear a mankini, but post marathon eating would make that illegal in any country that condemns human torture. Mrs Hans is doing the York triathlon on Sunday and amidst daddy duty, I shall be casting shifty glances at my phone to monitor the dirty dozen progress.
Good luck all.
Puffsta, my diet this week would make you blush. Suffice to say there was a lot of bacon and Camembert.
Oh and if I ever get the chance to hug Ruth for the nutritional advice. I am confident that a bald stranger attacking her for cuddles wouldn't be that terrifying. I kept waiting to detonate in the last 6 miles but the carboload and gels carried me through.
Good luck to all the VLM runners. I'll keep my eyes open on TV for superhero costumes. Oh wait it's London Marathon, those are dime a dozen! Swiss flag maybe?
Ok, so everytime I download my Manchester marathon certificate, it reads 3:30:04. Quite keen on my chip time really. Harrumph!
GM, if it helps, it took me 8 attempts to get under 3:30. I came really close twice: 3:30.15 at Chester and 3:31:24 at Manchester. The Chester Marathon was a 12min PB and I was delighted for around 16secs. Then I started doing the whole analysing thing. I also had the pleasure of watching a 3:30 pacer disappear into the distance. You will get there.
Soups, awesome parkrun PB, stuff of dreams for me. Not going to get that pushing a buggy.
Malcs, seems to be a pattern on this forum for the man/woman of the moment to go onto immense times. Well done and maybe see you at York again.
To everyone on this forum, thank you for your support. I was giddy at sharing the news with people who can appreciate what it means to achieve such a PB. Plus the humour and culinary advice has been second to none. Mrs Hans was just relieved that there was a successful chip time. She was pleased not to have to live with grumpy me for a third time.