Very sore calf and heel this morning plus VERY painful toenail which is hanging on by a thread.
Here we go: Start of race to mile 13 went like a dream (with the exception of me being sick from heat/warm gatorade around mile 9). Took some more carbs and water on board straight away. At 13 the calf started really hurting and I had to slow my speed right down. Tried run/walk but it felt easier to run slower. Miles 19 and 23 I did have to do a bit of run/walk as I was in quite a bit of pain and the temperature was 22 degrees. After 23 I gave myself a good talking to and got running again - if a little slowly. Coming in to the finish was amazing.
I'm back. 22 degrees out there today. It was 15 when I was dropped off an hour before the start at 9. Unofficial finish time - YES I FINISHED !!!!!!! 05:17 but I wasn't paying to much notice and garmin a pain so I'll follow it up tomorrow. 1st half went to plan, 2nd half to pot a bit with very sore tendon. Full race report to follow tomorrow but I'm going fo a lay down now