Khani -That is unbelievable. I am gobsmacked that someone could cheat like that (Why do they bother running in the first place?) and also that they get away with it. Even if he is massive and ripped (lol!) I hope someone goes round to sort him out.
Big G - When you can't run a week feels like forever and I am convinced your mind plays a big part in convincing us of other niggles and worries which we would otherwise normally ignore. The sort of niggle which happens a bit on a run and then just mysteriously disappears. I think my worst moment was when someone suggested that I might never recover and should take up nordic walking!! Aaaaargh!! Your physio hasn't said you have done anything serious or been overly concerned about your future running.... so stop worrying! You will be fine
Shades - North Dorset sounds good. I am definitely more of a country race girl than a city one! I have mixed feelings about May though. Although I love early summer it is the month when my hay fever is at its worse and I have a soggy tissue clamped permanently round my nose. On a running note a pain as I also have difficulty breathing so need to rely on my inhalers quite a bit too. Come mid June I'm back on form again!
Cracker of a day here today - have got the chance to go for a run this afternoon so am looking forward to getting some sun on me!
Big G - Thank you for posting that link - superb - really has made me laugh! I hadn't heard of those sisters, I'm all for someone giving it a go... but that was just plain mad! I can't believe they got so far as to convince everyone they were serious. On a positive note they have got a lot of publicity for their charity though
I heard Mo being interviewed afterwrds and thought he sounded quite upbeat. He was definitely talking about doing another marathon too.
Glad you're feeling better Shades - what's the next race?
Good run this morning with clear skies and enormous full moon. Bit nippy though.
Khani - Where were you when I needed you Sunday morning?! Thanks for that advice - am making a firm note of THAT. Hope you get rid of that man flu soon. What ultra are you doing?
Lily - You poor thing, sounds like you had a right nightmare. Your friends and family sound incredibly supportive though. Well done to you too for seeing it through to the end.
Snapdragon - Fabulous news, it sounds as if you had a really great race AND enjoyed yourself too. Really good to hear. You have now firmly put that... erm... demon to bed??? (Not sure if that is right phrase - you know what I mean though!)
Lee - Oh no!!! So sorry you didn't get the race you wanted. I would definitely say you were going down with something. I was in a similar position in Barcelona where, in spite of all the preparation, I just knew I wasn't right. It's disappointing but you've still got all that training behind you so all is not lost! I had the best marathon ever three weeks after Barca. Although three weeks is a bit soon, maybe you could find another race June - July time? See what Shades and Emmy think.... Well done for having the determination to finish and getting your hands on that medal
KK - Great that you enjoyed your day - and came out with a good time too. Great preparation for your A race..?Liverpool??
I ended up getting radio London marathon coverage on computer so had that blasting out. They were talking about the girl who was in charge of Mo's cup on the elite stations and I thought of you SK!
Aaaargh!! Can't watch the marathon... have tried everything. Tried to download programme to watch live streaming but that didn't work; then tried to charge Eurosport app on phone but that costs 5 euros per month...(no we haven't Eurosport on tv Shades).. Will have a go at seeing if any youtube clips up later.
Had steady 23km this morning - well steady until I realised I was going to miss London start - then heart rate went out window... turns out I needn't have bothered. Going up walls here