Stockholm race report
After Paris when I just took it easier because of injury in training I had half a thought of going for a sub four for only the second time in a marathon in stockhom
I knew the weather would play a part but hoped cool weather would help me
At the expo I bought honey gels which I had never tried before, but thought what's that can happen !
On race day had my 3 honey gels and 4 normal gels but after running 300 metres dropped all my honey gels and one normal gel , so I'll never know if they were any good
As said before weather was horrendous , never looked at my garmin from mile 2 until mile 24 when I realised I could get sub four if I pushed on
Getting closer to the stadium with mins to go I thought I'd make it easliy
However those dastardly swedes make you run all the around the stadium before letting you into the track to let you finish in style
So with a mighty sprint on the track I got 3:59:31 and mild hyperthermia
Felt worse when I stopped than I did running
Great marathon , pity about the weather
Hias - I started off slow in Paris , I spent the first six or so miles checking running rodents rear end,,, err ,,, I mean gait to make she was running freely ( I'm nice like that ) I then thought I can't let her beat me ( I'm not nice like that ) and overtook her , had a leisurely run , never pushed it because of training injuries , probably walk/ran the last three miles when i realised I wasn't going to get a PB with my new race strategy , had some wine , a dance with the locals and got my second fastest marathon out of five
I actually feel in better shape now than I was in Paris hence why I'll just run by feel and by watching Eggys gait ,, I mean rear end
Eggy writes that he intends "going out and running the best that he can and see where it takes him " and is immediately hailed as being sensible
Will I get the same answer ?
Well I forthwith announce " I'm going go out to run as fast as I can and see where it takes me"
It failed in Loch Ness , it failed in Paris, it failed in Edinburgh but by golly one of these days it'll work !!