Managed to get out for a 4 mile recovery run. Very slow at 9.5 min miles and could feel the musceles still having a bit of slight soreness there but absolutely no Plantar, weird. It's almost as if the marathon cleared it up.
Decided not to do an autumn marathon, will do a few halves instead I think and go for London/Manchester next spring or maybe two.
Went out for my first run post-marathon this morning, had a Cross Train yesterday to loosen up and then did 8 miles this morning at a reasonable pace. Muscles that I didn't know I had were hurting a little but the post-marathon stiffness appears to have gone
I think that's a great plan SB and similar to mine in that I'll have the summer doing "fun running" and maintaining my regular mileage then step it up again in the autumn for a couple of halves and then do either Manchester or Blackpool next April and aim to get in under 4 hours by working out a strategy to work through the last 6 miles in terms of training and race tactics, which is where I went wrong this time
Yep, I'd like to think I could do a bit of hand holding next year and give some "newbies" the same advice that's been given to me. Every thing I've had suggested to me has been spot on
Not much of a holiday person myself but am fortunate that the kids just want to be by a beach, so Barmouth this August having been to Northumberland the last couple of years
Sad to say I always take my running kit with me on holiday and usually get out most days just to keep ticking over
RP - I take my hat off to you in terms of running a marathon while pregnant and even thinking about future races with 2 youngsters. Mine are a little older and I now realise that yes I do get up at stupid o'clock to go running but Mrs RR is being very supportive just in keeping my 2 busy whenever I'm out for a run and on the odd occassion when I need to fit in a run outside the normal schedule
Yep looking to get back out running on Thurs/Friday, still a bit stiff in the calves today and Mrs RR is working down in London for a couple of days
Great to hear all these success stories
On most of my photos they seem to have captured me on Carrington Lane and the Mile Road where I was walking
In the cold light of day, I think I got a couple of things wrong during the race so I may well be back next year to break that 4 hour barrier
Now going to concentrate on getting my HM time down so looking to pencil a couple in after the summer (the end of the football season means Mrs RR brings out the list of DIY jobs that need doing )
In contrast to post-race depression, I'm quite looking forward to going out and just running without the pressure of distance, time, eating and drinking etc and doing it with less pressure or expectations (although ask me again in a week or so)
My son saw Spiderman out on the course and is now getting ideas should I enter again!
Yep - Well done SallyMax exactly what you were looking for, kicking myself a bit for not staying with the pacer for longer, earlier in the race but you live and learn and it may not have made any difference in my case
Brilliant to hear how well everyone has done and to see all the different training regimes and race approaches fall into place
Not sure where I go from here, probably try to improve HM PB in the autumn and then consider another crack at breaking 4 hours at Manchester next year, we'll see