There were no smalls when I finished - only Medium or larger. Far too big for me unfortunately. The T-shirt I really wanted at the expo was sold out of small too. Surely they know that runners are thinner than the population average?
Anyway, not optimistic, but if anyone has a small and wants medium then I'd happily swap. I've taken mine out of the plastic to look at the size, but it's unworn.
Hi guys, great to read the last few pages. A massive well done to everyone on yesterday. It was quite a day!
I started off right next to the 4:30 pacers in Blue Pen 8. I figured I'd got extremely lucky to be running with them. I felt amazing until Tower Bridge - I was giving high fives to any children with their hand out and had the biggest smile on my face. I was just ahead or with the 4:30 pacers and felt really comfortable.
Post Tower Bridge, I felt like I was having to work a bit harder to maintain the same pace, I guess my head would have told me to drop back, but I couldn't help myself. I kept up until leaving Canary Wharf, which was where my 4:30 dream ended. My legs really started to struggle, and I had a few walking breaks. The crowd were amazing, although the people shouting "you're nearly there" when you have over an hour's running left were (quite unintentionally!) a little frustrating.
With two miles left I saw the 4:45 pacer approach from behind and was determined to keep up. I couldn't. My legs had nothing left. Ultimately, I finished in 4:49.
However, not getting the time didn't take anything away from the experience, which was just incredible. I'll never feel like more of a celebrity than having crowds of people shout my name and tell me I could do it. A real bucket list item ticket off.
Until next time, thanks for the chat on the thread and goodbye!
2 more sleeps. 48 hours from now we'll have woken up, had breakfast and be heading towards the start line. Oh God.
I'm flying to London this evening. I may not have much Internet access (still no phone...), so a MASSIVE good luck to all on the thread. We've all come so far, just need to run, jog, walk or hobble to the mall now and get that medal. We can do this.
Midlands Lass - best of luck with the physio! If you don't have the option to defer, I guess there's no harm in starting. Focusing on the pain and looking for it is likely to find it, but at the same time only you knows how bad the pain is (and maybe not even you!).
I'll definitely enter the draw for a free trip to Toronto, thanks for the tip HS! I'll be at the Expo on Saturday (along with most of the crowd, I guess!).