Just been reading through the posts since Sunday....wow...!! Some fantastic times and well done to all on your pb's...you must feel absolutely amazing...!!
I have to admit that I nearly walked away from the start line.....nerves, mixed with that fact that I had no idea how it was going to feel to run on my injured knee, almost got the better of me....if it wasn't for my O/H I really think i would have...!! I kept telling myself that it didn't matter about the time....just getting round & earning the sponsor money I'd raised was all that mattered but would have liked to finish in 5:30 (before my injury) but when told on Wednesday that I shouldn't run I tried to get time out of my head. So I started out really cautiously (probably a little too cautiously) and the knee felt ok, by the time I got to 4 miles I was quite confident in it but held myself back as wanted to make sure I made it round. By 16 it was absolute agony.....carried on to 20 and the pain was just too much so thought I'd walk for bit....prob the worst thing I could've done as it just seized up completely when I tried to get going again. Anyway, several attempts at getting going again failed miserably and I ended up finishing in 6:07.....massively disappointed...!!
The day was amazing though and I am glad I done it, support was fantastic and the atmosphere was like nothing I'd ever imagined.
I can't stop thinking about the young man that died, and since then, the Boston bombing, just so awful.
I hope everyone that has entered again next year has an even better one.....I won't be running again, although my finish time pains me every time I think of it, 'to complete a marathon before I turn 40' was on my bucket list....I have achieved that goal.
I managed to finish...!! But was very disappointed with my time as my knee really started to hurt by the 16 mile point. I started out really slowly as I wanted to keep any pain at bay for as long as possible but by 16 it was really quite bad but i managed to carry on until just before the 20 mile when I thought it might be an idea to walk for a little bit but my knee stiffened pretty quickly and I found it really hard to get it going again. To cut a long story short, I pretty much had to walk the last 6 miles but I did get to the end and I got my medal..!! Finished in 6:07 but would've liked 5:30. It was an amazing day that I will never forget, the crowds were fantastic and there were lots of amazingly inspiring people.
Was terrible about the young guy that died.
Sounds like everyone is getting along with their training, good luck to anyone with races coming up...!!