Posted: 18/04/2005 at 17:34
Just read everyone's posts after yesterday. I did 5:45 on the day and despite first planning sub4:30 and then sub-5hrs I wasn't disappointed because I was so happy to be there and complete it. Had knee pain from about 6 miles to the finish so that slowed me down A LOT. Was frustrating as fitness-wise and muscle-wise I felt fine up to 22 miles but had to run/walk from 10 miles because of the pain.
Much sympathy for you Stylish, so sorry it didn't go as well as it should have done for you on the day. Looking forward to you solving that 'unfinished business'!! I too am determined to do it again to improve on my time. I know I've got a sub-4:30 in me somewhere, despite the painful hobbling today!
I was also disappointed when I reached some of the drinks stations. On 4 occasions I had to search for a disgarded drink with some left in it to quench my thirst-very undignified! The worst one was when a woman next to me was given some water that I guy had just found on an otherwise empty station and despite my calls of 'can I share that with you?', she emptied half into the bottle she was running with and threw away the rest!