Posted: 17/04/2014 at 12:48
Oh that's an excellent time - all things considered ! And I think every marathon helps you on the next one.
I was expecting something like a 4 hour myself - marathons havent been a priority for me this year - I've been training for duathlons - and short ones at that.
So my longest run was a half in Feb, and my next longest was about 9 miles the week before London... I was expecting my legs to fall off and have to walk the embankment - so I took it very easy most of the way - I know if I'd have raced it would have ended badly. But at 20m I was still feeling fine - so I thought - sod it - only a 10k to go - lets race that bit. And I did. Finished in 3.29 and feel really good. I'm a bit baffled as I was so so so unprepared - but I guess I'd run 5 marathon distance or more last year - so that fitness must hang around a bit.
Enjoy your class !