Posted: 21/06/2016 at 09:13
I made if back from Tromso. Based on the travelling involved it's certainly more difficult to get to and further away than you'd think. I was roughly 12 hours each way from door to door. That's the equivalent of travelling to east coast USA!
I had a great time over there. Always good to catch up with friends from here. Lovely part of the world..
I'm reasonably happy with my time. I ran faster than at Copenhagen last month, but was never really in a position to run the time I wanted. I don't think I got my eating right on the day, had a few stomach issues early on. I also suffered all through the second half of the race with tight hamstrings. Either I wasn't in the shape I thought I was, the day of travel the day before took it out me, or I hadn't fully recovered from being an idiot and gunning for it in the heat of Copenhagen four weeks earlier. Still it goes down as my third fastest marathon, which is a bonus when I know that run was far from perfect.
Good event. The route is a mixed bag. I enjoyed the first half of the course. The later section out and back to the airport isn't particularly interesting though. Glad to have ticked that one off the bucket list.