Posted: 06/05/2015 at 10:01
Sorry not checked in for a while.
London was Amazing...the spectators were Fabulous from the start to the finish.
Was sorry I didn't get to meet up with AF but it was really busy and couldn't see him anywhere.
Turns out anyway even if I did see him I would not have been able to run with him as for some reason I was selected into zone 8 when I really should have been in zone 5.Tried to enter zone 5 with one of my club mates but they were really strict and wouldn't let me. Think it worked in my favour to be in a slower zone cos it meant I didn't go off too fast. I felt really good most of the way round.Had a wobble around 18 miles but didn't last long and was soon back on track again. It was really tight running though and you had to watch out for clipping folks feet and watching out for elbows in the eyes (me anyway cos Im so wee) but all that said its a marathon that needs to be experienced at least once. I really wanted my sub 4 but when I woke up on the Saturday with a cold which just got worse I knew that was going to be out of reach but I was not going home without a PB..which I got...knocked 21 mins off my previous time and came home in 4 hrs 15 mins 23 secs...
So have entered the ballot again but not holding out much hope and wont have the luxury of getting a club place so will either run for charity or I need to get a Sub 4 in Lisbon which would get me a Good for Age Place.
Been out for a tad under 7 miles this morning which is my 1st run since London. Got Edinburgh Half Marathon at the end of May.
Hope things are good with you MC
AF how are you...hope your back is okay after London