Posted: Yesterday at 10:36
I just completed a marathon yesterday, and even on race day I was coughing up loads of gunk, as I am today. Its been going on a week.
I was actually about 20 minutes slower than last year for the same race, I think the chest, the humidity and the jarring of my back taking its toll. I am pleased I completed it, and I wasn't the only one who struggled, but I wonder, do we make excuses for a bad run, or are there genuine reasons why we didn't do so well.
I was running 22 miles a few weeks ago quite comfortably, so I was in high spirits. I am not in low spirits now, I still did a sub 4.30 for a tough race (Farnham Pilgrim), but you try and look for explanations as to what went wrong.