Posted: 27/09/2015 at 17:18
So er who thinks doing loch ness marathon having done a whopping 47 miles (26 of those were today i might add) since july 4th
Well er my foot tendonitis is not gone but i suspected as much but went anyway as i could (and did really) opt to travel amongst the back end of the pack. Foot was aching before 10k and i was on course for something around 5:25 espcially after extensive walking in the middle and over that hill then down the other side.
There was however a minor hitch to that finishing target, someone who had been running around me on and off for most of the race caught me up around mile 21 and we ran the rest of the way being she had left her friend with another friend who was on a bike cos she was going slower. Didn't run constantly but those who know the course will be surprised that with a first 5k of 31:18 with the large amount of drop would be amazeed we clocked 32:57 for the 35-40 km split, according to Strava anyway.
Ended up finishing in 5:05:07 which i coulda gotten under if i wasn't aching so much and also more to the point i noticed a tight ish hamstring on that last stretch scuppering any faster running. I may have er gone for a 'small' burger after my small plate of chicken stew post race too. It was a monster burger which is burger, cheese, onions bacon and er black pudding. It was nice