Posted: 15/04/2014 at 09:06
Back in work this morning
What a great weekend. Marathon all a bit of a blur now! , yesterday we walked up through Green Park to the Palace and through St James park and It looked a little different 24 hours later. Legs feel fine, little bit sore in my thighs but stairs are no problem (only the big steps sometimes sting a little!). So recovery looks to be good.
Looking back at the day, I can take a few positives in that I managed 17 at 4 hour pace & was feeling really good at 14. Need to figure out why I just ran out of energy, no cramping (which is good) just no energy, nothing left in the legs. I didn't do a proper taper so that probably didn't help. I could still walk at a good pace, so literally ran 1/2 mile then walked a quarter. Focus kind of turned back to training and Liverpool in 6 weeks so didn't want to wreck my legs at that point so jsut chatted to others and gave encouragement where I could.
SK - chatting to 'chef' around 23-24ish (Mansion house) I think. Were you on the Lucozade station that was bang on 30km ?
Lilly - Never say never!, sounds like you had a bad lead up to it and that really doesn't help, I've been there. But you got round well done. Recover well.
Snap - What a run from you, it feels good when things all go right at the right time...all that training effort suddenly feels worth it. A massive PB, congratulations. How's the legs ? and what's next ?
Iain - Hope it's a just a niggle that will pass, fingers crossed for you as you've been training hard.
shades - good to hear your over your cold and back on it.
Khani - Thanks for that link not heard of that one. I usually vpn back home for uk stuff if i'm abroad.
Bit harsh on Mo, way too much pressure on him and running on your own can't be easy. Not that far outside the British record on his first attempt. Hope he sticks with it, he'll beat that record. Not so sure he'll ever go sub 4:05 though.
Thanks for all the support on this thread, you lot are alright
Onto the next one. Out for an easy run tonight and see how the legs are when I ask them to run again.