Posted: 19/09/2016 at 14:53
Gutted for you Ian, you were training and racing so well and well prepared for a sub 4. Get another marathon booked, training won't be wasted. Plenty of hills round here as well so just add them in to your normal routes and they become less of a problem. Really well done for finishing, I can imagine walking 1.3 laps is quite frustrating.
Cal - That's fantastic, had a feeling you'd nail it. You can go into net weeks half all relaxed now and you'll probably go sub 2 again.
Shades - Bath sounds good, laps of out and backs wouldn't suit me though but the marathon appeals. Going to look at the Severn one now. Medal is cool.
Happy belated Birthday SK. I go up an age cat next year as well
Just treat it as a long run Big_G and enjoy it, it will help you for the next one.
Had a good weekend in Oxford, brothers birthday so we had a bit of a get together. Ran at Bicester parkrun which was a nice flat 2 lap course around a park, mixture of grass, gravel, paths etc. Little bit disappointed with 20:57, as I'm on a lower mileage week, splits were something like 6:40, 6:50, 7:02. Ran out of legs!
Did plenty of walking with the dog over the weekend, must have walked 20 miles. We tested the head torches by doing a dog walk when we arrived at 10pm around the forest.
Really happy with them & should be plenty bright enough for running. We'll see if the headband gets irratating, but I can always wrap it around my wrist etc. Was only just getting light as I went out this morning at half 6, so won't be too long until I need it.