Posted: 23/03/2015 at 21:32
Wow, it's not just the rugby that was spectacular this weekend - it's raining PB's on this thread!
What an outstanding set of results!
Thanks everyone for the encouragement, really appreciate it
golfer - excellent running, 5 secs is nothing - sounds like you could have made the PB so just claim a moral PB anyway I say Main thing to focus on is that's two brilliant half results in succession so you are obviously in great condition.
AndyV - surely you have to be confident of sub 3 after that great result?! I agree with Steve and FinishGantry, you can't give up on it.
I've had doubts too but I keep thinking what's the point in going for something in between? If you get yourself in a position to go for it you surely have to go for it. Seize the day and all that. 3:04 is so close, who wants 3:02 or 3:03? Nobody! Go for the big one!
Iain - great to hear training is officially back on!
Finish Gantry - thanks and best of luck next week! Love the positive thinking!
Ruth - lol, I can imagine it must have been very tense in the Irish supporters camp. Glad that the kids got some entertainment out of it. How is your injury, any improvement?
Jim - blinkin' nora, that's a storming result, no wonder you're pleased!
Totally with you on the scary front but my PB is 3:14 and your half is over two minutes faster than mine - if I'm going for it then you are too, ok?
Roundman - and it just keeps getting better! That's a total belter - sub 80! And a suntan too. Does it get any better than that? Wow!
KR - cheers, great to hear that you're in the 'go for it' camp Although if you weren't I'd be sending the boys round. You were so close last year - surely this must be the time given how well training has gone.
I also get the munchies just before bed but then I have a bowl of cereal to quench the hunger (I'm sure Ruth told me to do this, or did I make it up?) Fluids do seem to help to curb the pangs I find. Sometimes I think I'm hungry but after a drink I'm fine. Maybe I was just thirsty?
[skips past Ruth's food bit for fear of hunger attack...]
Steve - blimey, when you think of it like that it does show how much the marathon comes down to what happens on the day itself. Here's hoping that you're back to your comfortable sub 3 shape and not 3:30 condition by VLM. I'm sure you will be - loads of time left to get the back sorted.
Outstanding result for Ros there! That's absolutely brilliant. She was flying round the track last week so I guess I shouldn't be surprised. 5:20 pace at 65?!!!! Wow!
One Gear - yes, I totally agree. It's very inspiring, especially for a wannabe sub 3 newb like myself. I'm still scratching my head as to how I'm even in this position. Crazy to think that this time two years back my marathon PB was 3:58!
Tom - I could see the worry on your face after you left last week but after reading your last few posts it's clear that's all faded away now. We all know what that kind of relief feels like. You can take it a bit easier now. Don't take any risks and have a great taper!
Sorry, I seem to have written War and Peace again!