Posted: 27/04/2016 at 09:16
That was a great report SK - interesting to hear what the champs start is like too. After all those months of hard training plus that great HM result you really deserved to achieve your target. I'm so pleased you did and relieved that the injury didn't get any worse. I can only imagine how worrying it must have been to continue for the last ten miles just dreading that it could suddenly get worse and you'd have to stop. That must have had an effect on your speed. Finishing so strongly also shows you had more left in the tank and bodes well for your next marathon too
Big G - I feel for you having to DNS another marathon. It's definitely the right thing to do though.. no doubt about that. I had bad asthma last July (I suffer from it when I get hay fever) and could barely finish a 10k race - and do you remember Emmy talking about her nightmare experience running the Malta marathon with asthma? Get yourself better and then plan for another. The way you're going you're going to be planning for a sub 3 target for your next marathon.. never mind sub 4!
I do think that was mean of you to post that photo of caramel waffles though.. and, even worse, one of my favourite foods of all time.. malt loaf. I LOVE malt loaf. Good job you hadn't a chicken and mushroom pot noodle in there as well, that would have been just too much.
Shades - I can't believe your race are offering saucisson! Does that mean I can look forward to a cream tea on offer here then soon?! I've always passed on the saucisson/paté/goats cheese options myself.. and especially the oysters I saw once. Even though I can hoover most things up that was just a step too far.