Posted: 12/06/2014 at 07:13
emzap - poor you. Hope they figure things out soon so you can go home.
Well, Enigma Superheroes marathon done yesterday. It was hot, hot, hot. At least I wasn't running in costume. We had it all - spidermen in full body suits, wonderwoman, batman, the incredible hulk, batgirl. The good thing about this from my perspective was that it slowed down people who would normally be much faster and so I didn't come last! I had a torrid time though. Went off way too fast, didn't really take in enough energy on the way round, and died on my a**e. Basically walked the last 8 miles or so as my legs just refused to obey me and run! Never mind - 10 days between marathons is the shortest for me so it was useful experience as I head towards the Quadzilla next February (4 in 4 days for those that haven't heard of it). I need to make a plan and stick to it, which I didn't do yesterday.
I ended up finishing in 5:14 and some which wasn't as bad as it might have been considering how much walking I did at the end.
The other lesson learned is that it is not a good idea to get into a car and drive for 2.5 hours immediately after a marathon, without stretching out a bit first. Ouch. Getting out of the car was a challenge.
Lots to do today as we go on holiday later so I'm not sure I'll get to run today, and I won't tomorrow. 2 days without running???? OMG. My OCD may require me to head out now and do a quick mile....