Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:21
How did it go for everyone?
I finished which was main objective being my first (only) marathon. Time was a little slower than was aiming for 4:58 as opposed to 4:30 but I'm blaming the wind (and actually more importantly) the fact due to worries about last years achilles problem I took physio's advice and did it on a 3 day a week training plan to give more recovery time (and he was right as I got around).
Thought the organisation was excellent on for all the races (my wife did the 10k saturday night as well). Only very slight gripe is that the medals don't distinguish which race (the marathon one is a bit bigger than the 10k one but apart from that they are the same).
Gone take a month off now to see how body recovers then see how I can get myself motivated again. But don't think it will be anything this long again, glad I've nor done a marathon but I think half is probably my limit as an ENJOYABLE race
PS: Mell hope you are on a good salary, lovely city but OMG it's true what everyone said about how expensive everything is out there!!!!