Posted: Today at 10:25
Hi everyone, thanks for the good wishes Ant Mc Neill. I only had my phone at the B&B so forgive my silence.
Had a fab day out, including a jogette with Superman Tim in the first mile or so, and yes met up with Bramster last night at our club after party.
I ran 3:59:25, which is very much a Bramster sort of time, although he went slightly better yesterday. We failed to meet at the merger.
I had woken with a suddenly acute achilles, my warm-up was tentative and not encouraging. Got going once various pains had shot all over my left foot from the ankle, parking at the knee as usual, which I could cope with.
My left calf was tugging from mile 6 so had to keep it steady to avoid cramp, got to halfway in 1:58:06, and used that cushion to coast in rather than risk blowing up in the second half.
It amazes me how different the effort level is between 3:54 and 3:59.
I'm so grateful to have come through able to run at all, and then sub 4 was such a bonus, it would be greedy to want more given where I was a month ago.
Many thanks for all the support, Amy and team!
Great runs BRB and ktkt.