Posted: 06/05/2014 at 09:02
Well done Malcs, Feral Bob, Runbikecat, Sarah A on your races (and anyone I may have missed).
Unfortunately I wasn't able to join the crowd of PB setters at the Milton Keynes Marathon to sign off my Spring marathon campaign. I still feel a little disappointed.
Went through halfway in 1:40 feeling comfortable and confident for a time around 3:20 but by mile 16, I was feeling nauseous and needed to stop to vomit. I could feel the contents of my stomach was sloshing around and wasn't digesting at all. I think I hadn't taken on enough water during the first half of the race and for the first time in 10 years, my legs started to cramp towards the end and I felt quite light headed.
I ran/ walked the last 10 miles. Any time I tried to pick up the pace, I started to heave again or my legs started to cramp. Really disappointing as I thought training had gone well and carb loading passed without any problems too. Managed to finish in 3:51. Even if this hadn't of happened, I would still have lost a good 5 mins or so in the last 10 miles as there were constant underpasses and a couple of nasty little hills, which stopped any rhythm.
Not to worry though. Summer will be spent on getting leaner and hopefully improving my speed.