Posted: 07/04/2014 at 06:26
Firstly got to say I'm relieved to start and finish Paris. Fell well short of sub3, as suspected didn't have anything left in the can. 3.13.08 with a split of 1.31/1.42. First 15k bang on the money with the pacing but HR was too high for that stage, which was worrying. When I went through halfway i decided that finish safely was the priority. I had no energy, it was a warm day, picked up a nice tan, I was toughing it out. I decided to run to HR, when it crept over 160, i dropped the intensity to compensate slowing gradually to a death march with the final 2 k in 12 mins! still finishing Anti Bs today off the back of the tonsilitus which clearly scuppered my plans. Running to HR was the right play in my "condition"
Anyway, I have to say I am very happy with the time and with my race execution, and I gave it a good shot. You have to play the hand you are dealt, others would have dropped out, plenty were collapsing, I didn't want to be that guy! There will be other races, I live to fight another day, am enjoying the journay. Will rest for a bit and get prepped for the next installment.