Posted: 12/10/2016 at 19:45
In my mind races like Chicago are destination box ticking races, I dont see that they can be target PB races due to the travel, dehydration, time zones etc esp flying in a day or two before, so anyone running strognly is doing well. Paris or Berlin/frankfurt is the places to aim for a PB. You only need to be a % or two off and a PB isnt going to happen. In saying that I guess that Jools was orginally going to get there earlier and acclimatise. Having said that bloody well done to Jools and ES, cracking efforts given the above, so both have more to give. I remember when Jools was hoping to run sub3 and now she is expecting to run sub 2:50, that is a massive shift mentally and shows how far Jools has come - brilliant.
CW - more miles ? heat training ? quality ?.......nope it was the "I TOOK A PUNT", a PB was never in doubt at this end (you have the endurance, the physiology, are 7 stone dripping wet etc), you needed to get away from the painting by numbers and risk a bit in the quest for more of an impressionist work. You have more in there, but you have to want to take a few more punts. There havnt been that many times over the years when I've been as happy to see someone on here PB. Well done son !
Wardi - you put me to shame, I have ten years on you, well done.
I still have a big problem with too many folks in general (none of the above) being too "time" based around campaigns, no two campaigns are equal and all marathions are done off different work/life/fitness stress, they are all boddy hard on the day and I amd proud of all of my marathons for differing reasons.
That really is me done until November now, I have a date with my barbell again - I cant have TT getting bigger muscle than me. The dormant muscles in my legs and core seem to be awakening and have stopped hurting (might be the no running too though),