My VLM 2010: Greg Sherriff (3:30)

With only a six-week build-up, things didn't quite go to plan


Posted: 27 April 2010
by Greg Sherriff

Im a 10K runner who for various reasons only had six weeks to train for the marathon. I set off at three-hour pace - silly I know, but I felt I could do it.

At 10K I felt great.

At 20K I felt good and still strong, albeit starting to work a bit harder.

At 30K I was getting stings of brief cramp.

At 32K I died.

I shuffled my way to the finish line in 3:30.

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Never mind. Give yourself a pat on the back, you finished in a good time. 10 out of 10 for effort, 4 out of 10 for your training plan. You didn't die, its just that 26.2 miles is actually a bloody long way!
Posted: 27/04/2010 at 23:06

Never mind. Give yourself a pat on the back, you finished in a good time. 10 out of 10 for effort, 4 out of 10 for your training plan. You didn't die, its just that 26.2 miles is actually a bloody long way!
Posted: 27/04/2010 at 23:06

Shuffled to a 3.30 finish?????? You should be thrilled. Well done.
Posted: 30/04/2010 at 13:23

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