To get to Sunday has been 6 months of solid injury free consistent training with the intensity and distance significantly increased over the last 4 months with 14 marathons run in 17 weeks and one hundred miler with at most one day off after a marathon. No short speed training just endurance and hills, hills and more hills. Gives me no speed but the ability to run a firm first half and repeat on the second half.
All done with only one race GNW on this weekend. Ready as I will ever be - bring it on I say.
It was another marathon where after about 10k I felt it would be one where despite the effort it was be 'easy'. It was strain and not easy in reality but it did not feel as hard as it should have been. Last year the hills in the second half beat me hands down. This year I have trained for hills and they were all run except for one where it was faster to walk and run hard from the top.
Last your was 4.26 and I had a terrible lean at the finish. No lean this year and 44 minutes faster. Unbelievably 5th outright.
|Strong with the finish 100 meters away and so ends # 170|