And the day dawned raining and cold.
As good a day as any to run a marathon.
Sorry for the late post - I'm fine but the usual routine has been changed today by two factors. Firstly the queue at the physios has grown longer as we need ever more treatment so I volunteered to change my appointment to before dinner.
And secondly Gina has just arrived!
Another really tough day for me - almost from the off my quads felt like they were going to explode. And thereafter every step hurt. But somehow still came in on 4.29. Now at the stage where 2 disasters won't be a disaster if you know what I mean.
One particularly nice thing happened today - they are resurfacing the road outside Bowness and the guy stopped the traffic lights both ways so that I could run through - which spurred me to go a little too fast I suspect.
Running up ice cream hill (Miller Howe) at around 22 miles was a killer today but psychologically important - if I can run up that then generally I'll do okay.
Adam dipped under 3 hours again today, Anna got back under 4 hours and most important of all we all made it back. I believe Jim was having sausages on the course courtesy of Naomi's mum and sister - makes a change from him nicking chips from pensioners in Bowness!
I'm also reliably informed that following the appearance of Naomi's bottom on tv, she and Jim have been mooning each other on the way round today. But alas Jim mooned a police car by mistake although he avoided being arrested. That would have been a first!
Blog will probably be later tomorrow as well, and I will try to at least post my time later on Sunday - but will do a final post on Monday night when I get back home.
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