Monday, 10 May 2010

Blessed be the physios ...

And the day dawned overcast, cold, and still.
As good a day as any to run a marathon.
I approached the start line with left achilles and right knee strapped up, very nervous I wouldn't make it.
The first 4 1/2 miles were agony - right leg unstable and very tight.
Changed my style and managed to get into a rhythm at around 6 miles thinking that I'd go for it until it all fell apart and then walk in.
It didn't so I rolled in at 4.25 - best yet and probably won't be surpassed as it took a lot out of me.
Adam astonishingly broke the record again with 2.57 and everyone else did about as usual.
Off out for tea tonight and then physio and bed.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! You are truly an inspiration; those poor legs will need some soothing massage over the next few days Chris. Have a good evening and a long sleep. The days are rolling by,
Jean

Stewart said...

The only word that springs immediately to mind, much over-used, but certainly not on this occasion, is AWESOME! How on earth you managed to clock that time on day 4 is beyond me. Inspirational stuff.
Half way by the end of tomorrow. Nice and steady, nice and steady.

Helena said...

Amazing time, can't believe it! Hope the physios are working their magic again- bet you wish you had my and the old girl's thick ankles and sturdy knees haha! You're doing incredibly, half way 2moro then "downhill" from there... Love H ps. your motif "As good a day as any to run a marathon" has been noted - literary appreciation, you can tell I'm in finals mode;)! XXX

Anonymous said...

Keep strong Chris, great reading your updates.
The Sheffield supporters club will be there Wednesday to cheer you on!!!

Ashley

Anonymous said...

You've obviously been holding back Chris and just moved into overdrive (or was it a Tunnock bar?). All downhill after tomorrow so good luck with that Chris.

peter

Anonymous said...

TRUE GRIT,Well done- The Dangerous Brothers

Sue said...

Glad to hear the body is still in one piece if complaining a little, is it any wonder. Keep going, Thursday is the day I hope to be with you to cheer...... will try not to embarrass you, much!! Great achievement keep going......
Sue

Jonathan said...

A fantastic achievement so far - well done. Keep it up and good luck with the remaining runs. Jonathan M, Charterfields.

Anonymous said...

Sounds as good a day as any to run a marathon Chris.

Peter