As good a day as any to run a marathon!
As you can see I was somewhat apprehensive before the start today
I didn't know how I'd fare with my now 2 injuries.
Well I managed them - but at the cost of getting tired as I was having to concentrate on running differently with each leg.
Again I made good time down the first half, worked like hell to get through the tough. scary third quarter - and then was very tired and nursing everything to the end in 4.39
Excellent to see Andy Nice and family at the end - Andy is a superbly quick marathon runner and 10in10 er. And also to receive a round of applause from everyone on the lawn at the end.
I'm so glad to be down to single figures - after each day now I'm both tired and trying to restore more bits of leg than I can attach a cryo cuff to. I'm also spending longer and longer with my legs in the air as well as trying to get a bit of sleep.
I do hope everyone who comes to my room between finish and dinner time understands that I'm desperately trying to get my legs recovered - and so apologies for not inviting you in. I simply have to be off my feet. That's the problem with this - to keep churning out a serious marathon is requiring all my mental & physical resources.
Were I to become so injured that I was effectively walking the marathons - then perversely I would have much more time for chatting and socialising!
Well tomorrow is the Great Langdale Marathon - number 22 for me and Rod has kindly given me number 22. I will be starting at 9.30am as usual but from the real race start at the New Dungeon Ghyll for tomorrow only.
As you can see I will be running for Brian Morgan tomorrow. Brian sadly passed away recently and was the much loved Dad of Gill Cox. Gill is a staff member of Brathay and great supporter of Challenge 30. Brian was also a stalwart of the Langdale Mountain Rescue team so it is so appropriate to be carrying his name round the Langdales tomorrow
Here are some stats:
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