Friday, 20 September 2013

Day 21 - Windermere

And the day dawned - not raining!!
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:
Cumulative Time Distance Countdown
Time Distance
04:31:00 4:31:00 26.2 759.8
04:55:00 9:26:00 52.4 733.6
04:47:00 14:13:00 78.6 707.4
05:08:00 19:21:00 104.8 681.2
04:48:00 24:09:00 131.0 655.0
04:55:00 29:04:00 157.2 628.8
04:51:00 33:55:00 183.4 602.6
05:02:00 38:57:00 209.6 576.4
04:38:00 43:35:00 235.8 550.2
04:59:00 48:34:00 262.0 524.0
04:58:00 53:32:00 288.2 497.8
05:27:00 58:59:00 314.4 471.6
04:55:00 63:54:00 340.6 445.4
05:43:00 69:37:00 366.8 419.2
04:40:00 74:17:00 393.0 393.0
05:01:00 79:18:00 419.2 366.8
04:28:00 83:46:00 445.4 340.6
04:42:00 88:28:00 471.6 314.4
04:38:00 93:06:00 497.8 288.2
04:51:00 97:57:00 524.0 262.0
04:39:00 102:36:00 550.2 235.8





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