2.5 mile up town and back to fetch papers. Pleased with Pace again. Going to do a few more miles tomorrow I reckon. Link to Garmin Connect.
Good Golf Miss Molly - went round in a very steady 86 off the white tees which included a lost ball after hitting out of bounds on the par three 6th - beginning to be my bogey hole that one. Anyway, that's best round for some time.
Friday 30th April 2010
Little 2.5 mile up town and back run. Bit of a sad wierd day today - Captain Channing and Carol Sherwin both retiring so lots of red eyes. Me, Dave and new start Chris Hall had to knock a tune up for the occasion so a lot of shuffling stuff about in shed first thing to deliver the drums and keep it a secret from Channo. All done though!
Thursday 29th April 2010 Evening Update
Went to Badmo with Lucy - good fun even if the young whipper snappers beat me somewhat.
Got some more pics from t'Marathon!
Thursday 29th April 2010
Did a couple of miles last night and 2.5 miles this morning. I know you shouldn't but I'm determined not to let the fitness slip and weight go back on like I did last year. See where I am at the weekend but I'd like to do a ten-miler Sunday morning all being well.
Some more pics from the Marathon!
My 2010 London Marathon Time!!
Wednesday 28th 2010
Getting better - ran up town and back okay. 2.5 miles at just under 9:30 pace. So not bad considering.
Did a bit of work on a video for Roberto
Grabbed audio stream off radio five live to enhance the video I did along with titles and captions. Banged it on YouTube
Tuesday 27th 2010
Back to work. A bit knackered but never mind. Did a couple of miles tonight - bit of walking but I bet I did a mile and a quarter or more of running. Felt it in the thighs though, oh yes.
Monday 26th 2010
Travelling back from London, no exercise and Quads absolutely killing me.
Sunday 25th 2010
London Marathon Day!
Woke up at 4:30, got up proper at 05:00, shaved and everything ready by 05:45. In Hotel Restaurant at 05:55, porridge and toast and ready to go by 6:30. On bus to trafalgar square at 6:36 and on train at Charing Cross at 07:00, waiting for Roberto at Blackheat Station at 7:33. Met Roberto at 7:50, walked to blue start for 8am ish. Got diverted from Blue Start to back of Balloons. Interview as 8:40. Over to Red Start for 9am. Met Julia and Liz. No Sign of Ailsa. Hammers it down with rain at 9:05. Still nos sign of Ailsa so we go in. Wait til about 9:30 still no sign of Ailsa. Stuff has to go on baggage trucks at 9:35 so that's that no pic at start which in a way was good as it was hammering it down. At 9:40 we're queuing up down the road for shooters hill, at about 10:05 we're off, Liz and Julia take off about ten mins in and we don't see them again until the finish! The Garmin 405 wasn't working at the start so it looks like my first mile was 12 minutes and something - this pi$$ed me off all the way round.
I stuck with Roberto for the first ten miles or so but Roberto was struggling a bit around 11 and didn't want me to miss getting my sub-5 hrs time so I left him a bit before halfway. He's an absolute star, Roberto and I reckon he'll be back to get a good time next year, bless im.
The rest of my race was best described as up and down. I'd wanted to put in a good time to Tower Bridge which is more or less half way but after dodging round folks for the first few miles I knew it wasn't going to work out. I was ten minutes better to half way but I think i spent too much energy going round folks walking or blocking the way which was major irritating to say the least. Anyway I got round in the end 4hrs 52mins 05secs which was ten minutes better than last year but the last five miles was run on vapours and absolutely nothing left in the tank - I was bit upset at the finish as someone shouted 'come on paul, you can get a 5:10' which as I wasn't trusting the Garmin was the last thing I wanted to hear but I finished strong as I could, I'd have liked to have been ten minutes quicker but it wasn't bad. Certainly better than never ever finishing under five hours.
Anyway, the stats are all here! and here