In short: The weather gods were happy today!
In full: Having run the Chester Half in May, I knew how well organised the marathon would be, and I was absolutely delighted to run a 4 minute PB. . An atmospheric start and finish at the beautiful racecourse, great support in the city and the villages, and picturesque lanes in between. Some punchy little hills, especially the well done beast at 24 miles. Unfortunately there is also one at 23M - so I'm sure I won't have been the only one who thought they had conquered the last summit only to encounter another. With the weather so perfect (10-12C and 1 mph wind that even turned at 11:30 to ease me home)' I decided to allow some goal creep (heinous, I know), abandon my plan to follow the 3h pacer and try to run 6:40s for a sub 2:55 attempt. Goes without saying I averaged 6:30s and had to seriously hold on at the end - but sometimes you have to make hay whilst the sun shines and have a little roll of the dice.
Thanks for the great work Tom and Martin (in no particular order). Martin - I've got great memories of running day two of TLRH with you. Good job your vocabulary that day doesn't make the final edit of MT!
Talk Ultra: Episode 11 - Jez Bragg
Released: Friday 15th June 2012
Ian has been running with a light saber, Ian Sharman discusses the news. Our main interview is with Jez Bragg just before he heads out to America. Karl gives us a Meltzer Moment, we discuss race day nutrition in Talk Training and on 15 minutes of fame we talk to Dean and Greg from The African Attachment. We recommend three blogs and we shout out about some up and coming races.
00:00:30 Show intro
00:00:45 Show start and Ian tells you all about running a leg of the Real Relay
00:07:58 Ian discusses the latest run news and results with Ian Sharman and they take a look at the predictions for Western States
WMRA press release here
00:43:10 Following on from the last episode of Talk Training on hydration, Ian and Marc Laithwaite discuss race day nutrition
- Ellie Greewood gives us a great insight into her second place at Comrades here
- Debbie Martin Consani tells us what she learnt at GUCR here
- Tony Krupicka is riding the wind and hoefully recovered. Read here
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