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Training Log Archive: Dubs

In the 7 days ending Apr 14, 2014:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running4 5:37:05 37.66(8:57) 60.61(5:34)
  Core Exercises1 30:00
  Total5 6:07:05 37.66 60.61

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Sunday Apr 13, 2014 #

10 AM

Running race (London Marathon) 3:53:48 [5] 26.74 mi (8:45 / mi)
shoes: Asics GT2000

Virgin Money London Marathon.

So, big day here. This was the hardest thing I have ever put my body through, it was 10 times tougher than I ever imagined. I was not expecting to feel as rough as I did at the end.

I stuck to the plan and was feeling in good shape up until mile 20 my average pace at 8:27. My Quads however were in agony from about mile 16. After mile 20 it all went down hill and my pace dropped up quite dramatically and my average pace dropped to 9:38. I crossed the line in 3h53mins.

The crowd was amazing, not one section was empty of people. I saw lots of people supporting me family/friends an Dulwich. It all helped to get me over the line even though I was in a world of my own for the last 2 miles. I knew if I stopped I would never start again.

This point was proved when I crossed the line a stopped in a wobbly mess. Found meeting point M and couldn't ever get to the floor because my legs didn't work. Carys found me and helped me up, we walked to the shade and I collapsed onto the floor again. Both quads were like rock and totally crammed as were my feet. St Johns Ambulance found me and wheeled me to the tent were I was diagnosed with bad dehydration. I was so cold she couldn't find my pulse. My fingers, toes and lips were blue and I was shaking. Took about 20 minutes to hydrate feel warm again.

Never before have I felt this immobile.

Still, i know what happened and no i can do better.

Saturday Apr 12, 2014 #

10 AM

Running (Recovery Run) 25:00 [3] 3.1 mi (8:04 / mi)
shoes: Asics GT2000

Last recovery run before race tomorrow.

Ran with Carys through South Norwood Country Pk. We took it nice a steady which was nice for both of us.

Right calf has a slight strain which I haven't had in the last 16 weeks. Carys gave a massage on that leg which helped.

Thursday Apr 10, 2014 #

1 PM

Running (Recovery Run) 33:17 [3] 3.77 mi (8:50 / mi)
shoes: Asics GT2000

Recovery Run over the downs.

Nice afternoon, worked up a small sweat and covered about 3.77 miles. Weather was lovely and it was a nice jog. Didn't go hard in the slightest, average pace was 8:50.

Only 3 days until LM

Wednesday Apr 9, 2014 #

7 PM

Core Exercises (Core Exercises) 30:00 [3]

Core Exercises using the program from my phone.
Then some extras Plank, full plank, superman and arm/leg alternative, push ups.

Foam rollered too.

Tuesday Apr 8, 2014 #

7 PM

Running tempo (Dulwich Track Session) 45:00 [4] 4.05 mi (11:07 / mi)
shoes: Asics Mens GEL-HYPER33 2

800m Strides
1600m Steady Pace
1600m Steady Pace

Took this easy as instructed. Felt good doing it and makes a nice change being able to go in the daylight.

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