Transition run race 4:53:17  26.2 mi (11:12 / mi) +548m 10:31 / mi
ahr:123 max:151 shoes: Asics
I started the run very low but just got into a rhythm that I felt would get me through the first half. I ran the whole of the first lap (even the steeper hills), except the aid stations, feeling better as I went along. At the end of the lap my left hip flexor got incredibly tight very quickly. I tried to stretch this off like I had done in training but this did not work. I walked for a few 100 metres but it didn't ease off. I was ok to go along slowly on the flats but it was a walk on every hill.
I had to do this process for the rest of the race as there was no way that I was pulling out after getting this far.
It actually took off any expectations so I actually enjoyed the last few laps chatting away to other competitors who were at various stages of the race.
I hadn't anticipated to finish in the dark or be far over 11 hours but shit happens.