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  • freddymercurystwin 4 Mar 2019 21:43:18 1,644 posts
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    Having had a little time to analyse my performance or lack of I can see that after I went wrong I was a bit paranoid about going wrong again so kept up with two others who went wrong at the same time when in reality they were going about 30s a mile quicker than I should have been so by the time the second lap was due I was out of puff and I knew I was going to struggle. The first few miles were pretty enjoyable with a few hundred runners lighting each other up as we went, a bit spectacular if you will but thereon in it got pretty lonely and dull with nothing to see except the ground my torch lit up with barely anyone around, odd as I've run dozens of times in the pitch darkness on my own and it's never bothered me, I guess here I had the capability of getting completely lost. :)
  • wuntyphyve 9 Mar 2019 18:55:00 12,225 posts
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    Half marathon tomorrow. Sleet showers and wind forecast. Butter my arse. Too much to ask for a nice day!! Still, hoping to get a decent time. Aiming for 1hr 30 but I値l be well happy with 1hr 35 if I manage that. Any slower and I値l be a bit disappointed but this weather could mean I知 much slower.
  • Flying_Pig 9 Mar 2019 20:13:33 16,167 posts
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    wuntyphyve wrote:
    Half marathon tomorrow. Sleet showers and wind forecast. Butter my arse. Too much to ask for a nice day!! Still, hoping to get a decent time. Aiming for 1hr 30 but I値l be well happy with 1hr 35 if I manage that. Any slower and I値l be a bit disappointed but this weather could mean I知 much slower.
    Me too! Mine's in London so I'm only expecting it to be a bit windy. Still, aiming for about 1h55 - I'll be disappointed if I don't beat that...

    Good luck Wunty
  • askew 9 Mar 2019 20:17:24 19,077 posts
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    Enjoy, both!
  • wuntyphyve 9 Mar 2019 22:51:18 12,225 posts
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    @Flying_Pig cheers! You too!
  • wuntyphyve 9 Mar 2019 22:52:15 12,225 posts
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    @askew think I will actually. I dont do many events but looking forward to this.
  • Flying_Pig 10 Mar 2019 08:19:54 16,167 posts
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    Raining :(
  • wuntyphyve 10 Mar 2019 11:46:34 12,225 posts
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    Think the rain is holding off here til after but by god it痴 cold!!!
  • wuntyphyve 10 Mar 2019 15:02:47 12,225 posts
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    Crikey. Soon as the race started the heavens opened. I wanted to start crying around the 7 mile mark as freezing sleet was blown horizontally into my face as I ran up hill.

    1:33:33 though. I知 over the moon at that given the conditions.

    Flying_pig I hope yours was more enjoyable!!
  • Flying_Pig 10 Mar 2019 18:34:59 16,167 posts
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    wuntyphyve wrote:
    Crikey. Soon as the race started the heavens opened. I wanted to start crying around the 7 mile mark as freezing sleet was blown horizontally into my face as I ran up hill.

    1:33:33 though. I知 over the moon at that given the conditions.

    Flying_pig I hope yours was more enjoyable!!
    Fortunately for us the rain stopped before the start, but it was still very windy the whole way - there was almost 1 miles running directly into a headwind and on a cobbled street D:

    Still, beat by PB by about 3 minutes to finish in 1:56 which I'm pretty satisfied with. Maybe I'll do another HM later this year and see if I can get below 1h55...

    I was also the first to finish out of the group of us from work who ran - beating the next person by almost 10 minutes :)

    1:33 is way, way beyond by abilities (I can't even run 5k at that pace!) - so big congratulations!

    Edited by Flying_Pig at 22:21:26 10-03-2019
  • askew 10 Mar 2019 18:47:31 19,077 posts
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    wuntyphyve wrote:
    Crikey. Soon as the race started the heavens opened. I wanted to start crying around the 7 mile mark as freezing sleet was blown horizontally into my face as I ran up hill.

    1:33:33 though. I知 over the moon at that given the conditions.

    Flying_pig I hope yours was more enjoyable!!
    Excellent! That'll be 1:20 in better conditions ;)
  • wuntyphyve 10 Mar 2019 20:31:24 12,225 posts
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    @Flying_Pig I think I could have coped with the rain but the wind was brutal, you have my sympathies!!

    Well done on beating your PB! Cobbled street sounds a bit brutal as well actually. Think I beat mine by a couple of minutes too (weirdly I got a bit faster the last half I did but I have my doubts about the course length as even my gps thought it was a few 100 metres short, so I知 taking today痴 time as my PB instead).

    To be honest I never thought I would ever do something like this in this time. It痴 spurred me on a bit now. I was getting depressed about my age as well so it痴 helped a bit.
  • wuntyphyve 10 Mar 2019 20:32:32 12,225 posts
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    @askew ha ha Maybe if it was all downhill, the wind was behind me and I was 15 years younger!
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