Share your London marathon experience ........................
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- Pilus Posterior
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The crowds were out in their droves as always and whilst I don't know for sure it could well have been the best supported so far?
The weather was a bit too hot with constant sunshine and no cloud cover. Great for the spectators of course.
Timewise was about what I thought being 1.27 / 1.30 splits so dropped off a bit but not too much and didn't suffer as much from mile 23 as i have in past years - better gel refuelling i.e. more of them, might've had something to do with that?
It was great to watch all of the recorded marathon programmes on a day off work on the Monday after the race to realise what a fantastic event it is.
Might have to travel to the wilds of Scotland for cooler conditions next year to see if I can hone in on Wilko's V50 club record.
The race itself was really good. The support was better last year, but that is to take nothing away from an amazing atmosphere this year. I'll be back next year, but just to jog round and enjoy the day. London 2016 however will be another serious effort though.
Anyway that makes a 29 minute improvement in 2 years, and 45 minutes since I did London 2010 in 3:24. The history goes:
2010 3:24 - London
2011 3:14 - Edinburgh
2012 3:08 - Milton Keynes (Good for Age)
2013 2:52 - London
2014 2:39 - London (Championship time!)
If it'd help people, I'm also happy to post about how I made the improvements from any step to any other step, and what I'd do differently!
For now I've had a week off totally, and I have another week with no training, though I will start to run if I want to (no Garmin though, fun only). After that I'll start to build it up again, and plan for the rest of the year.
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