Sunday, 13 February 2011

A half, in quarters(ish)

Today was Wokingham half marathon: a great event that I'm very fond of running (well-organised, chip timing, scores of cheery marshals and loads of loos). This year, it was perfect timing for some London training so I gratefully accepted a lift from the Badger Clan and lined up in the drizzle to do my first half since October 2008. Rather than subject you to a full-blown race report, I thought I'd summarise my main thoughts during the very enjoyable 2 hours 10 minutes and 54 seconds that I spent running in the wind and rain this morning:

wokinghamhalf


That healthy kick of realism in the 4th phase was fine with me. There's a lot of work to do in the next 9 weeks; however, more optimistically, it's nice to know that a lot can be done in that time. Meanwhile, today's efforts have been celebrated spectacularly with a pint of Guinness and a stonking feed at the pub. Perfect Sunday.

8 comments:

  1. Congrats on the half marathon, well deserved Guinness and pub food

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  2. Brilliant! Well done... a great reward at the end too... I am having similar phase 4 thoughts!!! :-)

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  3. Whilst we were watching all the runners come past us in varying stages of despair, Mrs Badger and I did discuss the very same phase 4 musings that you had!
    Great run today though and you'll storm London because you is HARD.
    xxx

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  4. Superb performance today, Cake. Personally, I was very proud of my eating in the pub. I think it was a PB.

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  5. Excellent work - a "negative split" and every thing! Get you!

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  6. Well donr on a great half marathon. A well deserved refuel at the pub too!

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  7. LOL the God of Ron! Well done on a fabulous half -what's your next race??

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