2 Marathons in 7 days ! A Good Idea ?
Wednesday morning it was a trip to London to collect my number it was very exciting .
As you can see I took a few pics !
So having ran Brighton Marathon on the previous Sunday at a relatively easy 3:14 I was quietly confident about running London a little quicker !
After a terrible nights sleep and a 4:30am wake up it was time to eat some porridge and a banana before getting into my kit and on the 7am train .
A few of us had arranged to meet at the station at 6:50am or on carriage 4 of the train .
It was to be the highlight of my day the train journey but I was not to no this yet ! Trevor was his normal self so we needed to keep him under control we decided a kit bag on his head would be the easiest way to get some piece n quiet
After a few tube trains we arrived at the start and it was time for me to waddle off to the Good For Age start .
I'd managed to find a couple of Arena 80 runners in the pen that would be trying for a similar target time so we decided to run together this helped to ease the nerves and before we knew it we were off .
It all began so well with perfect pacing for the first 10 miles then as my legs began to feel tired my arse cheek took the opportunity to suck the remaining energy from my brain and things started going wrong ! I'd began to struggle keeping my mind off the pain in my arse and I was no alone and beginning to feel drained .
The miles went by and to be honest id shut out all the noise of the crowds and I was blinkered on the road , I couldn't tell you I seen much of the course because I hadn't , I wanted it to be over and I just kept going until I had to stretch out my arse and off again ! I've since counted my garmin stats and it clearly shows 17 stops to stretch out my arse
A fellow Arena runner Joe thankfully picked me up around mile 24 and helped me push on to the end .
Finished finally in 3:20:19 chip time .
Garmin Connect can be found here
So lesson learnt ! 2 Marathons in 7 days ain't big and it ain't clever