Running > Race
31st May 2009 at 9am by Alf Tupper Tough of the Track
Notes & Comments
- Top of the world
Operation Embra Marafun and cracking weather for it. Felt fresh as a daisy over the first six miles from the start below Calton Hill, through Holyrood Park and down to Portobello on mostly downhills. Maintained a comfortable tempo through Musselburgh, Cockenzie and Port Seton and felt great when spotted by Charlie VC at Longriddy at around the 16 mile mark. The next 4 miles got predictably harder as we did the loop around Gosforth House and as the sun got stronger. Still felt in good shape when I hit the rendezvous point with C VC at 20 miles, where he was ready to see me home over the last 10k. Despite slowing over these 4 miles, I still made the 20 mile-mark in a little over 2:23 (7:11 pace). The last 6 miles were tough, however, and the urge to walk was never far away - and I took a couple of walk breaks, as I wasn't willing to bust my balls. Felt euphoric on the finish, with lots of support from the grandstands at Musselburgh Race Course, which I, of course, milked. Deliighted to finish under 3:15, given the conditions and I can now look forward to London next year. Big shout out to VC, who shamelessly sunbathed for 2 hours sippiing freebie beer in the finishers enclosure after his 'exertions' - what a guy!
PredictionsBest WAVA 68.03%
Borg Rating of Perceived Exertion
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