Cranleigh 21Listed by fetcheveryone
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|LeGreg - 41% toeslag, 59% onderzoek||Unaffiliated||2:58:19||3:45:12||3:45:12||43.20|
|Lorenzo||Dorking & Mole Valley AC||2:32:05||2:46:11||2:46:11||59.54|
|Um Bongo||Sandhurst Joggers, Windle Valley Runners||3:14:00||3:14:00||3:10:00||3:14:00||53.98|
|Welsh Alex||Port Talbot||2:49:00||3:03:00||3:03:00||54.07|
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Did the full 21 and a bit miles. Quite breezy (not windy). Quite undulating (not hilly).
Very, very glad it's over now!
LeGreg - 41% toeslag, 59% onderzoek
mmm... Only my second ever run at this distance so I wanted to treat this as a leisurely long run (10-10:30 mm), which I eventually did, but I made things very difficult for myself. I was feeling good, so after the first couple of miles I decided to push the pace, and I was at 15 miles in 2:20. You can see from my finishing time that the wheels well and truly came off after that, with 14mm for the last 6 miles. Very disappointed, but plenty of lessons learnt...
Ran constant 8:30 min/miles for the whole distance. Well pleased with time. Heavy legs at the start until warmed up then a mini-wobble at about 16 miles. But finished quite strongly. Confidence for FLM is sky high.
Found it difficult to run at slow pace at first but managed to keep a relatively steady pace -
Missed start by a few mins in Q for the toilets.
Clocks changed.... <br>so an early start to get to Cranleigh... <br>and REALLY not in the mood for a long race. You know how it is sometimes..<br><br
but the mental thing is as important as the physical thing - so Fuelled up (body and Tractor Car) and of we went.<br><br>
The plan was.... 8 min/mile and under (so planned Marathon Pace for FLM). I had originally intended to do this as another Long Slow, but PT lady insisted that it was a Time Trial for the Marathon, and I'm not brave enough to defy her<br>
So, I wondered if I'd be able to maintain a 7:45ish pace for the duration of the event - programmed Mr Garmin TP and off we went.<br>
Actually decided that I'd run it to a Heart Rate - and chose 165 as the 'ceiling' for it. Not worry about the pace too much, and see how it went<br>
Calf got tight at about 4 miles - it never got any worse - but I still need to work out what I need to do about it.<br><br>
My biggest problem (if you can call it a problem) is that I'm getting really painful feet. I'm going to get advice about less shaped shoes - the arch supports are too high, and trying to create an arch where I don't have one!!!<br>
The perfect shoe is out there - I just have to find it<br><br
Anyway, back to the race. The fist 9 miles (which is a loop) went fine, and the second (shorter) 6 mile loop was reasonable... <br>although I did seriously consider pulling out at that point (it was a 15/21 race).<br>
Anyway - didn't - and a much needed wee stop (being a boy is a bonus occasionally!) saw me on my way!<br>
Little leggies were getting tired by about 18, and I knew that the Killer Hill (already defeated on the fist loop) was upcoming.<br><br>
And it was HARD!<br><br>
Got to the top with nothing left in the tank.. it was just as well that the run in to the finish - another ½mile or so, was a kind and gentle decline!!!!!!!!!!!!<br>
5 or 6 Club Members were waiting at the finish cheering us on - that was brill!<br><br>
Clock time was 2:44:11<br>
Rather pleased with that!!!!<br><br>
So the stats<br>
Distance: 21.14 miles (that's the measured distance)<br>
Time: 2:44:11 (unofficial)<br>
AvHR: 163 (yes - really!!)<br><br>
I went through ½Marathon at 1:41:00 - the organisers had thoughfully provided a board for us stat geeks!!!!