Sunday, 30 September 2007

Great North run

That's it, my arse is not moving off this couch for the rest of the night. I've my feet up on the foot stool, a belly full of roast beef, and an open can of Stella Artois to soothe me. The feet aren't so bad either after the half marathon. No blisters or chaffs, just a dull throbbing that goes up to my knee caps.

I would have smashed my target time of 1:45 - 1:50 if it wasn't for my wobbly 9th mile. For some unfathomable reason my legs just stopped working. I could have no more ran than licked my elbow. So I walked for about half a mile until the blood seeped back into my quads.

I never regained my previous pace, though managed to run the rest of the way at about 9:30 minute miles, which brought me in just under 1:55. Not bad.

Anyway, if you'll excuse me, I have some slobbing to do.


Anonymous said...

Wow! Congrats to you! Well done!

Christy Lenzi said...

Congratulations! You deserve a little down time, I'd say.

jamon said...

Thanks guys!

Stew said...

Nice one. I never did the Great North Run coz it was:
a. Up North
b. Too many people
c. Too far. I never liked 10 milers, I can't "feel" the end of the race like I can on a 10k

Have a beer. get those feet up.

jamon said...

Yeah - it was packed - the first 4 miles I was dodging the anoying bastards who push to the front, only to walk the first five miles. Grr.

And I'll have you you know, it was 13.1 miles ;). I felt the end of the race coming from miles back!

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