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Published: August 8th 2007
note the finish time....
Of late, a number of people have been encouraging me to try a half and, on 25 March, I headed to Reading and did just that. Was a much better experience than I thought, and I reckon I might give it a go again.
Of course, I am talking about a half marathon. It is the furthest I have ever run in my life! Had been doing some training beforehand, and had been talking up my sub 2 hour finish, but was really not sure about my ability to follow through.
Managed to finish in 1 hour and 58 mins - so was pretty happy with that. Was definitely assisted by the flat course and good weather conditions, although the wind which I was so grateful for during the run was a bit chilly at the end (thank goodness for the space balnkets they handed out which, although noisy, kept us warm ... just like they are supposed to!
I have been training with Trav, who will shortly be running the London Marathon. Really impressed with that - at the end of the half, certainly did not feel like I could turn around and do it all again.
Not sure I am cut out for a marathon but might give the half another go - once the blisters on my toes heal of course!
Tot: 2.244s; Tpl: 0.059s; cc: 21; qc: 90; dbt: 0.064s; 2; m:saturn w:www (188.8.131.52); sld: 3;
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