They think it's all over - it is now!

They think it's all over - it is now!

Had a superb time meeting lots of lovely C25Kers at the london winter run. It was very chilly and the shorts without skins was probably a mistake, My calf held up but did worry me as I was really pushing. Started with Aussie but managed to weave through the crowds and get ahead. Ms Garmin kept warning me if I went too fast or too slow. (I'm running up a hill of course I'm going slower). Managed to run without walking which was great, dodging walkers later on in the course.

We started on the Embankment ran along to Tower Bridge, Up past St Pauls, doubled back on ourselves, finally hit the embankment again and couldn't believe how long it was. The last kilometre was rough. Mrs GF, daughter and Rico took photos and a video and boy was I struggling by then but I tried to sprint for the finish and remembered to stop Ms Garmin.

So now the results. 2 new PBs - 5K was covered in 26 mins 36 secs. 10K was 55:36 from Ms Garmin, Official time 55:26. Nice medal and hugs from Polar Bears. Unfortunately couldn't meet up after the race for a beer but I'll raise a glass to you all tonight.

Continuing myasics plan which has 3 days rest the same as Ms Garmin recommends. I have included the link to my garmin run. Note the extreme heart rate for almost all of the run. I also had a new Max Heart Rate of 189 which was after the sprint. Just shows the fantastic capabilities of the human body.

Congratulations to all the winners today at the London Winter Run and a massive thank you for all the support you have given me since I started my journey.

Happy Running All


24 Replies

  • Absolutley. Bit worrying my heart could beat that fast for that long but it just powered me round. Resting now

  • fab post ,a great event and a great run ,well done to you :D

  • Thanks Rob, still grinning now

  • Well done on those fantastic times, it sounds like you thoroughly enjoy it. Keep it up and happy running.

  • Thanks New-to-Jogging. feeling great now

  • 2 PBs is amazing! :-D glad your calf held up and congratulations!

    Hope you enjoy your rest and basking in the glory of your triumph! :-P

  • Thanks Beginning to run it's amazing looking back

  • Stupendous GF! Great report and what a whopping great time! You must be thrilled. I'm sure you probably didn't have time to take in all the sights along the way but I'm sure the atmosphere was brilliant. Really well done. Hope you're enjoying a rest and a nice celebration.

  • Thanks IP a bit stunned really. Managed to take in some sights but mainly just focused on beating my training times ;-)

  • Hey G , you smashed it - not just once , but twice ! Well done you !

    Just knew you would shine today , Mate.

    Absolutely brilliant post, so so pleased for you and you had your own personal cheerleaders and Rico even made a video of it !

    Hope you are chuffed to little mintballs with your performance today, you should be very , very proud of yourself.

    Glad the calf held out for you

    Chill out now G, you have earned yourself a few beers tonight I think :-D xxx

  • Thanks PP loving the positive feelings and going to start those beers now

  • Blimmin well done, you smashed it twice, once for you and once for me as you promised! Bet you're on cloud 9 now... xxx

  • Definitely thanks Curly. One for me and one for you sounds good to me!

  • What a fab post GF. Many many congratulations on 2 stonking PBs. You've got to be pleased with them! Very well done :)

  • Thanks Epic Mum. I'll be reliving everystep tonight ;-)

  • Wow! Congrats mate really well done!

  • thank you Tomas just a brilliant day

  • Fantastic achievement and great photos.

    Well done

  • Thanks Frannyfran

  • What a fantastic lovely to meet you but so sad I didn't meet Rico!!! And aren't we all fab :)

  • Sorry you missed him JuJu he was probably off for his walk

  • Great to meet you and the family. What a good time. You missed your slice of chocolate cake at the end, next time. It was lovely to meet everyone, it's been a great day. Next year I want to be running.

  • Great to meet you too. We had to get back for an elderly MIL who is having a tough time at the moment. Next year I want cake (and beer) ;-)

  • Well done!!! Fantastic!!!! Glad you enjoyed it. All that hard work paid off!! And I love the bling!! X

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