After bad day yesterday I'm trying to work out what went wrong and was wondering if other people have races they just never seem to perform well in.
First marathon 2007, London - thought I was in 3:15 shape, but crossed the line in just over 4 hours. Looking back , 3:15 may have been a bit optimistic for a first marathon, but thought it was possible.
Fast forward to yesterday, 5 marathons under belt and a 3:14 Pb set at Chester in October. I was sure a 3:10 was possible, but struggled accross the line in 3:41. Did more long runs than Chester and faster speedwork, so why did it go wrong. Starting to think never run well in London.
Must say that support yesterday was unbelievable and although didn't get time was amazed by the number of people around course; seemed far more than 2007.