I have been thinking a lot about last weekend and I will be reflecting back on what I learnt next week but I’ve been piecing together my splits and thought I’d post that for anyone who likes these sorts of things (and there are others besides me!!)
I forgot to stop my watch at the check point at Roseberry Topping. It was excitement of being in the presence of such a super star as Jez Bragg! Also I used three different garmins and an ordinary stop watch so it may not be as accurate as normal. Plus I stopped the watches at Scarborough thinking I’d stopped so have had to guess how long I waited but I reckon it’s fairly accurate.
You can see my pace slowing down throughout the race which isn’t surprising.
I’ve also been looking at where we went wrong in Scarborough. We should have stayed on the path closest to the sea but the map we had showed the path higher up so that’s why we wandered up there.
When Jon came over and took us to the right place we realised we weren’t that far away. If we had trusted ourselves we’d have been fine but I was relunctant to go on not knowing if it was the right way!
I’ve not ran this week but I feel I could do. My legs have recovered surprinsingly quickly but I set myself a 2 week break and I’m going to keep to it. That still gives me 8 weeks to build up to the final leg of my 2009 challenge.