I made it to the Robin Hood. I am grateful that I'm here and that I could run it at all.
So... how was it? To be honest, I'm too tired to process it. I found it a mixture between overwhelming and just hard work. I wanted to enjoy it. But I think I'm trying to deal with pain / emotional stuff which means that I have to focus so hard on keeping on running, that enjoying it isn't on the cards right now.
The first 3 miles seemed to go okay and then I just got slower and slower. My tonsillitis turned into a chest infection at the beginning of the week and adding that into the mix, my energy levels are in the toilet. By the 11th mile, it was only the fact that I knew the end wasn't too far away that kept me going. I could hear other people chatting near me and saying it was less than a parkrun left... but I'm sure that the last miles in a half marathon are deliberately longer than any others! Plus, I couldn't see my family anywhere as I finished which didn't help shorten those longer miles at all.
Even though my time was nowhere near what it might have been without the accident, I got a sub-2 with a time of 1:57. I did what I set out to do and got myself round the Robin Hood. I'm too exhausted to feel pleased with it right now - but I am hugely grateful to everyone who's supported me over the past two weeks and who made it possible to keep on running at all. Thank you.
Geeky stats stuff
|Avg Pace:||8:56 min/mi|
|Elevation Gain:||127 ft|