Friday, 30 March 2012

Times are a changing

I completed the Rome marathon nearly two weeks ago and I feel great. I was always told that I would feel completely shattered afterwards, but that's simply not the case.

I had a really good stretching session on the Tuesday I came back and since then I've had no troubles at all.

In fact, one evening I even decided to go for a half marathon run to Windsor. And it was the fastest half marathon I've ever done. It was also the fastest 5k and 10k too.

I was happy with that. I'll be focusing on speed in the coming months which hopefully will help me achieve my goals for the Summer.

Speed goals for Summer 2012

  • 5km in 18 minutes
  • 10km in 40 minutes
  • 21.1km in 90 minutes

Monday, 19 March 2012

Maratona di Roma

I did it, I ran a marathon. 26.2 miles or 42, 195 metres and I did it in a respectable time of 3 hours 35 minutes and 14 seconds.

I couldn't be happier really. I had wanted to put the training in to work for a sub 3 hour marathon, but other commitments led me to not being able to put in the hours. And I'm fine with that too.

Simply completing the marathon was cool enough and what better place to do a marathon than in Rome?

This was the Rome 2012 marathon course and it looked like it had been put together by the tourist board. Every single opportunity to get in a tourist spot was done and it made the run interesting and utterly unique.

I'll post up some Garmin information in a few days and more thoughts on the run.

Rome 2012 marathon results (I was bib number 14462)

Rome 2012 marathon course