…or a wrapper. A chocolate wrapper. Several chocolate wrappers eaten on the way home from Hobart to celebrate.
How did the Quackers go on what was a pretty warm day (25°C)?
Janette – a wonderful return to running (after a long healing process due to an epic and enduring case of plantar fasciitis) with a just over 2:00:00 half marathon ❤
Louie – a just over 4:00:00 marathon, always running strong ❤
Pauly and I? Let me tell you the story.
Pauly is training for the Tarawera 102km ultra in less than four weeks. He says he needs to slow down and have more time on his feet. This he did by running with me. I was his slow pacer. But really he was my slow pacer. He’s been helping me with my running endurance on long runs and trying to keep me at a slower pace. Rather than starting out too fast then hitting the wall, he’s helping me to go slow and keep on running without walk breaks. We did this today. We ran together.
Despite a portaloo break I managed a course PB. 2015 marathon number one at Cadbury and marathon number one ever: 5:12:03. The wheels fell off way too soon and I walked a lot! Today Cadbury Marathon number two and 14th ever: 4:55:50. That’s a course PB of 16:13. Not a marathon PB but still a PB. There was little walking but much slow plodding that got the job done.
Going slower has meant an increase in my endurance and enjoyment.
Starting today I had unfinished business with Cadbury Marathon, today that business is all wrapped up, wrapped up in sweet chocolatey happiness of running all the way with my Husband.
Well done to everyone at the 36th Chocolate Run. Run, walk, plod – if you started you are a winner. If you got to the finish line on a warm summer day, you should be extremely proud. Put your feet up and enjoy all that goodie bag chocolate.
Happy running 🙂