Monday, October 27, 2008

My 2nd Dublin Marathon - 03:32:38

My GPS map and times and some photos I took along the way are all here:

Winning times and results are here:

It was cold but bright and sunny. The start was a mess, it took me about 4 minutes to get across the line (thanks to the chip that doesn't impact on the time), and the first four miles were more about weaving side to side and stopping and starting than running at any particular pace. I intended to start slow anyway, so no harm done really. It took me ages to warm up, by the time I was consistently beating 8mins a mile I was already 5 minutes or so behind. Apart from all that I really enjoyed it. Waist up I felt great for the whole race. Waist down I was a bit sore, soles of feet and leg muscles complaining for the last 6 miles or so. Already feeling better but I can tell I'll be a bit sore this week. I'm very happy with the time, an improvement of 22 minutes on last year!