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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,409 ✭✭✭ scotindublin

    Cracking effort on Sunday and like others have said you were absolutely buzzing when you went by me in Chapo.

    You should be proud of what you have achieved, look back at how far you have come from being part of out little Wubbles Wonders crew in 2017.

    There are so many positives to take from Sunday and some areas of improvements which folks have identified above, but you know what you went out and ran your own race and enjoyed crossed the finish line in one piece that's the most important thing.

    One of the joys of marathon running is that as we get that little bit older we can still improve our times, in running terms you are still a relative newbie so there is massive scope for improvement.

    You can still achieve whatever you want from running, a little bit of structure and consistency gets you a long way. It's probably to early to be thinking about marathons for next year but if that's on your plan recover well, tackle some shorter stuff to build up the speed in the legs then rip out a solid endurance block and you will smash it.

    Once the dust settles go back through your training log and try to identify areas for improvement, be totally honest with yourself and they will be easily identified.

    Take the next week to rest up and just enjoy some easy running and I will hopefully see you at the start of December.

    Well done again, you just completed a other freaking marathon.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,034 ✭✭✭ Lazare

    Thanks so much C, for that and for the support at Chapo. It was great to see you there, I actually thought I had missed you so was delighted.

    That's super solid advice. I'm more keen than ever now to build on it and implement some good structure.

    Can't wait to toe the line at Jingle Bells.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,885 ✭✭✭ Kellygirl

    Sounds like it was a handbag you needed with all that stuff 😂. I found the belt good too for the most part but around Terenure I couldn’t get one of the bottles to stay in it for some reason. Also when the bottles were all empty it was spinning round me. It’s definitely not too big so not sure what that was about. Was glad to get it off me later.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,034 ✭✭✭ Lazare

    Yeah, couldn't wait to whip it off.

    Your tip re the Tailwind was inspired btw, it worked so well for me, never had an issue filling the flask.

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,881 ✭✭✭ Murph_D

    Ah, "the belt". Mine worked well. It has little pull tabs for opening it when you're putting stuff back in. I found it useful when trying to stick the empty gel wrappers back. I did notice a discarded soft flask on the course at some point - could have been yours!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,580 ✭✭✭ Swashbuckler

    Ye should look into the decathlon shorts. Best things I ever bought! Can't find the link but @Lambay island bought them recently.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,034 ✭✭✭ Lazare

    Ah the belt was grand in fairness, it did it's job for the most part, the stuff I dropped didn't have a detrimental effect.

    I will check out those shorts though P, cheers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,034 ✭✭✭ Lazare

    Sorry E, for some reason I missed your post until now.

    Likewise, your company that morning and for a good chunk of the course made things so much easier.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,034 ✭✭✭ Lazare

    19:37 chip btw, for accuracy. For actual PB.

    Watch read 19:36:9. Bloody rounding 😀

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,881 ✭✭✭ Murph_D

    Well done C - another great account of the race, adding to my ROMO. 😁 You had a good bit to do with 2k to go so that’s a great finish - and your ability to rationalise that first km split on the fly was the impressive. Wish I had that ability. Congrats on a great PB.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,034 ✭✭✭ Lazare

    Thanks so much D.

    A real pity you weren't there. We'll get to race together at Raheny.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,200 ✭✭✭ coogy

    Well done again C, impressive stuff and a great way to cap off a fantastic year!

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,409 ✭✭✭ scotindublin

    Brilliant effort and result C, delighted for you.

    Pity I didn't get to see you during the race.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,125 ✭✭✭ AuldManKing

    What a great run and a great read.

    The nerves thing - I get some terrible nerves before races, I think a lot of people do - but people like us who have an online profile on boards and Strava probably add to our own nerves! I managed to crack mine a bit pre-covid, but certainly felt nervous leading up to this race, even if it wasn't a goal race for me. I think I need to race more to help with them - I just keep on telling myself - "no one cares about your time except you!"

    Congrats on the PB.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,034 ✭✭✭ Lazare

    Thanks very much guys.

    @AuldManKing so true A, putting ourselves out there certainly adds to the nerves. Can also drive you too. I remember when I first broke 20 this thread really helped me on the last 500m or so, wanting so bad to come on and say I did it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,206 ✭✭✭ Laineyfrecks

    Absolutely chuffed for you C, you ran a great race & got a well deserved PB for it 😊

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,034 ✭✭✭ Lazare

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,106 ✭✭✭ ariana`

    Wow, great to read the full report and realise what you overcame to get that PB! Super performance. It's not easy in a 5k to overcome the demons when they set in so early, super job and a really well deserved PB. Great to see you finish the year on such a high too!

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,282 ✭✭✭ Bluesquare

    Great race report . Well done !

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,308 ✭✭✭ Mr. Guappa

    Congrats C. That's great running and it can't be easy going to the well again and delivering once more so soon after Dublin. Great to see your progress this year... long may it continue!

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,034 ✭✭✭ Lazare

    Lovely comments, thank you all so much, and thanks for all the amazing support and encouragement this year. You guys are great 😊

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,580 ✭✭✭ Swashbuckler

    Brilliant run C. You've had a fantastic year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,885 ✭✭✭ Kellygirl

    Great to read the report after knowing how thrilled you were post race the other day. I’m really delighted for you. What a year you have had …. You deserved the great time and I’m delighted you went down to the 19:36 from the expected 19:40. Nice finish to the year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 386 ✭✭ MisterJinx

    Well done @Lazare . Super running and a well deserved result. Great race report too, 5K's hurt and you could feel it all through your report

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,670 ✭✭✭ skyblue46

    Great run! I have to admit I can only sit back and admire your ability to withstand pain and demons. It is something that I simply have the inability to do.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,188 ✭✭✭ Dubh Geannain

    Congrats C. You deserve the spoils for all your training and mentality.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,034 ✭✭✭ Lazare

    Thanks so much folks, lovely popping in and seeing these comments.

    Ah I don't know about that S, selling yourself way short there.

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