Friday, 13 July 2012

End of The Marathon Dream!

I'm kind of thinking of retiring from the Marathon, long term sciatic problems that show up on long runs over 2 hours make me think its time to stick to shorter distances!
The marathon was never my greatest love!
So I'm not all that sad about my decision, 5 miles-10 miles has always been closer to my heart!
And at the end of the day I think I achieved my best over the marathon that was possible.
Yes I wanted a 2.45 but 2010 was my best possible build up and 2.47 was the result.
2  mins faster at 49 years old compared to 2.49 at 38 years is not bad!
Its time to move on and do what I love!


Ewen said...

Sounds like you're pretty comfortable with the decision Rick. 2:47 at 49 is a bloody good time to retire with. I'm stuck with 3:11 at 34!

Sensible too to run the events you enjoy - be that 100m or 24 hours! Too many people choose the marathon just because of the mystique associated with the name marathon.

Thomas said...

Like Ewen said, as long as you're ok with that decision that's alright.

I, on the other hand, would be devastated.


Thanks guys