Sunday, 28 October 2007

179 minutes...


This needs to be brief.... I have 6 minutes before the rather rubbish internet connection in this Starbucks cuts out and the thought of going through all the hassle of connecting again is more scary than mile 26 tomorrow!

I have one goal tomorrow and that is to run a nice strong marathon in less than 180 minutes! I've done it three times before and am feeling pretty good following three months of excellent long runs with TB and a pb for the course at the Great North Run. The picture above will be at the front of my thoughts when the going gets tough during the race... it's of Ed Whitlock, who holds the record for the fatest marathon by a person in their 70s.... 2:54!!

Unfortunately I have less than 180 seconds to finish this so I'll love you and leave you :)

If you google Dublin Marathon you should be able to follow the race and check out our results...

Laters

T.

4 comments:

Gareth said...

2:58? Negative split? Well done Tom!

Brian said...

Well you did it and how! But who is the old guy in the photo? And did he really do 179 minutes?

Ozzer said...

Tommo you are a legend. What a great time and a negatie split I noticed on the results sheet. Quality. What a great season brother. Enjoy some rest ready to head to Hawaii next October!

Tom said...

Gareth... negative splits are THE way forward, slightly helped in this case by a 'favourable' final 10k ;)

Pops... his name is Ed Whitlock and yes, he did manage 2.54 at the age of 72!

Ozzer... YOU are the legend, throughout our Ironman journey you've been the one leading the way every step ;)