Doomben 2007: After running the first three kms at 4:20s and feeling awful, I jogged the next two at 5s wondering if I should pull out. Then I saw the 1:40 balloons catching up and decided I would at least try to stay ahead of them for as long as I could. With a combination of painful shuffles and intermittent surges I held them off to the end. Final result, a terribly slow ~98:56. Part of the motivation to at least break 1:40 was that my very comfortable Canberra Marathon halfway split this year was 1:40:00.
So that is that. Before I race again, I must repair my left leg! Or trade it in for a new one.
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