Taupo Marathon

in EXHAUST2 months ago (edited)

I just finished a 42.029km running that lasted about 3hh:27mm:44ss !

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What a great day. For this part of New Zwealand, winter is usually harsh, wet and cold. There was light wind and sunny winter conditions which let me run with only tshirt and shorts.

Myself and @run.kirsty.run decided to add this race as a build up to the 50km road race we have in September, so the goal for me was to try and keep to my hopeful 50km pace for as long as possible.

I made sure I started further back in the field and managed to keep running at my 5 minute per kilometre pace up until the 34th kilometer, which I was really happy with, especially for a pretty full training week. I still felt pretty good until the last 4 kilometres where things fell apart a little, but still made it under 3 hours and 30 minutes.

I've been carrying a little hip strain over the past week, so am a little sore the following day, but had no issues during the run and even managed to push through a few moments when I really wanted to stop and walk.

The course was fun and scenic and hopefully was a good training run for our 50km run. I used this photo cause it shows the strain on my face heading into the last few kilometres of the race.

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You are strong man, really strong

Thanks so much @toofasteddie I had a good day

Doing a marathon to prepare for a 50k blows my mind ;) Really well done to you both. Keep on inspiring us all.

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Thanks @steevc hopefully it will be the a good choice in the long run.

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Well done dude. I haven't yet attempted to tackle a marathon but perhaps it is in my future somewhere down the line. I guess all those days of running to work have been paying off!

Thanks @normie.fitness I always said I would never do one and this is now my seventh

Amazing marathon. You’ll smash that 50k next month. Well done

Thanks so much @rthelly it should be fun(I hope)