Two weekends on the bounce I ran races. The Athens Marathon followed by the Conwy Half Marathon. This meant that not only was I incredibly knackered and wobbly after that week but also it gave me the idea of comparing my experiences with running 13.1 vs 26.2. It also lets me off the hook for … Continue reading The differences between a Half Marathon and a Marathon. Apart from the obvious.
1. Gels are gross, whoever says they’re nice is a downright liar. 2. You’ll need to pee. A lot. 3. That even if you are last or first that medal will still feel wondrously heavy round your neck. 4. Drink stations are more like watery gauntlets. One bottle of water held out by a volunteer, … Continue reading 26.2 Things I Learnt From My First Marathon