Running (Road) warm up/down 15:00  2.9 km (5:10 / km) +50m 4:46 / km
ahr:156 max:167 slept:6.0 shoes: Inov-8 Road-X 255
Over to Hyde Park, legs not feeling particularly sprightly.
Got super lucky with the toilets as there was an empty disabled portaloo facing the opposite direction to the standard ones with massive queues - result.
Running (Road) race 52:25  14.0 km (3:45 / km) +240m 3:27 / km
ahr:182 max:190 shoes: Inov-8 Road-X 255
City to Surf
Managed to get myself a decent starting spot with ten minutes to go, maybe ten rows back from the front, and although I tried to set off steady was sucked along by the crowd until we hit the tunnel.
Was through 5km in a pretty slow 18:30 or so, and got a bit of a stitch at the start of Heartbreak Hill but was still moving along pretty steadily and reeling folk in the entire way. Just didn't feel like I had the leg power to push on, and this was very much the feeling from the top onwards as I couldn't make much headway on the groups ahead.
Was starting to tire on the last couple of km, and missed the 13km marker so was getting seriously worried about the distance to go to the finish until I checked my watch and saw there was only 700m to go, bit late to push for 52 minutes but managed to claw my way up through another group and get over the line in a decent enough time.
Thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment along the way, particularly the bands doing Rocky tunes, the trio of Elvises and the Bagpipers who were competing with a gym blaring out dance music across the road. Many high fives were had too, and the atmosphere was really fun.
All in, not bad off four weeks training and great to tick off the list, but would like to come back again and properly attack the 50 minute mark, 2016 maybe.