Mattias Bramstång

Kristianopel Coast Marathon 2008-06-28

by on Jun.28, 2008, under Marathon

The day before start I decided to go there. I have had a week of plenty of rest so I wanted to push myself for some speed. I wanted to run steady and just below 3 hours.
I woke up in the middle of night and had a breakfast at 5am. After that I went to the car and drove for some hours. Gasping from time to time of course!
I went to the start line and soon we were of. I run with an experienced marathon runner for 15k, we helped each other to take the front wind. Then another runner came up and we were three runners pushing at 4min/km. At halfway there was a double right turn and then you just run the same way back. I like that! We left the halfway point at 1h26min1sec and we realised we just had one runner 4minuites ahead of us. We tried to keep the speed at our way back but it was only I how managed it. At 29k I was alone, I tried to inspire my company to keep up but it didn’t work as well. So now I had to push it for an hour alone. It went really good; I finished at 2nd place, 2minuites behind the winner, at 2h51min45sec.
The best part was that I never had a hard time or a negative thought and afterwards I was at good shape. I had a short stop at the finish line before I slowly run to my car and drove back home.


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