Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Update from Hayley - "The Marathon Woman"

Hey - just home. Well I did it! Beautiful day - crowds were amazing. . . For me it was a huge mental battle - already from 5 miles/8 k - I was in pain. Because I was trying 2 spare my foot , my knee also started 2 go- from my strange landing n weak take off. Plus my watch conked out ! Despite all that finished in a respectable 3:09, smiling. I won't do a marathon with an injury again. Was so focused on ignoring the pain - couldn't really enjoy the atmosphere. C u soon

Simon says: - Hayley has for months been struggling with severe Plantar fasciitis (Click for overview) she could barely walk leading up to the race but still knocked out a 3:09 marathon - WOW!


Anonymous said...

Wow-fantastic Hayley. Don't know how you do it....I can't even DREAM of achieving that time....Hope your foot is not too bad. Shilpa

Anonymous said...

I've never seen Hayley ride or swim but after this achievement she gets my vote in the TTH Hall of Fame when Emma creates it. Disco :-)

Ngae said...

Well done by Hayley. Well endowed must be by a heart that can pump many times more oxygen then ordinary runner like me.