Just a brief post to start with as busy at work at the moment!
Thanks for all the posts and well wishes so far. There were some very good canidates (Graham, LadeyJadey & Simon - didn't hear much fom Emma) in this particluar category and I'm sure anyone of us would have made a good candidate as the enthusiasm was very evident from all the postings going on.
Over the moon to have got through to this stage and can't wait to get going with the schedule. I've got a lot of respect for Steve and know from last years' competiton he surpased himself in giving advice not only to the candidates, but also to us normal forum folk. Having followed the RW schudule in my first marathon I made some tweaks of my own on subsequent marathons, but to no avail. SoI'm hoping with the guidance of Steve and the Asics team I can get things back on course.
Ultimately, I am going for a sub 3.15 time as I think my other PB's in shorter distances certainly indicate that this is possible. However, it's early days yet and I will go with the advice that I am given and see what kind of pace is suggested nearer the time. I think pacing statergy is a key feature in my race preparation as I think I may have gone too quick too early in previous marathons.
I like to ask questions and I'm hoping to get to the bottom of the nutrition side of things as well, not only in the taper days before the marathon, but also, in general day to day training.
So hopefully this will be an interesting thread with a bit of serious running talk mixed up with a bit of humour & bantor.
Posted: 15/12/2011 at 12:36