anyone doing their first marathon other than the VLM?
I miss my Garmin. the I feel underdressed when I go out with out it.
Lol at monsters Steve
Sinbad, York is 20th October, the site says they just have Charity places left but a friend of mine who has registered said there were some extra spaces for their 'friends'. LN should be a good run as long as I don't do the downhill start too quickly
As for your Garmin I know how you must feel and wish I could just go out and run without my Garmin but like you it's part of my 'kit'.
I have done a few half marathons, my last one being Liverpool this weekend, did 2:09 which was 18 minutes off my PB, so VERY happy with that. I am doing Chester marathon in October, my first marathon, I noticed one person on here doing that one, wondered if anybody was doing it.
I am absolutely petrified at the thought of running 26 miles. I am just hoping that as the time goes on, and I up the miles when I start training for it, that it wont feel quite so daunting, at the moment cant ever imagine being able to run that far.
You will be fine,just try uping the miles slowly Beverly.
I'm thinking about doing an October marathon myself,as I have pulled out of the Manchester marathon. |Algthough I got up to 15 miles, it was astruggle. So I'm followingHalHidgon 30 week prgeam.
I for one feel the same as you, I just want to do a couple of halfmarathons liike yourself before committing to a marathon.
Hope everyone is okay?
I have got a few more planned before the marathon in October. Doing one in the Netherlands next month, Chester in May and North Wales in August. At least that will make me keep my miles up, so when it comes to start marathon training I should have a decent mileage base to start with.
I have read a few of Hal Higdons plans, they look quite good. I go to a running club and our coach did a plan for me for the half, and is going to do a marathon one for me, starting in June. We shall see how it goes. Good luck with the training.
You seem to have it all in hand Beverly Goodson, good for you.
Russellelly, try not to lose heart, I'm sure things will improve, one day at a time
I willbe honest here, and I hope it helps a little? I'm a binge drinker,I can drink all day everday for upto 3 months, before I start pulling myself out of it (I have PTS caused by childhood trauma, not military). I started running again, ass it was running and sailing that kept me going (I switched off while training). I have started getting help, and I have good days aand bad, but runnng reaally helps.
So keep chipping away at it, I'm sure you will get there.
I took on too much with the Manchester Marathon, but I'm not giving up. I as ne friend elsehwere said work on the 5k (PR) and 10k, and naturally get upto marathon distance, with a few HM, quality not quantity she told me, thats what I will try.
I justg hope you keep trying, even if its one mile at a time, never give up, maintain what you have now, then if neceray even walk that one mile.
Paul Clarke 46, just enjoy the holiday, do as much or as little as want whilst in Tunisia.
Chester seems to be popular? I'm just going to try just one training day at a time. See how I feel at the start of Autum.
Hope all are okay?
Good on you, sinbad, for trying to turn your life around. Very good luck with it, mate!
Thanks for that Perezoso and Paul Clarke 46.
All you can do is one day at a time.
I been saving up for my outboard engine (£1115), thats helped keep me in lol. All being well I should be buying it on Wednesday or Thursday.
How's the weather where people live? Blizzard conditions here.
OMG BBC TV moving home, thats one hell of a move.
Spring is arriving here - I'm a lot further south than most of you. Having said that, me and the missus are popping back to Blighty for a few days next week, so perhaps we'll see a bit of the snow.
sinbad, hopefully running will help you take your mind off 'stuff' and keep your chin up
Only been out twice in the past fortnight, this flu virus has really taken it's tole but hopefully I'll be back to base training soon.
In addition to base training in 'normal' shoes I'm also going to be running in my new Vibram FF Bikilas and Huaraches but doing it properly and building up from shorter distances. It's still a bit cold out for the Huarches so using those as slippers for now
Andi McGill thats part of what I'm hoping for. Building up slowly and nautrally for the half marathon and full marathon.
Perezozo, lucky you with spring beginning where you are. Stay there for time being you may get snowed in here
19scot90 welcome to the thread. Sounds like a plan to me.
Andi Mcgill, yes its yes the weather is atroucious. We have had a good 40 inches here, and is now slowly turning to ice, you just dare not try to train, only reluctantly going to shop with great care. I don't know how other people feel, but I feel that I'm losing all the hhard work, I have put in so far, not being able to get out there with this weather.
I'm buying my engine (if no hicups) on Wednesday, but won't be able to pick it up, depending on weather. This time last year, I was camping on her.
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