Is this your 1st Marathon, no matter which one

anyone doing their first marathon other than the VLM?

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31/03/2013 at 07:31

Hi All,

The forerunner 10 in my opinion is a good starter one.

I did 15 miles in 5 hours last month, very sloow I know. But the watch still had a little battery left.

Battery life for me is its down side. The battery life may just reach 5  possible 7 hours.

On the plus side its so easy to use. You can just push a button and away it goes (depending where the sattillite is.

The 2 other points I would make is that there is aa power save on the watch whereby you have to be careful of. But I have not yet tried to see if  it still runs on the power save.

It is not water proof.

Over all though. Its a dam good starter watch. and gives you all that you need for data on your computer, as wel on the watch  itself.

I feel lost with it now.

31/03/2013 at 09:41
Hi,
Thanks sinbad113 I will have a look at one and see what I think. I was out again this morning, did a 7 mile tempo run in 1 hr 1 min so am on course for a sub 2 hr half marathon at Chester, so I'm very happy with the way things are going at the moment.
31/03/2013 at 16:49

Hi All,

Good running Paulc46. No problem.

I didn't go for a run Saturday, I went and got drunk instead (my bad habit .

I will try and get out for a walk jog 5k Mondaay.

Hope your all okay.

31/03/2013 at 21:26
sinbad, know what you mean about feeling lost without GPS. I use Endomondo on my phone (not as good as a GPS watch, but does the job) and felt like giving up when my phone battery died on a run!

I did some skiing yesterday and walking today (late winter has some advantages!), feel like my leg might be starting to get better, not too much pain. Marathon is 4 weeks today, might be too late. We'll see.

Some nice running on the thread. 2 hour half is a nice target to go for, PaulC
31/03/2013 at 21:48

Well done to everbody that has made it out for training

I should have done an 8-10 miler today but decided to rest and hit April running (so to speak) and did 26.8 miles this week anyway so above (current) target.

As I'm following the HADD Base Training Plan have decided to turn off the pace screen on my Garmin and set an alarm for when my HR goes above 75% so will disregard pace during April and concentrate on keeping my HR Average below 70% (if possible).

01/04/2013 at 00:02

Hi,

 

Doing my 1st Marathon- The Great Welsh marathon on April 21st. Just hoping the weather is ok as runs along the coastal path.

Ran 22 miles this morning so time to taper

 

01/04/2013 at 15:01

Hi everyone, this is my first post, have been lurking in the shadows for a while.

Am running the Manchester marathon at the end of April. Got back from Northampton  about an hour ago after doing a hm at the running festival yesterday. Damn that was hard work, didn't realise it wasn't going to be flat, Doh!

02/04/2013 at 09:50

hi All,

fids welcome to the thread, at least you managed it.

I was meant to do the Manchester Marathon to, but realised that I had taken too much on. I should nave done a few HM that some people do. I will try and do a full marathon next  year.

The weather has been atroushoush here in West Yorkshire storms, blizzaeds etc, it madeit impossible to train.

fids I'm sure you wwill do great in your marathon,

Rusellely glad your slowing getting back into training, I'm hopefully getting my Garmin back by Saturday, then hopefully back into training, aftter the PR.

I'm sure you will get HR back down Andi McGill.

Cymru Crawler, well done in getting 22 miles in..

I hope weather continues improve for us all.

03/04/2013 at 12:19

Hi All,

I just got my Manchester marathon number, I'm gutted that I'm not taking part now. But I'm listenning to what my friends have said to me.

I struggle with the booze, and my friends (giving up the booze, this has recently disappeared of screen,but is still on elsewhere somehow). That I will struggle with training and and training scheduels, as I reach the elevel of training needed. So I'm listenning to what they have advised. And concentrate on the 5k PR and 10K, and perhaps try a HM Autum time.

I'm still gutted, yet as some of have learned you have to listen to your mind and body when building upto a full marathon.

Hope your all okay?

03/04/2013 at 13:39
sinbad113 wrote (see)

Hi All,

I just got my Manchester marathon number, I'm gutted that I'm not taking part now. But I'm listenning to what my friends have said to me.

I struggle with the booze, and my friends (giving up the booze, this has recently disappeared of screen,but is still on elsewhere somehow). That I will struggle with training and and training scheduels, as I reach the elevel of training needed. So I'm listenning to what they have advised. And concentrate on the 5k PR and 10K, and perhaps try a HM Autum time.

I'm still gutted, yet as some of have learned you have to listen to your mind and body when building upto a full marathon.

Hope your all okay?

Good luck on dealing with alcohol - not easy :/

I did 50 mins on cross-trainer yesterday, no pain. Did about 2 mins on treadmill today, pain! Argh. Going to keep at the cross-trainer for the next week at least and then take a step back and see where I am.

Some nice running above I see

03/04/2013 at 14:44

Hi All,

Russellelly, sounds like your starting to get back into some form of training?

Hope all okay?

03/04/2013 at 20:30

Hi.

Thanks for your vote of confidence sinbad, hopefully the work i've put in will pay off.

I too am a bit of a boozer but have managed to find a happy medium (i think. Time will tell though). Still have the odd can a couple of times a week, which for me is very very good!

Self denial is good but it can be tortuous. you'll find your way i'm sure.

04/04/2013 at 14:01

My 1st marathon is on the 3rd November - anyone guess which one?

 

04/04/2013 at 19:18

Hi All,

David Guitteridge Whuah one Welcone

Hope all go ellfor youfids.

Go for it all, thosewhose mrathons due

Hope all goeywell?

 

04/04/2013 at 19:49

Hi David G and welcome Going by the general theme in this thread I'd say Manchester?

Am having a good week mile wise and hope to break the 30 mile mark by Sunday. I've already done my fastest 10k (67:13) and 1 mile (07:46) and plan on running further than my previous best of 10.3 miles at the weekend Times are not particuarly fast by other peoples standards but am still restricting my WHR average to

04/04/2013 at 22:59

Hello David G, would that be the New York marathon?

Andi M, well done keep at it, times are all relative anyhow. Have got a 20 miler on Sunday then tapering.

Not long got back from doing a bit of tempo running, it felt really easy, am putting that down to the HM i did on sunday. It feels good when things are obviously improving, gives you that bit more drive and self confidence.

04/04/2013 at 23:47
Good luck everyone I did my 1st last October and just wanted to give you some encouragement.

It is awesome when you cross the line, it's so cool being able to say to yourself hey I'm a marathon runner. No-one can ever take that away from you

Got my 2nd coming up in May. Better watch out it's quite addictive
05/04/2013 at 08:32

Hi All,

Andi McGill good running, keep at it times will improve when you least expect it. Fids good work with the tempo.

I went out again for a few beers yesterday. I'm hoping a for a start day for training again Monday, all these storms and blizzards have really put me well behind with my schedule.

On the plus side I have my first PR as a voolunteer on Saturday, I'm hoping this will kick start my own training again.

On the negative side, I'm will be be out Saturday, after the PR run, as its the Grand national, Its the only race I have a bet on.

Another plus, I have my Garmmin back wo ho, they couldn't fix the strap, so they have sent me a brand new one, so I will be out again on Monday no matter what.

I'm mega chuffed for those who have thier marathons coming up soon, but annoyed with myself about letting my own marathon training stop. On top of the weather, I had that virus, I was being sick every  5 mins, then I had the flu. I'm determined to run a marathon though, but I'm not picking one yet. I got up to 15 miles, I was so close, that I don't want to  put myself under pressure again.

Hope everyone is okay?

05/04/2013 at 12:16
Hi All,
I have 21 miles in 3 runs under my belt so far this week so training is going well. I have treat myself to a new Garmin watch so I will be out later to test it.
Happy Running All.
05/04/2013 at 15:36

Hi All,e

Which one did you buy Paulc46?

I got my Garmin back yesterday, not old one, but they couldn't repair it so they sent a new one.

I managed to get out for my first 5k walk  today, it took 54 minutes, but its  a start.

Well done in the getting the distance in Paulc46

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