RW Marathon FLM Beginners - Phil

Help and advice needed!

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Daniel Benson.    pirate
03/11/2003 at 12:39
Runner’s World has plucked three lucky souls from the forums to take on a massive challenge - to get from virtually nothing to 26.2 miles in time for the 2004 Flora London Marathon.

Please give a warm welcome to Phil, and his very own forum thread. He will be updating us on his progress and is keen for any advice or encouragement you can give him.

You can read Phil's article here.
03/11/2003 at 15:10
... I can't.
03/11/2003 at 17:44
can't what?
03/11/2003 at 18:14
Good luck matey. Hope it all goes well.

The main thing is to enjoy the day. I'm sure you will. Just try to remember that when you are out doing those long runs.
03/11/2003 at 18:49
Have fun with it. As I've said to the others, there's a good thread (Nosey) on training at the moment, on how the great and the good as well as the slow and the remarkable have started, and proceeded.

Enjoy the forum.

You never run alone.
03/11/2003 at 21:17
Good luck with all the training,and most of all enjoy

03/11/2003 at 21:42
Good can do it..inch by inch it's a cinch..
03/11/2003 at 22:29
bet tom is your BESTEST friend now isnt he
tee hee
03/11/2003 at 22:54
Good luck Phil.

Best advice i can give you is don't build up your long runs too fast.

See you there hopefully
03/11/2003 at 23:07
Good luck Phil.

I started my serious training for next years FLM a couple of months ago. I have a place carried over from this year, and I am really starting to enjoy every run, even the longer ones! which is the main thing.

Hope your training goes well.
04/11/2003 at 09:15
As an ex-smoker, returning to running after a long lay-off, I was really interested in reading about Phil. I, too, am training for FLM 04. Best advice I can give is, nearer the big day in April, do at least a couple of shorter races, ie 10 miler, and a half-marathon.This helpsto gauge progress, and gain invaluable race-day experience. Good luck, Phil. Keep us posted, and hopefully see you at Greenwich
04/11/2003 at 09:50
Hi Phil
Just popped in to say good luck, after reading the article on the home page!

Believe me, its a hard long road, but one that will feel you with satisfaction,and the sense of achievement, when you get to the end of it!

It will also increase your health tenfold, and will benefit you greatly! And the one worrying thing is that it will become mightily addictive, and you will want to do another...after all i had planned just to do the 1..(15 later.....)
04/11/2003 at 12:38
Just to let you know that Phil doesn't have ready access to a computer at the moment so he's not ignoring you all!
04/11/2003 at 13:29
But I do and I'm filling him in on what you say!
04/11/2003 at 14:45
Good Luck Phil,

I'm just starting out too but will be happy to not get injured in the next few months. Am going to follow a heart rate based training programme as laid out in the excellent "Heart Monitor Training for the Compleat(sic) Idiot"

Seems like a good place to start with a lower intensity build up...

04/11/2003 at 15:40

FLM in 2002 was my first marathon. I crossed the line in tears. It was one of the best days of my life and a truly wonderful experiance.

Don't set a time just enjoy the day FLM is the best marathon and a truly great experiance.

Look out for the FORUMITES at mile 18 who will be there to cheer you on.

Also get yourself some URWFRC kit and join in at some of your local races where other forumites will be there to cheer you on and give you support.

See you there next year.
04/11/2003 at 18:49
Good luck with your training Phil, no shortage of good advice on here.
04/11/2003 at 19:52
Where do I get some of this URWFRC kit from, then, and how do you down-load those neat little picturesin the corner of each message?!
04/11/2003 at 21:00
good luck guys... and remember to enjoy it all!

also beware of people just pasting identical posts on all your threads! it;s the personal touch that really counts!
04/11/2003 at 21:18
good luck all of you - my first marathon was FLM in 2003 - enjoy the experience, the training and camaraderie of the day (and of course the forum. me - I'm sweating on a place for 2004 - and still running for the sheer hell of it.

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