MarkEMark - Company and chivvying sounds great. I'm probably going to need both.
At the moment, I feel like I'm coming down with something and am doing all I can to fight it off. Ibuprofen and multivitamins abound in plenty, but the symptoms keep building up. I'm going to be gutted if I get this close and don't make it. Fingers crossed it's just taper madness.
we jumped in one of the buses last year after my prostate gave me severe discomfort
Seesteverun we will be fine and get each other through it. I just hope you are feeling up to it on the day. It would be awful to get so close.
No loo's.............................I cant go behind a bush.
i was thinking very same thing
why dont ure family join fetchpoint in the industrial estste
it would be great for them and saafe off main road
course goes through toewn centre on way out around 5 miles, passing briefly though it on outskitrs on weay to river
returns pass town at approx 23 miles
Seesteverun - get popping the Berocca.....great stuff it is and good luck.
6 miles were we trun right away from river
thats were the loop is - thern u come around again at 17 MIles ? and go round again
at that point as u start second lap they could start to head back - coffe shops would be 3/4 mile along in town
little too mu knowlegde iin the two villages
Hope they have a good day - and u a good run
Thanks Possum hopper. I'll give Berocca a try. I guess that should be instead of the MV I'm already taking, not as well as?
Looks like I will just have to grin and bear it. I do hope the bushes aren't too prickly.
My kids refuse to come and see me run as I will be ages so I'm leaving them with my Mum and Dad.
I'm jumping back on here.... OMG 4 days and counting.
The course is looking good, the signs are going up and the weather is reasonable, sunny but windy. No major route concerns apart from Sutton Courtney (Coming out of Milton Park (Industrial estate)) the village has gas main road works down the middle of the road with temporary traffic lights (Well last week it did)
As always there will be plenty of support around the town and Milton Park with Fetch's water station about 11 and 20, which is awesome.Stadium finish is great....if it goes to plan... unlike my legs collapsing with just 20 yards to go last year. Managed to get back up with the help of marshalls and medics (They are all fab) to still finish in 3.27 (Demons need to be put to bed this year on that one). Lucozade sport is normally about 14 miles and 23 miles (Think there was mars bars last year !!)
And remember to thank a Marshall/ Medic along the way, as without them we all wouldn't be able to run this crazy race safely !!
187 MG15 Black vest,shorts and socks 2:50844 TickTock Orange vest/grey shorts 2:57??? Postie Navy vest, blue/grey shorts 3:00141 Chillies FB Red/Black vest 3:30810 Joe Peacook white & blue caerleon vest 3:58107 SR3 yellow stragglers vest 3:58389 EckyThump CRAC vest 4:30294 WarrenK78 Black vest yellow/red hoops 2:59359 Aching Calves Red Braintree AC vest,Black shorts 3.20994 Dart More White/purple/blue Erme Valley vest 2.50306 Possum Orange cap/black beanie? 3:59846 Barry B White vest, black shorts 3:15462 MeeMeep wargrave top/vest
Shadwell - welcome back, hope the race goes better for you this year. With the race signs going up, we must be getting close to race day now
Micknphil - the best summary of how to approach a marathon I have ever heard. Wish I heard this when I ran my first marathon.
seesteverun - hope everything clears for you. Its all our worse nightmares coming down with something just before race day.
Was raining here this morning, so an easy 45 mins on the treadmill. Fingers crossed, the blocked up nose I had on Sunday has not developed into anything further. Club night tomorrow, which will be an easy 5 with 5 x 50m strides, then just a very slow 2 on Saturday and I am done.
A very gentle 3 miles just now - sweating buckets cos I wore cap & waterproof - it didn't rain but 10 minutes earlier it was lashing down - even throwing in a couple of bursts of thunder & lightning.
Here's a game to play - it's called Taper Pains, in which you list the ache that is threatening to stop you running on Sunday, and how long it lasts. So. during 3 miles this evening I had:
Right patella pain duration approx 5 seconds
Sharp pain at top of glutes less than 10 seconds
Tightness in chest possibly 1 minute, until I forgot about it
Ha Ha Tapir Madness strikes with a vengeance!
I'm just appearing here to wish good luck and best wishes to all those running on Sunday. This is one of the best marathon races in the country, and certainly has a great atmosphere to it. If anybody sees Plodding Hippo give her a bit hug and say that Blisters says Hi. If everybody does that it would be quite amusing.
TickTock, Warren and Postie, I'm expecting all three of you to PB at this one, with 2:55 being the true target. Some sprint finishes will be expected.
Hello Daddy Blisters
my old buddy
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