Oh go on then......
Finally back in front of a pc. Some great times and congrats to everyone. I did 3h55 which for my first marathon I was well pleased with, the target was sub 4hr. No cramping or hitting the wall so all the training/luck paid off.
The crowd were fantastic, I've never run such a massively supported race before and coming through mile 13 was amazing, just a huge number of people cheering and somehow managed to spot my own little fan club. And then the final few miles along the sea front were unbelievable, I just tried to soak up as much of the atmosphere as possible.
A great day and one of lifes highlights for me.
Keep on running
have been around the shops this morning and while out spotted a 1 running shop and a heath shop that sold gels individually so went in and bought 3 or 4 different types and a couple of favours of each for the Wife and daughter to try as they have never used them before hopefully there find one that works for them
hope all gose well this year in the races you do will we be seeing you nin2014
Great photo. Must go back to Brighton to go on the Brighton eye!
Just saw from detailed results I did a negative split - 1:46 first half, 1:45 second. Even more pleased now!
Anyone been for a run yet?
W/W the eye is ok we went on it Tuesday cost us £16 and then they try selling us a photo of our selfs in a pack for £20 lets just say i never bothered
I'm still buzzing from the day, it was just a perfect first marathon, and the help and advice from you guys and gals helped make it. Thank you all.
Oh and I can't stop eating, I've eaten more in the last 3 days than I would normally in 3 weeks*
* maybe a slight exaggeration
WW im going for a little baby run tomorrow...just to see how legs feel now the pain has subsided well not so much pain more like it felt someone had been thumping my quads for half hour and left what felt like bruising...
Next run is Bristol 10km on 20th may....
Feel like my bestist friend is leaving me now this thread is coming to an end been on it for nearly a year wow does'nt time fly by... but like juggler said ill shall be having a sneaky peak on the 2013 thread from time to time...
Some people have mentioned detailed times and splits...where are these I can only find the basic gun/chip times?
To those of you thinking about running this week, remember that it's not just a case of tired legs, but also beaten up joints. there'll be lots of little internal bruises and swelling which need time to settle down. So probably the best advice for most people is not to run at all this week.. At the very least, unless you have been running particularly high mileage and avoided the temptation to "race" Brighton, then keep any runs very short and very gentle.
E.g. had my first gentle run yesterday evening. Went to gym and did 12 minutes on the Treadmill, completing 1 mile(!) as part of the session. Seemed ok, but will be taking it very easy over the next few days / couple of weeks.
Waves to all, and hapy running sometime in the next few weeks
How Far?? The split times are just the halfway times on the results page. More detailed splits that people talk about are splits they'll have themsleves from using a Garmin, Nike+ or similar GPS device.
How Far?? Just realised the problem. The page linked from the Brighton marathon website does not have all the details. Try the following Sports System Link
Farewell 2012 forum - I have now moved over to 2013.
Hopefully I'll see loads of you there soon.
Was feeling much better yesterday so treadmill for me this morning, 1k walkiing, pause for stretching, 1k gentle jogging, pause for stretching, etc. . . for a total of 6k. Was great to finally feel like I can run again. Will start new training program next week for Southend Half Marathon in June, so need to up my speed if I want a new PB.
Although it was such a great experience i'm going to give Brighton a miss next year, but maybe 2014 will beckon me. Thanks again to all of you for your support along my 2012 Brighton Marathon journey, it was a privilege to be part of this forum.
Good luck with all your running endeavours.
Juggler234: Red 4387 wrote (see)
To those of you thinking about running this week, remember that it's not just a case of tired legs, but also beaten up joints. there'll be lots of little internal bruises and swelling which need time to settle down. So probably the best advice for most people is not to run at all this week.. At the very least, unless you have been running particularly high mileage and avoided the temptation to "race" Brighton, then keep any runs very short and very gentle. E.g. had my first gentle run yesterday evening. Went to gym and did 12 minutes on the Treadmill, completing 1 mile(!) as part of the session. Seemed ok, but will be taking it very easy over the next few days / couple of weeks.Waves to all, and hapy running sometime in the next few weeks
I'm glad you posted that Juggler - I am so tired this week that still haven't run! Weather hasn't helped either. After mara on Sunday travelled for 8 hours then got up for work next day so little recovery time - prob sensible to wait until Sunday to run?
Tomorrow I am cross training with flat pack furniture!
Helen Liz wrote (see)
Not too bad, I may consider buying that lot. But I don't remember running past the Brighton Pavillion! That's a rather large building to completely miss seeing!
I missed Buckingham Palace completely in 2010!
I ride again........... my charity have a spare place in the MK marathon so I'm heading out to banish that disappointment!!! I figured that I don't want to build up with 4months training again but while I've got the fitness I may as well go for it now.
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