Can't wait for this one!
Last year after Brighton (my first marathon), I wanted/needed a break from running and had about 8 weeks off (this did co-incide with a 3 week holiday and a house move though so I guess I was quite busy!), this year I have been itching to get back out since about Tuesday and went out for my first post-marathon run this morning - a lovely steady 6 miler along the seafront as the sun was coming up.
It felt good to be back
See if I had a seafront to run accross I'd be much happier.
I won't run again until next week now. I've had a few niggles of late so will give them a chance to do one.
We got really lucky with the weather in the end last Sunday. It's been gusting and pissing it down all week down here.
I definitely wasn't tempted to go out and do a seafront run earlier in the week.
Help what have I done!
I have now paid the full entry fee for the Brighton Marathon 2013 and have my place confirmed.
We are back in Bristol now and I need to prepare myself for training properly for the Marathon. I will admit I put down the maximum time on the entry form to give myself plenty of time.
I have a few training plans bookmarked already, so I am sure I will be ok.
Well as Poobear said we now back in Bristol and have just paid up for next year so we will be back my goal for next year is to knock 29 seconds of my PB as for post marathon runs i won’t be out now till next week
They won’t be anything to long as the next race i have is a 10k so there’s really no need to do anything over 6 miles so will probably make up some form of plan to follow my self
I see from the entry from that all numbers will have to be collected next year from the Exbo so that’s going to be new to me as for the last three i have them sent
Lombster sorry to hear about the wedding hope things work them self out
still thrilled after my first marathon and my time of 3:48:45 and cant wait for my 1st run back on the streets and pathways of sussex which will be this weekend for sure
i so looking forward to next year marathon but suddenly realised probably wont be able to do as week after my 50th which i wanted to go away somewhere nice so rules out brighton 2013 but maybe vienna marathon as its april 14th same day , lol im sure missus won t mind week in vienna bar 1 day ha ha
i had severe stomach cramps on weds morning , only hurt when i stood up or stretched but was ok if i sat down or was in bed , was that marathon related as only happened wednesday morning ??
Adam, that's a fantastic first marathon. Can't you go somewhere nice in the taper week and then fly back for Brighton?
I need to knock 10 minutes off my BM time and am unsure how to do it.
I sort of followed Hal Higdons intermediate plan in training but found myself struggling with leg cramps in the last few miles in the race. My long runs were 20 miles, of which I did three. Should I change plans? Should I attempt another Autumn marathon? Do I concentrate on half marathons to try improve my speed until next year? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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