Brighton Marathon 2013

Can't wait for this one!

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29/03/2013 at 15:39
Curly. I like the sound of that. First mile was 7.18. Pacing was good all round except last mile race to the line in 7 min dead

Tenjiso. Resist!!!! Or is it too late!!!!

Lombster. Top run. Sub 3 all day long if you lose the wig
29/03/2013 at 15:41

Looks like the wig may have to stay in the hotel, unless it's still cold on the day!

29/03/2013 at 15:52


MarkD wrote (see)

Tenjiso. Resist!!!! Or is it too late!!!!

Well.... I've only eaten three so far.  There are six remaining to be resisted.

I did run four miles this morning, which by my reckoning must equate to around nine hot cross buns.  Probably.

29/03/2013 at 16:49
Lombster - excellent running well done!
Enjoy the carb loading Tenjiso!

No sun here today, and no running for me, Pilates at home instead. 13 for me tomorrow in 'marathon gear' to see how I feel, hope it's not too cold though. Got to work first thing, then make cakes for a competition to stop me worrying about the run, then go out for a run about middy. Hopefully it will have warmed up a bit by then!
29/03/2013 at 16:54

just in case anyone wants to add their name

Travel Lodge Preston Park 4.00pm Saturday




Lombster + 1

Kathy H probable


Mark D


The Green Fairy


29/03/2013 at 17:41

I've just realised looking at the above, I've got a family meal booked at 5:00pm.  Most likely I'll be about before 4pm, then have to leave by about 4:30pm.  

29/03/2013 at 23:22
My half last week 1:24:07(new PB), we are in for a sub 3 by the skin of our teeth. Gotta remember this is pre-taper. So, good conditions, with a bit of a gust on the backside all good. Problem is my knees will prob blow up at 24 and that's me ....
30/03/2013 at 08:52
This time in two weeks....

Just checked the weather forecast, 10 degrees and 12mph winds. All sounds OK (unless your a spectator)
30/03/2013 at 11:04
Neil, great half time. Just got to make sure we stick rigidly to that 1:30 HM pace from the start and don't get carried away by the true elites!

GCE, I keep checking the weather but so much could change in two weeks; it's snowing again here! I'm hoping the wind keeps away but, if there is any, hoping it's westerly so we get it behind us for the last stretch.
30/03/2013 at 12:43
Hi Lombster. I'm hoping to go sub 3 but not sure I've quite done enough training. I did 3.09 last year and am in better shape but that extra 9 minutes is going to be tough. My dilemma is whether to start at 6.45 minute pace and plan for the inevitable slow down at the end or to to go for even pacing. My worry is that if I start too quickly I'll 'blow-up' at the end. However, I tend to slow down slightly over the last 10k so think I will need to have some time in reserve. Decisions, decisions...Anyway, good luck everyone and enjoy the final 2 weeks of training. Hopefully the weather will sort itself for the big day!
30/03/2013 at 13:08
Following my last post, I've just realised today is Saturday and not Sunday!!
30/03/2013 at 13:39
Matt R - all my marathons to date have been a much slower second half and it's always due to going out too quick and not having the mileage in training. This year I've got the miles in so just need to stick to a consistent pace. I'd rather take it too easy in the early stages and try and speed up near the end. If I were you I'd stick to a slower pace to begin; maybe that'll prevent the blowups you've had in the past. In my training run yesterday, I was slightly quicker over the second half which is what I'd like to do in Brighton.

GCE - I too thought it was Sunday earlier!
30/03/2013 at 14:07

I ran a tune-up 5k race this morning and PB'd by 52 seconds   I had hoped to complete it in 23:59, and actually finished in 23:32.  Followed that with another 6m to complete my scheduled 9m for the day.  Tomorrow I'm out for a 16m long run to round off the first taper week.  Feeling pretty stoked right now!

30/03/2013 at 15:51
Well done Tenjiso on ya pb. Just 12 for me tomorrow. That was a midweek run a couple of weeks ago
30/03/2013 at 15:53
Congrats Tenjiso, fantastic running! Enjoy the feeling, you've worked hard and earned it . Guess that carbo loading paid off too.
30/03/2013 at 16:21

Last LSR under my belt - my training plan said it should have been a 9 miler, but as I had missed 6 of the 8 mile run I should have done in the week decided to add the two together and do one last 15 miler - not bad time, just over 15.42 min pace per mile overall.  Now only one 8 miler, one 5 and the rest 3's before the race.

I think I have worn out poor Toby3 though, as he has come along to keep me company, support me and monitor mileage on all my long runs including today, as well as all his own training and is now fast asleep on the sofa. 

Good running everyone - enjoy the taper and carb loading!

30/03/2013 at 16:46

Thanks Mark.

Picklelilly wrote (see)
Congrats Tenjiso, fantastic running! Enjoy the feeling, you've worked hard and earned it . Guess that carbo loading paid off too.


Hah - yes, I'm going to instigate carb-loading for all my 5k's from now on.  I might start doing weekly parkruns so I can load up every day.  If I eat enough I'll soon be challenging Mo 

30/03/2013 at 17:24

Well done Poohbear, I am sure Toby3 will be fine after a good rest !!

30/03/2013 at 18:33
Well done tenjiso and I brilliant plan with the carb loading

I have a general running question for you guys. Sorry for needing to pick your brains again. I have a half next Sunday. My training hasn't gone as well as I had hoped in that the pace has been all over the place. Aiming for 9.30 but ranging from 9-10.15. Anyway my question i want to run the full distance tomorrow to reassure myself I can do it and to have a rough idea of how long it will take me (last half was several months ago tho have gone longer since then) and set a realistic pace for the race or is that the wrong thing to do when I only have a week to go. Just torn between taking it too easy when I could and should push for more and going out too fast and struggling to finish and figure tomorrow would tell me what is a realistic pace for my current fitness
30/03/2013 at 19:02

Tillstar - I'm no expert, but I'd say that if you run a half tomorrow at your race pace, there is no way you will recover properly for the race itself!  They say it takes a day of recovery for each mile raced, so you would need approximately two weeks to recover.  You don't need to have completed a half-marathon in training in order to complete the race.

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