Can't wait for this one!
Hi Yvonne, yeh..I'm looking forward to the 'sense of occasion' and cameraderie that marathon day will bring!
Hmm, I'm pretty average then....on my own listening to music......you were too slow for your running partner toby? I thought you were one of the 'elite' crowd on here??
Cheers gemgem.....yeh, family on bikes in hot pursuit is a good idea!
I managed a 4 miler tonight (7k) and revelled in the fact that it WASN'T 10 miles! lol
I decided to up the pace as it was a shorter run and broke a lot of my own PB's (according to my GPSthingamajiggy 5000)
Must have been the 70's rock (AC/DC) on the headphones that got me rocking!!
Fastest 1K time....4:39
I know it's not 'fast' but I was pretty happy to beat my own PB's and see that I am improving!
Well did a couple of miles on the treadmill on Tuesday and will attempt the same today then nothing until Sunday as i will need all the energy i can muster to conquer those hills at Swindon
me and Yvonne will attempted a different approach to the race and use a run walk will run a mile walk a minute run to the next mile mark walk a minute hopping this way it give us enough to finish
swervin don’t i wish i was elite no just a plodder the running partner i had was only about 5ft 1 but boy could she run she left me for dead most of the time
gemgemx good for you for getting out there
I had actually signed up for the Brighton marathon (will be my first) quite a while ago but I also entered the VLM ballot. I didn't get into VLM and so as I know I will be doing Brighton, I thought I would finaly say hi!
So to start with, I have a couple of questions!
1) When I first applied, I had no idea of what time I would expect to do it in and so I put 4:30 - 5:00. However I have since done a chip timed 10Km (46m27) and a half (1:43). Going by the McMillan running calculator, those times both put me around 3:38 for a marathon. Obviously my first goal will be to finish but in the back of my head the second goal may be to go sub 4 hours, so would it be worth changing the time on my application to closer to 4 hours?
2) I didn't order a t-shirt as I didn't want to have one for Brighton if I was running in London. Seeing as I've already paid, if I go back and add a t-shirt, will I only have to pay the difference?
Mind you, when I say the first goal will be to finish, the more immediate one is to get through the training in the dark and cold winter months!
Hopefully you'll see a bit more of me in here!
Sleaver I don't think changing your expected time will make any difference to your start zone, I did the same in 2011 when I realised I was faster than I thought but I was still given my original expected time zone, spoiled it a bit as I spent the first half constantly overtaking people, some dressed as rhinos
Well done guys! Some excellent running
Trying to take care of my foot and be sensible, but still get in a good last week of training before I start a bit of a taper for my half. Did 3 miles tonight @8:30 min/mile average pace, which made me happy as I am aiming for 9 minute miles all the way at my half!
*waves to all*
Of course nobody minds Wordslinger- welcome to the thread! Well done on a great time in Berlin- you're well placed as well to start training strongly and nail a 4-hour finish at Brighton.
Let us know how your training progresses
Hi Word you found us then welcome to the thread
sleaver my be worth emailing the organizers of Brighton and asking them about the t-shirt
Well, last long run before my half marathon done- 13.1 miles with the last 5 a bit speedier than my target pace aaaaaand TAPER!
ooooooh, scary AGF! thankyou.
well done gem too, that's really really solid work there, and will definitely pay off in your half
First long run since the Berlin Marathon two weeks ago today.
Ran the Cardiff Half Marathon this morning and set a new PB of 1:57:42, so pretty chuffed with that. I knocked 4 mins off my old time and came in under 2 hours into the bargain.
18,000 ran the half marathon and, in my opinion, that's way too many. Even if you accept the usual jostling and swerving from the outset, there was too much of that going on throughout, and a few bottlenecks too.
The atmostphere was pretty good, and the crowds pretty supportive. It's not the most visually interesting of runs, but it did take in some decent sights. The organisation was so-so - especially post race where it was pretty much a scrum of runners and relatives.
Oh, and don't get me started on the queues for the pay and display parking machines. I mean, Cardiff Council, come on! You've got 18,000+ visiting your wonderful city and spending goodness knows how much there, so do us a favour and drop the parking charges next year.
Well back from the Swindon H/M all though plans changed and i ended up running with Poohbear instead of Yvonne Poohbear ran the Cricklade 10k last week and because she was that much slower than the rest she ended up alone running down county lanes by herself and as there were no houses or cars felt vulnerable and was worried the same may happen today
Arrive at Yvonne’s on Saturday and stayed the night have to say did not sleep well but never do the night before a race Sunday morning came breakfast consisted of toast with peanut butter and jam on left for the race at 9.15 the morning was cold and frosty but the sun was warm and as the day went on it warmed up nicely
got the race ok and after the usual loo visit had a wondered around waiting for the start Yvonne went to middle of the pen as she was going for a 2.15 we on the other hand hung around at the back as we were looking for a 3.30 finish
The race got away on time and after a uphill start the course ran down hill and the flat until it started to climb again at the 5 mile mark i let Poohbear set the pace and she was using a run walk and we were running 15m/m’s using this
All was going well and right up to the 11 mile mark with me pulling her up the hill and then running down the other side have to say the views were stunning when disaster struck her hip or we thought it was her hip started to hurt but being the stubborn c**and determined to finish we had to walk the best part of the last 2 miles
She did insisted on running down the slope to the finish unofficial time 3:26:01 Yvonne gave the Poohbear a big hug and she had finished her first ever H/M
One go thing as we were one of the last to finish there was no queue for the massage so sent her of to get one while i went for my cheese burger
Then headed back for a massage myself the person who massage the wife thinks she probable picked up a slight hamstring strain
Then it was back to Yvonne’s for some tea and then home
she feeling 92 at the moment
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