Hi Duffs and dunbarkev,
I have also signed up for the marathon again next y
ear. This year was going to be my last but well I have decided to do it for a 3rd time.As you say it had better be more organised than this years event.
I have also entered for the Rock and Roll Half in April.
Lets keep each other motivated as the months tick by I will start my training in earnest in January. Do you follow a structured plan?
Kev...Do you live in Dunbar???? Thats where my mum lives...Lovely place for running
Duffs.....You are much the same times as me....in 2010 I was 5.08 and this year I did it in 4.36..wonder if I could knock half an hour off again. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Just back from the Bupa 10k Edinburgh run....hilly but areally nice course and enjoyed it...would have been happy with just under the hour( even though my 10k PB is 51.12 but that was on a flattish fast downhill course) Unofficial time 55.30 which i am quite pleased with. 10k is not really my most fave run..prefer HM or Mara pace.....
Welcome aboard Whitehead runner and Chynah..... Chynah.You will be absolutely fine for the Marathon......I did the relay (3rd leg) in 2009 and decided for 2010 to go the full distance and managed it so you will be fine cos you have halfs under your belt already........
Just signed up for this, completed a fair few halfs and 10ks, but this will be my first marathon distance - nervous but excited too - feel much more in my comfort zone long distance.
have read a few things about bad organisation in last years race so hope it's better this year!
Welcome Brooke22..................I am sure you will be fine with the marathon distance as you already have done halfs..............the race this year was very badly organised at the end for the runners and specators.However it was good support along the way of the course and plenty of water and fuelling stations. This year they have changed the finish so should not be as bad as this year.....well as Duffs said it cannae be any worse......
Duffs...Hope your anke injury gets better soon and you get out running.....my official 10k time for yesterday was 55.19 so better than my watch said.
Have a great day everyone.....
Heard about that distance mistake...at least they amended you finishing times.....Is it the same course again for the Rock and Roll one? with the distance adjustment LOL
Glad your ankle on ther mend.....Been out for a 6.5 mile run this morning.............its freezing and windy out there today.....Brrrrrrr
Well done for getting out after the heatwave (that's when I usually hit the treadmill instead)
Not sure about the route for the rock and roll one - the old one started at Meadowbank and left the city to Musselburgh but the rock and roll website says it takes in all the sites like the parliament and stuff so doesn't sound like it'll be the same. We'll see (as longs as it is the distance adjustment )
Ive signed up for the Edinburgh marathon following my second rejection from London.
Done the GNR twice, but this will be my first full marathon so a bit aprehensive. looking forward to it though.
Welcome Jonesy....shame about not getting in to London but you will like theEdinburgh One.......I am sure you will do well in your !st marathon.This will be my 3rd
Hi Duffs...Hows you today? No running for me today..early shift at work and the weather is awful...chucking it down and windy....not nice
Dufffs...good sprint session yesterday...well done.....glad your feeling better...enjoy yourself in Glasgow at the weekend and your scottish breaky made by your ma I expect.....will you be running when you're up?
Hope the weather improves for you but don't hold out much hope for it...its freezing cold,raining and windy in Edinburgh this morning so just went and did a gym session and some intervals on the treadmill.
Thanks for the welomes guys,
Ive only been out for a couple of runs since the GNR, played rugby twice, and that seems far harder than doing 13.1 miles!
I'll probably keep the mileage ticking over for a couple of months then start training in earnest in january.
My last GNR was 2:26:30 so would love to do a full marathon in five hours. do you reckon thats a bit adventurous for a first attempt?
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