Edinburgh Marathon

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mcs
07/05/2012 at 08:13
21 miles done ouch walking abit stiff this am! Sunny pm run 13 with daughter then plodded on alone listening to nel mcandrew on marathon talk, what a lady! Good company! Wind down time! Swim today and food shopping.
07/05/2012 at 16:54
Well, yesterday's half pb attempt (1.38) went right down the pan, set off way too fast (6.36 first mile, downhill in my defence) and paid for it after half way for a 1.45.57 finish, oh well there'll be other races.
07/05/2012 at 17:55

Chin up Beavis - You learm more from stuff that goes wrong than stuff that goes right. Believe me, I should know (just ask the ex wife!)

On the Edinburgh course I would say be wary of those reports that bill this race as speedy. The first 10k is generally downhill but I would say that there is very little difference in level between the 6 mile point and the end. Oh and the terrain 'rolls' a little all the way along the river so expect some bits of uphill and downhill. Oh, and a nice little off road section which is just minging!

08/05/2012 at 14:36

Like others on this list I've recently been diagnosed as having a tibial stress fracture in my right leg. I'm all too aware that this means I'm not going to be able to run for at least 3 months having spoken to my consultant. The reason I'm writing this post is that I've been suffering pain in my right calf too. Does anyone know if this is one symptom to come from having suffered a stress fracture? Thanks

08/05/2012 at 15:24

MC Dave - Absolutely. It's not pancake flat like London say, but the undulations certainly aren't "hills" as such and possibly make it easier on the legs .....the weather is the biggest threat though since it is really fairly exposed

Tom - Likely I'd have thought that your muscles are having to work differently and you're getting as secondary pain all ultimately linked back to the main underlying prblem. What a pi$$er for you

mcs
08/05/2012 at 16:37

Get well soon Tom.

Fraser will start looking at the weather. YR.no is saying sunshine and showers up to the 17th will keep checking. As long as the wind is not horrendous I will be happy!!! It is Scotland we can expect everything in one day I guess!!!

08/05/2012 at 20:40
http://www.accuweather.com/en/gb/edinburgh/eh2-2/daily-weather-forecast/327336?day=20

Weather forecast looks spiffing so far - sunny, cool with a light easterly breeze - ill take that!
08/05/2012 at 21:14

Weather will be whatever it wants to be on the day no matter what the experts say.

Beavis, at least you know where you went wrong...bummer on the time even though I think it's still pretty impressive 

Go Fi!!!! *waves pom poms* Overtaking cyclists...what are you like?? 

Went out for a little 14mile tootle at the weekend...hilly to start with and undulating all the way to the end...yum!!!  Then proceeded to eat my body weight in junk food...I must get that under control or I'm going to pile all the weight back on 

 

DT2
08/05/2012 at 21:17

blimey, i thought i'd logged into the wrong forum for a minute theres so many new faces! welcome all!

Race Jase, good to see you at VLM mate, as you can prob guess by the time it didnt go to plan! take it your racing the full at Edi? def MC Dave territory time wise, i'll fortunatly/unfortunatly only be doing the Half.

Beav, as dave mentioned you def learn more from the wrongs than the rights mate, stick at it, it'll come!

MCS, looking pretty solid there fella, looking forward to seeing how you go on the day.

back in full training now, had the Richmond/Surrey HM champs on Sun, had a few left over creaks and groans but got round fairly comfortably in 75.03mins, 2weeks of fast work now and i should be good for a decent crack at Edi. fingers crossed!

SlokeyJoe, perfect conditions!!?....Edinburgh!!?.....i'll beleive it when i see it! .

08/05/2012 at 21:21

Forgot to say, Edi training on Saturday went pretty well...quite a few beers finished off with even more vodkas & diet coke 

DT2
08/05/2012 at 21:37

how did i forget the chief cheerleaders! forgot all about Fi's cyclist takedowns! awesome work young lady! and supercaz, good to see your fitting in some 'real' training in amongst all this running malarky!

08/05/2012 at 23:34

mcs, well done on the 21, mate. Enjoy the taper.

Beavis, unlucky. Plenty more races coming up. Can I recommend the Bham Black Country Half on 7 July? Not necessarily a PB run but  a great race. I'm signed up.

Probably a bit too early to be concerned about the Edi weather. Forecast will probably change a hundred times between now and then.

As far as the course is concerned, without wishing to state the bleedin' obvious, that first 10k is a free downhill as you don't have to run back up into Edi. So it should give the chance to get inside target time early without going mad.

Caz, if you've run 14 miles I think most coaching manuals agree that the diet coke cancels out all the other excesses

 

 

mcs
09/05/2012 at 06:48
Looking forward to the first 10k it's the last 10k I am not GE!! Will roll down those hills and then tootle along. Swollen ankle at the moment, broke it four years ago running one week before a race and it's giving me some pain,but maybe just the highest mileage scenario from last week.
large flapjack consumption taking place here in this house as five of us doing too much running food bill is horrendous as is the washing pile!
09/05/2012 at 13:21
Cheers guys, I just need to be a little more patient in the pb pursuit.

Question of the day, should Beavis order a new roadie on the cycle to work scheme? Strangely enough mine and Mrs B's answers are complete opposite. It would make a lovely 40th birthday present.
09/05/2012 at 13:29
Beavis (www.justgiving.com/ 40-40-40challenge) wrote (see)
Question of the day, should Beavis order a new roadie on the cycle to work scheme? Strangely enough mine and Mrs B's answers are complete opposite. It would make a lovely 40th birthday present.

Is it not a 40th birthday present to yourself!! Surely your wife would not disallow that now!! I say do it!!

Just wish my company would do that scheme!!

Edited: 09/05/2012 at 13:30
mcs
09/05/2012 at 16:48

Beavis.....do it I got one last year still paying for it a real nice Specialised Secatuer the maximum I could spend on the scheme!!!! My OH wasn't too impressed but she has banned me from doing any more marathons as well!!!!  Wanted a new road bike before I got to 50..........so had to do it. Go on you know you want to!!!

09/05/2012 at 17:45

You can't come on here Beavis and ask a question like that. It's like asking your mates if you should go to the pub even though the wife has said no!

After much soul searching I have decided to withdraw from the Edinburgh Marathon I just don't have 26 miles in me at the moment and have been pretty exhausted since London and the stag weekend in Berlin. Hardly done any running either and that I have done has been painful with what looks like an infected toe after removal of the nail

So I thought about doing the half but sadly the deadline has passed to transfer

So I'll line up for the full and going to pull out at half way. It'll be just my luck that I'll have a flyer and be in the top 5 or something and then decide to carry on only to regret it at 18 miles

Still, I'll be in the White Hart early enough

DT2
09/05/2012 at 17:53
Do it! Got my road bike through the same scheme this year and presented a water tight case to the missus that she had no come back against! Cost of bike vs commute costs + training time cut by cross training during bike into work......she never stood a chance! (we'll skip the part where she recently pointed out that said bike is still sat in the hall way looking nice & shiney whilst I continue to pay for the train each day to avoid getting a soaking!)
09/05/2012 at 18:10
Dave, it will be ace just to meet up again, as for dropping out thats totally fine, only you know your own body - first pint on you
09/05/2012 at 20:51

Mines a Crabbies then Dave...I'm gonna be the last one over the finish line...dont want to be the last one getting my drinks order in 

Hahaha Darren, love the bike tale...that is absolutely brilliant.

Beavis, be rude not to really...especially as it's your 40th...if you can't spoil yourself for your 40th then when can you?

Heard some pappy news at the weekend...Sportshoes is closing down...best running shop EVER!!  Practically every make & model of running trainer...road/xcountry/trail/barefoot...and as well as this seasons model they also stock last seasons and the seasons before at greatly reduced prices.  Mr CS is now the proud owner of 4 pairs of Guide 4s...and dont get me started on the range of clothes...only reason to go into the centre of Bradford 

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