welcome to wor new hoose!!!!!!
Good effort Caniggia considering you were probably a little unwell. If you have any sort of bug, marathons will find you out. Didn't realise that about Tokyo. As you say, it will have to be done, but having done only two, I have now got 4 more to have to do. You should be able to run the Goofy Challenge off the back of Munich !!!
Yep, very keen on the Mad King Ludwig race. Already mentioned it to Julia. She is keen to see that part of the world. Nice to have a wifey who is up for the trip and no arguements !!! Don't know yet whether to do Berlin again or Amsterdam next year. Will mull it over.
I was thinking maybe Frankfurt. I do love Berlin but I also love ticking off races that I have not done before. I've been to Frankfurt when I had a weeks hols and managed to get return flights for free with ryanair after they opened a new route but never ran there. I was thinking about maybe throwing caution to the wind and blowing my pennies on the 5th major in Chicago but the 6th one makes this less of a priority than it was. May have a cheaper trip in October and marathon number 3 of the annual 3/year quota and go for one of the biggies or Marine Corps the year after. Really fancy marine corps.
I am also looking at 3 next year. The King Ludwig marathon is looking more and more likely. Just waiting to see if the daughter wants to come also as she will be home from uni. marine corps would be interesting.
Hope its ok to join. I last posted on the Edinburgh Marathon 2008 thread. Didn't take part as I couldn't get beyond 15 miles on my long runs. Its something I've always regretted so I signed up for this years race. Very pleased with myself today as I managed 22 miles with not too many problems.
Hi Grey Giant,
Of course its fine to pop in and join us. I could do with the company if I'm perfectly honest as most of the old crew ran away to pusbook a wee while back. It has been a while since we saw you though so it is fab you come along to play.
22 miles in preparation for a race that is still about 7 months away. I'd safely say that you are ahead of the game and should just about make edinburgh this time round. I take it you have been running lots since 2008 if you were just popping out for a wee 22 miler on a cold winter day. Where have you been, wot have you been up to, what fab races and places have we missed............??????
Its fair to say goofy challenge training has not gone to plan so far. never had shin splints before but I suspect I do now. Maybe just a bit too soon to start training for another marathon so soon after munich. I've ran a massive 5 miles this week. Pain not as bad as week goes on. More dull achey than proper sore now and sometimes don't really feel it at all. Hopefully get out for a test drive in a couple of days time to see if it has settled down. Not panicing yet still 7 or 8 weeks to get some proper training in.
On the upside folks did you see Dundee one again. Only one point adrift at the bottom of the SPHELL after a 3-1 victory yesterday. Who would have thought that would be the case three weeks ago.
Have been doing triathlons the last few years all at the sprint distance. My attempts at the marathon put me off running a bit and I have been doing little more than about 5 miles at a time in training. As I said I've always regretted not attempting the marathon and watching the Olympics this year inspired me to have another go.
I've really enjoyed my long runs since then and I got past my 15 mile barrier with no real problems and decided to enter next years race. Have kept building up the mileage and have experienced problems with cramps in my calves. I guess I'll need to pay a bit more attention to diet/stretching.
Not sure what to do next with regards to the mileage on my long run. Maybe scale it back until nearer the event or maintain things at about 18-20 miles.
lol..swimming not my strong point either
Has anyone done Edinburgh recently, have heard lots of negative reports about the organisation.
I live in ayrshire and was wondering if it was possible to drive through morning of race get dropped of near start and picked up at finish.
Wow runners world have got christmas smileys. Just think of all the festive fun I could have these lol
3 weeks and 3 days until I go to the house of the mouse and 4 weeks today the races will all be over and I will have a LOT of bling hopefully. Can't wait!!!!!!!!
All the best Cannigia sounds like a lot of fun and some nice weather to look forward too.
I've scaled my long runs back to 10 miles for the moment, was starting to build pick a few niggles with my knees and instep. Will gradually build it back up again in the new year.
Happy new year DCB,
Good to hear things are looking a bit brighter on planet DCB.
Hell that is another lot of ultras. I used to hate driving the Newcastle to Carlisle road when I used to get sent to work in Carlisle from time to time never mind running that distance. My one and only flirtation with the dark side is soooooooooo close just one more day at work before I fly out although my flirtation with the dark side is probably in the kind of environment that would make hardened weirdy beardy ultra marathoners weep lol. I think saturday is going to be tough and sunday is going to be hell in trainers.
Not long now take it away hercules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lots of talk of ultras - am I the right thread for Edinburgh marathon - seem so many Edinburgh threads around. I'll hopefully see a few of you at the WHW or earlier - D33 though.
Edinburgh last year was a lot better organised than the year before which was a bit of a fiasco. I still hanker back to the "early days" when we did a lap of Arthur's seat - either at the start or at the end.
Edinburgh always seems so hot on race day.
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