leicester marathon 2013

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04/07/2013 at 12:07

Dr. D - Very wise,  I might copy that idea!

09/07/2013 at 11:40

It was worth getting up at 5:30 and leaving the house at 6am ... by 7am it was already pretty warm . Anyway, 13.2M done, bringing up 45 miles for the week.

19/07/2013 at 11:46

Looks like I'll be running Abingdon instead - good luck with Leicester!

Edited: 19/07/2013 at 11:47
22/07/2013 at 09:46

Cheers Dr D.  Good luck with Abingdon, I'm sure you'll do great.

12/09/2013 at 12:20

So..... Leicester Marathon how is everyone doing?

Done all your long runs or one left?

I've got a bit sidetracked was doing speed work to try to get down to sub 4:30 but that's all gone a bit to the wayside lately, so it's just a case of getting around for me will be happy with Sub 5h but secretly still keep thining wonder if I can do the sub 4:30 oh well i'll find out in a months time

So, come on everyone how's it going?

12/09/2013 at 14:35

...two more long runs for me, then a 3 week taper.

Training has gone pretty well (...with a slight lapse on holiday - but I counted hill running during my time on the Isle of Lewis as double miles!).

Looking forward to it now, although slightly nervous about the pressure I'm putting on myself to break the 4:00hr barrier!

12/09/2013 at 14:42

I know what you mean.  I had that pressure for 4:30 but decided i couldn't do that and train for the over event i'm doing (my first ultra next week) and i ended up messing up the training for both, going to fast for ultra but still not long enough for the ultra

So i'm stuck now just wanting to get round the Ultra not caring at all about time, and then really wanting sub 4:30 for Leicester but knowing it's highly unlikely. Heck my official best is only 4:56 so if I can beat that I shouldn't grumble. But, i'm a bit annoyed with myself as i've got stuck in the middle between two different plans and just not done what I wanted

a few months ago i was running 15-16k at around 6 minutes per km and was happily thinking i'm going to get sub 4:30 but now hey!! who knows.

Edited: 12/09/2013 at 14:44
16/09/2013 at 10:30

...anyone else trying to break the 4:00hr barrier in this one?

16/09/2013 at 20:54

Last year I took a female friends race number after she was forced to withdraw due to injury, and I ended up being declared 9th lady!  Needless to say, I was suitably embarrassed.  I ultimately got my comeuppance because  recorded a PB, that I have never been able to match since, which is attached to somebody else’s name.  I guess greed can be its own reward.  So I will be back this year, but this time I have paid the entry fee, and am running under my proper name. 

16/09/2013 at 21:28

HAHAHA sorry Ben I shouldn't laugh!!


21/09/2013 at 23:33

Hi everyone - I just took the plunge and registered for the race. How y'all doing? 3 weeks and counting!!!

22/09/2013 at 11:31

Hi Forumites

Last long run yesterday, 24-miles in the bank.

Taper-time starts here.


22/09/2013 at 13:35

I will be using the Ely Monster Racing Ultra as my last long training run. 

22/09/2013 at 13:52

I bough a pair of Asics Gel Lyte 33 for the race, but am having second thoughts cos they're a bit wobbly and I'm worried what might happen when the leg strength fades...


22/09/2013 at 14:32

Probably best to use a tried and tested pair. 

23/09/2013 at 20:55
Ladybower50 long run done.

I still cannot get over the fact that a marathon is now only just over 50% of my longest run. still giggling to myself.
23/09/2013 at 21:06

Don't worry, you will have stopped walking like a penguin by Thursday.

23/09/2013 at 21:36
24/09/2013 at 10:19
Remember if you are planning a pb in Leics there is a nice steep hill for most of the last km so you might want to be an extra few seconds ahead before then, it's quite hard work mind you Leics was my first and I found downhills a lot harder than going up them in the last few km
28/09/2013 at 20:56

Yeah booktrunk it's easy to start fast! Think I managed 10K pace for the first mile the first time I ran it!

That hill in the last K is pretty tough. Pedestrians to worry about too . At least once that's done its only a few 100m to the finish...!


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