Managed 16.5 miles, and still got back in time for a shower before the F1 started. Happy with my run- started out at a conservative pace, then at half way, picked it up a little, and for the last 5km, ran at race pace- can't usually mamange that at the end of a long run, but I felt better than usual- hopefully that means that I'm nearly recovered from my ultra ( just read a book saying it take 6 months to recover!), and am getting fit to race again.
Well done everyone, especially you SNB that it amazing, I feel so proud of you and I don't even really know you, just reading how hard you have worked, you really are an inspiration.
Triciallit- thankyou for your advice. I have read some of your posts on the ultra forum (I am deciding if next year I may take on the wall, see how I get on with this mara first) Can't believe you are doing LN after a 40 miler, totally amazing.
John- enjoy the rest, you have certainly earned it. The only one of us to actually go through a pair of trainers during the training alone !!
MSTH-- Enjoying the rest already!! 4 miller on the hills in the morning. Get those new trainers broken in asap!! I just love my new ASICS (how sad is that)
Been inspired by everybody on here - we all have to remember that we are in an elite band of people - less thann 0.1% of the world's population have completed more than 1 marathon. It is a real test of character to say the least. And as far those who have done an ultra - well that deserves total respect.
Have eaten like a pig today - wife's famouus bacon and egg barm for lunch and chinese takeaway for tea followed by the even more famous wife's victoria sponge with a butter cream/flake toppimg yummie!! All gone I'm afraid so can't send any samples!!
It's been a while since I've checked into the forum (not since mid-June!), so I thought I should catch up with everyone. I've still been doing the training though so I'm really looking forward to this race. My longest run so far has been 24 miles, but this coming Sunday I've entered the Bacchus wine tasting marathon to run as my final LSR. Possibly a really stupid thing to do, but it's my birthday so I'm going to try to taste every wine and (more importantly) to run slowly despite the fact it's a race. It should be an interesting experiment to say the least!
I'd love to hear more about the 40 miler. Which one was it (I may have missed that bit whilst scanning through the thread)? I'm thinking about signing up for an ultra next year as LN will be my sixth marathon and I'm not sure that I'll be getting any faster after this (still hoping for a PB this time).
Only four weeks to go so I'll check in a bit more regularly from now on!
Hope everyone's final LSRs go well!
I'm doing this and am really looking forward to it (not so sure about the early bus journey and the hill at 18 though).
I did the Moray marathon yesterday - didn't run my best time, but it was a really well organised and enjoyable race. I'm hoping to do better on the 30th.
Everybody seems to be working really hard here - keep it up, not long to go now!
Is there going to be a get together on the Saturday before the event?
I'm down for running this but wondering whether to do it or not, I did the Hadrian's wall Ultra run in June and have been injured on and off since then (lesson learned) I have not run much and will try the English Half Marathon on Sunday to see what it feels like, but here's hoping.
Eli - I'm making a weekend of it with my family so will be chilling with them on Saturday evening. But hopefully I'll get a chance to chat to some fellow runners either when registering or on the bus to the start.
Well if there is a group getting together at any point, let me know... I'm making a weekend of it too but I'll be on my own....Well I'll bring my MTB so it will keep me company getting out a little... nothing much just local places and leisurely biking soaking in the scenery.
Well I'm going by train and bringing my bike along
I dont know anything about Inverness, never been there before. Furthest I've been is Loch Lomond and I absolutely loved it. If there are people who want to meet up, maybe at the registration place somewhere would be good? Could head out for drinks or something to eat afterwards?
what injury have you got?
EG Graham, oh no whats happened?
Would love to meet up but we fly in on the sat and home again afterwards on sunday.
Managed 3 miles tonight, pain free so will try 6 tomorrow. Ran out of sunshine so did my first night run in months.
I swear by arnica! And sports massage! Find a good therapist and you will be fine!
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