Been out of the running "loop"2now for over 3 years
Previously done numerous halfs (hundreds) PB of 1:35 and 12 Londons PB 3:42 but never done any other marathons
Now have decided to get back into it and do Loch Ness in 2012. I am currently 1.5 stone to heavy and only tunning 4 miles at the moment but have set myself this goal
Anyone else aiming for this as a target ?
Hope you're all well. I've been looking at this Marathon and would love to do it. I'm a relatively new runner (and still very slow), but have done 4 x HMs and my first Marathon was last month in Liverpool. I've heard mixed reviews about this - some saying it's beautiful and amazing, some saying it's worse than hell!
I think I'd like to give it a go and take a full year to strengthen my legs to tackle the hills. Any advice for a newbie and someone who's ran it before to give a description of their experiences would be greatly appreciated.
Looking for an October marathon for 2012. Did Beachy Head this year and loved it, so am tempted to enter that again. Would anyone recommend Loch Ness instead?
To anyone considering this, do it. I have done a few marathons, Belfast, Chester, Berlin and Edinburgh but the three times I have done this are without doubt the best. It is a real challenge but train for the hills, expect that after about 18m you get to the bottom and dont look up!! The hill lasts about 4 - 5 miles or thereabouts but there is plenty of flat sections (and downhill stages as well) to make up time.
I got my best time at Loch Ness two years ago - seven days after Berlin. The scenery is superb and the town is lovely too. I am back up this year and looking forward to it.
Yes- I'm in, paid up, hotel booked and all ( do this early, it's dificult to get good accomodation near the time).
It will be my 4th go at this one...............just need to get over Lochaber, which is in 2 weeks, then back into training.
I WILL get up that hill at a decent pace one year!
For anyone who's still in any doubt- just do it!
I'm doing it this year... one I've always wanted to do...
Extra hill training required then?!?!
Aww no! After Signing up for this a couple of nights ago i am now really worring my marathon might be over before it started - a charity has approched me to run it but i can only run 3 miles just now!
are the hills that bad?? what should i incorporate into my runs to help?
lots of training ahead for me to finish - does anyone have any helpful tips to make this marathon more possible to finish?
Thanks very much for that info i got lots of helpful hints from you there!
im really looking forward to it but its the fear of 26 miles that is making me nervous considering i only run 3 miles just now!
AS4 - thanks alot, im currently following the 'marathonrookie.co.uk' 26 week plan so hopefully this will guide me towards it ...
i never thought about race experience so will need to look into that over the next few weeks
im currently trying to run at about 160bpm heart rate to help set a standard for my runs
hopefully keeping ontop of stretches will help ward off some amount of possible injury (i hope!!)
just need to sort out the diet and lose some weight from the 112kg frame and i'll b in a better position!
Signed up for this one earlier this week. Hotel booked. There's a crowd of us travelling up from Chorley (Lancashire) although I'm the only one running.
Lots of hills where I live so perfect for training for this. Will be my 4th marathon, probably my last, I've said that before mind.
Not had confirmation yet, although the money only went out of the bank yesterday. I will give them a few more days and then chase them.
Up to 14 miles already on my long run so quite pleased with that. Doing Chester half marathon on May 13 as prep, need to find a 20 mile race in August, anybody got any ideas?
Need to lose a couple of kilos but just love my food too much, besides I feel like I have more energy when I am carrying a couple of ponds!!
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