LOL good targets, I'll join you for all three. The last two maybe difficult that evening as well, after my post race celebrations.
Is it just me or running slow during tapering is really hard to do?
oops, I seem to be running faster than ever during taper! Keeping the AHR below 75% so maybe its just the shorter distances that have me running faster. I currently don't think it's worth getting changed to go out for less than a hour these days
glad to hear that the nerves are normal! I know what you mean about faster than planned runs at the moment - can only see it as a good thing though. maybe all this training is working!
gonna check out my kit just now - thanks for the reminder
Yep a bit of fast running now is good. Just make sure your warmed up first. It's easy to motivate yourself to get out the front door when you know it's only for a short time.
hehe but, when I say 'Fast' it's all relative and I'm relatively slow
Am considering driving up on Friday now just in case we have more bad weather and the Ferry isn't running on Saturday.
Alastair, like your daily countdown but shouldn't it be M-10
I have been feeling really nervous the last couple of weeks, didn't want to admit to it on here cos I thought everyone else would be confident after all the training. I've done lots of training, followed one of hal higdens programmes, but for some reason still can't get rid of the nerves!! glad to be reminded that is normal! can't wait for a few glasses of wine after!
JenD, I will drink to that.
me too Jen!
Make mine a bottle. Although that's after my traditional beer in the bath post marathon soak. Shear heaven!
I'm flying up on Friday so I'm rushing around too much the day before.
Andi: where you coming from to need a ferry?
T-8 (or M-8 if you prefer)
Taper wibbles are normal- not only will you feel like it is AGES since you last ran, also you may develop all sorts of phantom ailments- ignore it all, you'll be fine ( although this confidence doesn't include me- I'm in the grip of major "help. I'm not trained" type thoughts!)
Alastair. are you flying from Bristol airport 1830 ish hours.
Remember Lochnessers every step will be hard except for the last one.
Tricialitt, your good , so good you will fly around the course.
Yep, that's the one. Are you joining me? Where are you from?
Alastair, yes my friend I will be joining you, traveling up from Cardiff.
wow! this time next week! woo hoo!!
FRF: This time next week I'll be 5.5 miles in just finished my first gel, enjoying the scenery (hopefully)
Last biggish run done.
6 miles done yesterday at 4hr marathon pace on failrly hilly course- I really don't think I've got a 4 hr marathon in me just now- I'll try to keep it sensible, and start off at 4:15 pace. I haven't thought much about drink/gels for the race, but last year the clif shot stuff was fine- much better than having to faff about diluting down the lucozade, which is far too swet and sticky. The shot blocks are what I use anyway, and the drink is very inoffensive, so I won't bother carrying anything except some zero drink to start with.
This time next week it'll all be over (hopefully)
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