Loch Ness Marathon 2013

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18/09/2013 at 22:18

Alastair: 50m

18/09/2013 at 22:20

Is it just me or running slow during tapering is really hard to do?

18/09/2013 at 23:20


18/09/2013 at 23:24

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

19/09/2013 at 16:57

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

19/09/2013 at 17:14

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.


19/09/2013 at 19:33

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 

20/09/2013 at 16:47

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!

20/09/2013 at 18:43

JenD, I will drink to that.

20/09/2013 at 21:35

me too Jen!

21/09/2013 at 08:18

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)

21/09/2013 at 11:22

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!)

21/09/2013 at 11:38

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.

21/09/2013 at 12:06

Hi Roy, 

    Yep, that's the one. Are you joining me? Where are you from?

21/09/2013 at 12:32

Alastair, yes my friend I will be joining you, traveling up from Cardiff.

22/09/2013 at 09:51

wow!  this time next week! woo hoo!!

22/09/2013 at 10:49

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.


22/09/2013 at 12:09

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.

22/09/2013 at 14:05

This time next week it'll all be over (hopefully)

22/09/2013 at 14:07

off to do my last long ish - thinking of 10.  Is that about right?  Did 13 last week and 22 the week before

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