I got my pack yesterday too, must be a sign it's getting closer. Glad your training is going well Wharfy, enjoy your rest this weekend. Hope your leg pain has eased KMJ, how was your massage?
I'm aiming for about 15miles this Saturday, then a long cycle ride on Sunday. Hope everyone else is going well.
Got my pack too, it'll be marathon time in no time! heh
Thanks KP, my massage was great, she worked on the area that was troubling me and I've run since then with no pain. It means that I missed out on a long run for this week but will do another next week and I've already done a few, so here's hoping it'll be okay on the day.
Aimed for 17m this Saturday but Mrs W had slightly pulled a muscle in the gym on Fri and pulled out after 4.5 miles. I made up slightly by running an extra 3m (all up a big hill) but not what was planned ! Try again next weekend.
PJ - Windermere is good but tough. Undulating for first half, the next quarter is pretty nasty hills, last quarter quite a lot is fairly flat but a bit of a killer in the middle (mile 22 or so I think). Scenery good and I would do it again.
Anyone got any good training planned for this weekend ?
Unlikely for us - Mrs W still suffering so will probably hold last long run to next w/end.
Glad your massage seems to have done the trick KMJ, hope you're still running without any problems? I've never tried a sports massage, maybe one day.
Hope everyone's training is going well. I'm going for 18 miles on Saturday and another long cycle on Sunday. Got the Newcastle Town Moor marathon next Sunday and then a 2 week mini taper before this. My training was a bit disrupted this week as I had to go to Coventry in mid-week for work, but managed to fit some shorter quicker runs in.
Sorry to hear Mrs W is still suffering Wharfy, hope she recovers soon. Have a good weekend all.
I missed out on this last year and had put up with traveling to Lisbon for a December marathon so entered early, received my pack the other day so all is good.
Hope every one's training is going well and staying injury free.
Hope everyone has had a good week? Hi Laura, I'm sure you'll be fine on the day. I've never done a December marathon before either, looking forward to it. I did my first lap marathon earlier this year and really enjoyed it, I found it made it easier to pace. I'm doing the Newcastle Town Moor Marathon on Sunday as my final long run. Hoping to add a couple of miles on to it as a training run for the Gloucester 50km in January. It'll be the first time I've ever run more than a marathon so might be interesting on Monday morning!
Hope everyone has a good weekend.
Hi Laura sorry to hear training hasn't gone to plan but pleased your getting through it. I'm sure you will be OK on the day with 27m / week in training. I don't do do that much and seem to get away with it.
KP if I don't see you at this one might see you at Gloucester, good luck with the marathon on Sunday
I've not run since last Saturday but have a10k cross country on Sat and Cornish marathon on Sunday.
well, 17.5 miles done this morning, bit of a shambles as was only my second run this week and just haven't got enough volume/strength miles in the tank for this marathon. It was also fairly horrendous when I finished knowing that this would be about the point that lap 3 starts in Luton! but feel pleased it is over and it means I can have a guilt free lie in tomorrow and a few glasses of wine this eve
Hope all is going well for you all!
Does anyone know if it's cups or bottles at the water stations?
Last LSR of the campaign today with a 22 miler, not feeling very well prepared for the mara at all so the 5th should be interesting. Hope everyone's remained injury free and enjoy the taper!
Laura, I'm not that far ahead of you. Today was my 18th marathon. I generally did 2 or 3 a year until this year when I went a bit mad. I've got 2 more to go, which will bring me to 20. I've decided to go for 100 so need to throw a few more in as and when I can. Well done on your 17.5 today. I'm sure if you keep to a steady pace you'll be fine on the 5th. Hope you're enjoying your wine!
Woody, how did your cross country and the Cornish go?
Well done on your long runs Tom and Juggling Junky, and enjoy your taper.
I enjoyed the Newcastle Town Moor marathon but found it tough going today and had to grind it out in the end. I started off with a 1.5 mile warm-up and intended to add the same on the end to get just over 29 miles, however, once I crossed the finish line that was it! I'll have to remember that for future reference and add all of the extra at the start. It was pretty cold out and I just plodded round. Still, it's the furthest I've ever run, the volunteers were fantastic and it was a good training run, next up Luton.
Hope you all have a good week.
KP, it'll be my 21st!
First time running this one. Fancied 3 fairly flat laps to normal cross country south or north downs routes I tend to choose. Was planning on a good time but in reality have not been running much more than 10-15 miles a week since Beachy Head last month and now have horrid chesty cough and cold to contend with - at least I'll be well tapered and will aim for 3.50-4.10. 3 laps should help with pacing at least...
As to comments on cold, sleet forecast for end of this week and I can't imagine much improvement before race day so will be wrapping up warm - have run Doyen of Downs twice in December before so undaunted whatever the weather throws at us!
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