Luton Marathon

May not be Valencia but lets talk about it!!

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16/11/2012 at 08:38

Thanks everyone for the good wishes.

Weather good for't time of year, forecast between  3-6degC light wind and sunny.

My 3.58 Pacing band is set hope it all goes to plan.

Just a 4, 3 & 2 mile jogs for me this week

Remember Keep on Dancing!!

16/11/2012 at 11:07

Sorry to hear that BP! I've done so many races when I haven't been 100% I sometimes wonder if it's just not meant to be. Hope you're feeling fine by Sunday and have a good one! Maybe I'll catch up with you on another thread some time!


16/11/2012 at 13:01

Cheers acp I am sure will be OK (well I will finish). I am sure we will come across each other on other blogs

19/11/2012 at 14:23

Thanks to whoever it was who posted the Elevation chart earlier in the thread. I have just downloaded my data from the race and thought I would pop up an image of the Elevation output from my Garmin that people may find helpful in future years:

 Edit: Doesn't seem to be displaying very well, anyone any ideas on how to improve it?




Edited: 19/11/2012 at 14:26
19/11/2012 at 14:28

Had a bit of a nightmare at Luton yesterday - was fine through 18 miles and on 3:55 pace then legs just went into a 'vegetative state' and decided that they would not work the way they should - it was not cramp it was just massive aching pain. Anyway that was end of decent time and finished in 4:18 (worst for 4 years). Weird thing is that 1/2 hour after race legs were feeling great no aches and even today I have no aches - it is almost as though I imagined the race and didn't run. It may have been the hills as only really ran flat marathons before - but can't think it is that as came on so quick and not feeling anything today from it. Very Weird

19/11/2012 at 15:16

Hey peeps, well done to everyone running yesterday!

I was really happy with my time 4.45.46, not speedy I know but it was my first one and just meant loads to me just to finish!

Bearsted plodder - Electrolites maybe? There seemed to be a few people out there who were really struggling so maybe it was just the amount of hills?

Andrew - Maybe just a link to your garmin page...ill add mine later to help out

19/11/2012 at 15:20

back2basics - maybe as I took on board what I have come to do for a flat marathon maybe I needed a bit more with the hills - worth thinking about for future.

19/11/2012 at 20:36

Andrew, that elevation chart looks frightening!! I borrowed a Garmin from a friend and can't get the data onto my computer yet - I just wondered what yours had the total ascent as? 

I had a good race, a PB of 3:26:20, but am quite certain I'd have knocked more off that on a flat course. I really, really felt the hills on the last lap. What a lovely race however. 

19/11/2012 at 21:11
Great time on that course Amanda - those hills were OK on first lap but seemed to get longer on the next 2
21/11/2012 at 11:35

Hey guys, here is my garmin page with loads of info...

I forgot to stop the watch till about 2 minutes after I was done  my real time was 4.45.46....nowhere near fast but im so pleased!

It was my first ever marathon and I was so happy just to finish!

Also its the longest distance that I have run in sandals as well!

We were really lucky with the weather eh?!

How did everyone else do?

21/11/2012 at 13:20

Thanks for that link B2B, and congrats!!

My husband said he'd seen a runner in sandals! How were your feet after?

It was a great day. Having seen 900+ feet of ascent I am very pleased with my time. 

21/11/2012 at 23:34

that was me!! Yeah good, had 2 blisters and my achillies was a little tight but apart from that great!

Going to try maybe a 5k or so tomorrow


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