Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon

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08/11/2013 at 10:15

pedro - I've only run one ultra as I'm too busy trying to fit everything else in most of the time but I agree totally with Paulie, it's all about attitude once you have the miles in your legs and you don't need many more for a 'short' ultra (mine was 35 miles) than for a marathon. I loved running the ultra and once I've finished playing with long distance triathlon I hope to go back and do more.

08/11/2013 at 12:49

Little Miss Happy.     - It's funny how we refer to 35 miles as "short"  

You've certainly got the right attitude.

08/11/2013 at 12:53
Very funny. I think I will start working on my attitude then.
08/11/2013 at 13:21

 Pedro -  you already have what it takes    

08/11/2013 at 13:42

I'll be going to this, staying at a family friends house the day before, we've found a pub at half way point incase of need to pull out and go for a pint haha!  Swapping shorter runs for longer runs is hard in this weather but with 6 weeks to go I know it needs to be done.  5:30 am is crap when it's dark

08/11/2013 at 13:43
Thanks for the vote of confidence Paulie. I will be training really hard for the upcoming marathon. Logging all those long runs will probably get me in good enough condition for a 30 miler sometime in the new year.

I am doing a Spartan Beast tomorrow, which I never would have thought possible. If I do ok in that, anything is possible.
08/11/2013 at 13:46
5:30am is not a good time for me either. I am better on late sessions rather than early ones. There won't be any pub crawling for me. I will finish that 26.2m even if I had to do it in crutches.
08/11/2013 at 13:46

19 miles today, furthest I have ever run! 

Got gosport half next weekend so counting that as a training run

08/11/2013 at 13:46
Thanks for the vote of confidence Paulie. I will be training really hard for the upcoming marathon. Logging all those long runs will probably get me in good enough condition for a 30 miler sometime in the new year.

I am doing a Spartan Beast tomorrow, which I never would have thought possible. If I do ok in that, anything is possible.
08/11/2013 at 13:50

Yeah, that's more for my dad for some reason with dodgy knees and a fractured rib he's still INTENT on running at least half way because we did forest of dea together in the summer.  The getting to the half way point within the timescale will be a good motivational kick.  I've found doing evening runs better at the moment, somehow did 8 miles in 65 minutes on Wednesday, going to do half distance early Sat morning when the sun finally ups and tackle a LONG run next weekend.  That's the plan anyway.

08/11/2013 at 13:54
Good luck. It takes grit to get out there in this weather. But it has to be done. I suppose it is important to avoid injury at the same time. I intend to log an 18 miler next week hopefully.
08/11/2013 at 15:40

As Paulie has already said pedro - you have the right attitude!

08/11/2013 at 15:44

Enjoy your Spartan Beast pedro.  Whatever it is it sounds like fun.

08/11/2013 at 15:48
Thanks. It's a 25km 75 obstacle course race. Similar to Tough Mudder, just focused on the spartan theme. A mud run basically. A mate at work said it's good, so I went ahead and signed up for it. I have no idea how difficult it is, but I am currently fitter than my mate was and he survived.
08/11/2013 at 19:42

Another vote for running an ultra from me. And can only echo whats already been said. Races longer than a marathon are only a number and anybody can complete one once they set their mind to it. 90% mental, 10% physical!! Plus of course running longer means more time to chat, eat and walk!!!

09/11/2013 at 05:08

Thank Little M.iss Happy and Pedro upton for the welcome and encouragement.

I realise long distance running is all about attitude, as one minute I'm confident and the next not so. 

I've a local half marathon in two weeks, assuming that goes reasonably I know I'll be fine in Portsmouth.

09/11/2013 at 06:53
Good luck Twisted . Half marathons are good confidence boosters for me and a welcome replacement for your costomary long run. It's a comfortable distance where you don't really have to save up any reserves for the final stretch. Just leg it all way round.
09/11/2013 at 14:31

I'm in!  I was meant to be running a hilly off road marathon tomorrow but am laid up with a chesty cold.  I couldn't waste all my training so I've just entered this one.  Should be a lovely way to get in the Christmas spirit!

 

I've done lots of hilly training and this looks very flat so hopefully it won't be too painful, the brandy will help..

10/11/2013 at 11:13

Did 16 miles of the course this morning, get your fingers crossed that the weather is the same on the 22nd Dec, beautiful day for a run. Pompey is looking good.

10/11/2013 at 13:09

Shame about missing your target marathon Suzie but great that you can put the training to good use for this one instead.

Lovely day here too Tel, I was thinking or running round Langstone Harbour and on to the Billy Trail during my LSR.

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