Thanks SJPC14. Doesn't look too bad from your map. Slightly concerned about the hill at the end! Would be nice to finish downhill or at least on the flat! Really looking forward to it and hoping to get a PB if possible.
We should be ok, I think the way the site i use maps the route , that makes it looks worse than it is. I live just outside of preston and yes it is a slight climb but we should be ok.
I cant wait for it either, i suspect there are a few people now who have done with trainign and jsut want to get out and run the thing!
hi everbody.i only started running jan this yr,i ride a road bike everyday the 6 miles to work.last cpl of weeks ive ran 18m 21m 23m as well as some runs in week.my time for 23miles was 3hrs 19mins. would i be silly in hoping for a 3hrs 50min time? btw i use the high5 gels and they are really good,i get mine off ebay 20 for £15. any tips anyone can give me i would appreciate. really looking forwards to my first run.btw im 54
hi sean. my running was still around 8.31 a mile but my legs felt heavy,last mile to my home is up hill so that always gets me lol.most of my run was flat with a good bit on canal round blackburn and accrington.was temted to do same run this sunday and add the 3 mile on at the end,
Rick, what a fantastic start to running!! You've done 23 (I'm assuming this weekend) don't run anymore really long runs now you will negatively impact your race! It's never going to feel easy at the end but you should aim to sustain pace so sounds like you've had excellent preparation. There's a thing called 'taper madness' - it's what make you want to run 26 this weekend!! Don't do it Keep the pace up on the long runs but reduce the distance. Come race day, work out your pace and stick to it. Don't go off to fast - it makes the end really, really hard.
thanks for that hopeful.i will take your advice and wont do that distance this weekend then.i am a strong willed person.i have runkeeper telling me every 5 mins my pace.when i did 23mile i managed to keep my times steady apart from my 1st 5mins that i always seem to start at over 9mins a mile.after that im good at keeping it between 8.38 and 8.27 for the rest of my run.
Have faith in what you've done and you're better off starting slow than starting off too quick! Those initial minutes as you settle into your stride equate to just a few seconds over the whole distance so really are nothing to worry about!! Maintianing a difference of no more than 11 seconds per mile consistently through your long runs shows amazing discipline!! Have a look at some schedules on here to see the distances you should be doing in these last couple of weeks and you'll see there is very little you need to do between now and race day. Good luck, I look forward to seeing how you get on.
Sorry, am a little bit behind here- are race packs being sent out via email? I don't seem to have one (have checked my spam)- boooo!
Ridiculously good running Rick... shame you didn't get into this younger!
This is my first marathon too... you will be having a nice steak with your family whilst I'm still wrestling with one of those gel things, trying to get to the finish!
You've said you won't do a very long run this weekend.. Please don't change your mind! Like I said, I'm new to this distance, but all the reading says you'll do much better in the race if you take a let your legs recover over the last couple of weeks. If you do that, you should be quicker in the race than in training... and the adrenalin and encouragement on race day shouldn't do any harm either.
The "race pack" is now on the website.www.prestonguild2012.com It's a 12 page pdf document. Was anything else emailed to us ? My email has changed since I registered so I have not received anything.
Rick Slater. Sound good to me. Take it easy until race day and I reckon 3.50 is achievable. I ran 22 miles in 3.00 hours in training last week on a hilly route and I'm hoping for a sub 3.30 at the marathon.
I emailed them after the post from a different Sarah on the previous page and got mine shortly after that. So thanks Sarah A59!
Some impressive running going on!!! well done all!
And thanks for tips about High5 and Aldi, will try and check these out.
In regards to the pack, I had to email in after seeing posts on here and I also know of two others that hadnt received one. Im sure i have had problems in the past receiving stuff about the guild marathon, so it must be a constant issue for them.
Some randomness that may help provide a mixture of distraction and inspiration for the big day
Name 3 Great Running Memories
3.Running up Rivington Pike one day to be presented with a view of the surrounding area covered in low cloud with just the tops of the very tallest buildings showing through the cloud. It was a stunning sight.
2. The Rocky theme tune blasting out from a flat balcony during the Great North Run. You couldnt not smile!!
1.Headding into the final stretch of the Great North knowing my partner was in the crowd to see me cross the line. No stiff upper lip required
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