just done 8 mile run at 8.07 follows my 15 run last sunday at 8.10 so im well chuffed i might be ready.going to do 10 or 12 on sunday morn then thats me done, ok help ppl plz ,i road bike it to work 6 days a week 3mile there 3 mile home,should i put bike away from this weekend?
Thanks for the info, I think I'm sorted now. Is anyone leaving it until race morning to collect number? It says 'at your own risk' - how risky is it going to be???
I'll be travelling up to Lancashire on the Friday.... staying about 45min from Preston. I think it will be good for me to see the town centre the day before, so I'll go to the expo to pick it up.
If you leave it to race day, who knows what the risk will be... but you hope that the organisers are just covering themselves in case havock is caused by some unexpected admin error ... or a couple of key people call in sick on the Sunday morning. They're open from (I think) 7am... so if you get there by 7.30, I'd expect you to be OK. The downside is that if the queue is slow, you're on your feet for ages, and also feeling a little stressed, neither of which is ideal.
Is there no way that someone else can pick them up the day before?
Thanks for the heads up alan
As for the weather reports, I think ive heard before that they are only really accurate up to five days before, the day they are forecasting and even then things can change. So don't fret about that just yet people.
And rick id go with Slokey joe and say your be fine to carry on cycling just take it easy over the last week no pushing yourself and im sure your be fine.
weather.co.uk seems to be reasonably accurate (although of course, there are no certainties more than a few days out). The 10 day forecast has just appeared. It predicts a dry cool sunny day. South-westerly breeze above 10mph, which would be notable. 4 degrees the previous night, so won't be too much warmer a couple of hours after sunrise.
On balance, that wouldn't be a bad set of conditions. Well... that's the prediction, so let's see how things develop under the next week or so.
Not run since a grade 1 calf pull last Friday. Went for a sports massage yesterday and should be doing a bit of cycling this weekend with plenty of heat and stretches. Hopefully I'll be up for a couple of short runs of 2 to 3 miles by early next week and lined up on the start line a week on Sunday. This was my first experience of a sports massage and it's quite a panful experience especially with a tender calf.
Fingers crossed hey RW
Thats bad news southport, i hope you manage to recover in time for the race!!
Do we really have to wait 9 more days? Starting to get itchy feet!
I'm spending the taper on YouTube; never watched an episode of Seinfeld but this made me laugh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khys7LfwT8c&feature=related
Hi Southport, I had my first ever Sport Massage 3 weeks ago and found it soooo painful and that was without injuries!! Debating whether to go for another one this week, as I can claim the cost back!
I've not run all week - I've come down with a Viral Infection and a cluster of coldsores!! I never realised the effect tapering can have on your body!! Fingers crossed I'll be OK for next Sunday.
I wish I was doing the marathon now!! I signed uo for the half instead as I thought I would still be recovering from the Loch Ness marathon 3 weeks ago. I am still recovering but have found it really difficult moving back to the increased pace. I am a much better half runner than full for some reason.
Anyway did 8 miles at 8min pace this morning, hopefully I can slow that down a touch and get a veteran PB (currently 1.47), not sure I can do 1.45 but hopefully 1.46 if my legs don't give up on me after Loch Ness.
Good luck to all of you doing the marathon, I might just sneak in by mistake!! Well maybe not!!
just done my last big run 13.5 thats me all done now till next sunday,cant wait now.
Yep... me too, though not quite so far.
Funny that my Saturday morning run, at just 9.5 mile run, seemed just sooooo short. I felt a bit cheated! I did try out the High5 gel out though. Obviously not long enough run to see a benefit, but at least I was able to show that it didn't make me sick!
Just a very minor twinge in my quadricep... not pleasing, but sure that will be gone in a couple of days.
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