Run it! Live it! Love it! Again!
King Kenny, to get the right "lap" you need to press on mile 14 to finish that mile. Garmin will jump but that gets you the proper time for mile 13. Mile 12, very close to tunnel, if not inside. Sure Alan will pipe up.
Sean and Tom, last year I took my shirt down to Birkenhead Market and got my name printed on it. It was dead cheap, and after numerous washes they're still holding fast.
FRC I'm 3370 a blue top with Geoff on the front and cybarev on the back. Thanks for supporting I'll give you a shout as I plod past!
Adam, I use Endomondo, its great but i don't think it'll cope with the tunnel. Not sure if it has a manual setting for laps, I don't think it does. It may just be a case of go into tunnel, let it loose GPS but keep it on so the time is correct and then when you come out the other side it'll pick up GPS again. Mileage may well be out but time will be accurate.
FRC - Im number 800, I'll be wearing my purple top which provided I can get some iron on letters tomorrow will have 'Jay' on the top.
Thought you were pacing me
Liverpool Marathon Running Outfit.
First run celebrating 100 years of the 1stA Birmingham Boys' Brigade.
You have a look of Frank
Good luck to everyone running the Marathon on Sunday, and to Alan for running the Marathon for everyone. I'll be watching this year but may be back running it next year.
Oh yes, weather forecast now says 'Sunny' on MET Office & BBC, light winds from the south (5pm) - the best weather for days. Now... as long as it doesn't change again...!
Carb loading is bizarre. I could practically feel my calves inflating yesterday with all the water & good stuff. Lots of tea w/ honey, too. I'm loving it.
FRC, my number is 318, and I'm wearing a blue Motor Neurone Disease Association vest.
It's great to see everyone getting excited on here! I don't think anyone can really understand it unless you've spent all summer training and looking forward to an event that finally feels like a reality!
The Garmin 'Lap Reset' advise is really good, but just a balanced word of warning - and it's along the lines of "nothing new on race day"..... I've always just generally relied on auto lap for my runs, but when I first started trying to incorporate some speedwork into my training and tried to use the manual lap to slit my intervals, oh the number of times I accidently pressed the stop button instead of lap reset and then found half way through a tough work out that Garmin ignored half of it!
Does anyone else find that they are hyper sensitive to niggles coming up to a race? In the week or so leading up to the last race I ran in I had niggles that on one day was my left hamstring, the next day my back, then my right ankle, then my left knee, yet I was fine on the day. So, I've been really good at following my taper plan and not getting too tempted to do more than I should, and this week I've only done an easy 7 miles on Saturday, an easy 4 on Monday then an easy 4 last night, all of them a good minute slower than marathon pace and I stretched as normal afterwards. Yet after last nights stretching I had a tight niggle in my right calf that feels a bit like I've been kicked, yet I really haven't done enough to have injured it I'm certain.
I'm now really worried and don't know what to do for the best. Should I ignore it? Strap it? Stretch it out? Have a little extra loosening run? Ibruprofen? ARRRGGGHHH!!!!!!! Please advise room!!!
Alan, is Jamie Carragher setting off the runners on Sunday or do we have another local celeb to do it? If it's a person from the Blue or White side of town my lads might come to watch the start. If its a Red they'll probably give it a miss and support from Hamilton Square!
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