Meldy pops you know you are my one and one princess.
i only discluded (top made up word) you coz i thought you were injured
19 miles training run for me this morning which i completed in 2.57. Was struggling a bit at the end as I did not take any gels with me! Still a few more weeks of hard training to go, how is everyone else doing?
Also does anyone know if there will be eergy drinks given out on the day or just water?
Training's gone wrong
Set a PB for a half marathon (Grunty Fen in 1h 42m 17s) a couple of weeks ago and then went out to do 15 miles last weekend and my calf went boom! Have left running for a week and it feels a bit better. Did a steady 10k yesterday with it in a Vulkan Shin support and it's probably not right. Off for a sports massage tomorrow and then a chat with a physion I haven't had to visit for a while.
I'm booked up for the Spitfire 20 next weekend so fingers crossed ....
I'm following a Runners World sub 3:15 marathon training schedule leading up to Rutland. Yesterday was a sub 1:30 half marathon, at least that is what the training plan had me down for. In the end I managed to cover the distance in 1:30:40s so was relatively happy with that. Got a big pile of excuses as to why I failed to get below 1:30, but hey, I'm more or less on track.
Must point out that I doubt I'll get a sub 3:15 time at Rutland, but aiming high has to be the way to go!
Don't know about energy drinks Jimmy V, I'm thinking of getting a camelbak for this as I always have issues with fluids at events and at least that way I can use my own drink.
3.15 sounds like a right time at Rutland with some people saying it is a tough course.
I personally dont like to carry bottles etc might contact the organisers and see what is on offer. I dont fancy taking it on with just water available at the drinks stations!
As an early contributor to this thread I had kept away whilst waiting to see if my achillies injury stood up to GNR - didn't want to tempt fate. Now find I've missed the boat and the race is full, rats...
and I'm feeling fitter than ever...
looks like Luton in December - probably not the same scenery but hey ho...
Wharfy, you must be gutted.
A question for all those of you who know the course - as I did my long run last weekend mostly off road my thoughts turned to footwear for this marathon. Are the trails good enough to use road shoes, or will trail shoes be required do you think?
Amanda, road shoes will definitely be fine. The paths are hard with some loose stones, but nothing "off road" that I can remember. I am starting to feel nervous and excited about this now. First marathon, eek.
has anyone got 2 spare places for rutland water marathon??
hello, can anyone HELP please ? my husband and I have missed the entries for Rutland Water Marathon does anyone have any places and they can't run??? We will happily cover entry costs etc. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07745958427
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