Good training run for FLM
Hi Tracey, Did it in a disappointing 2.29 had a toliet stop at 7 miles, was aiming for 2.20.
Did a 2.25 in MK last week so was hoping to beat it!
Wish they started at 9.30ish rather than mid afternoon, I suppose u had fun with baggage ( probably sweated more than me on the track!!!
I am worried that after 13miles I might slow down to 15min miles so finish in around 3.30/4HR!!!
Is that 3hr 50min? or 3and half?
I will prob start at the early time of 9 ( or before if allowed)., IF I do it!
I will be wearing a SCANNAPPEAL T shirt ( local Cancer charity)! my number on sunday was 6232! ( I had a Massive bag to carry aswell as I decided to Motorbike the 50miles to get to Silverstone!!
Will defo be driving to this race if I do it!
Tracey G - No. 58
Just paid through Runners world so "no going back now" !!!
Also realised that there is a big hill , there goes my target of finishing it in a "DAY" !!!
This will be the most I have ever run or walked!! and third sunday running over 13miles in a row
"I MUST BE MAD or STUPID"
Tracey, I had left my hemet on my bike, but because of my biker jacket & trousers as well as the rest of the junk I had I almost tore my bag aswell! 3hrs 30 is what I am aiming for, but the hill may KILL me off
I take it there will be no "FREE" Locozades on this run then?
No chance of getting lost. I did the 'route' without reading the directions. I merely parked at the ramada hotel and ran down the A20 for 6 miles then up hubbards hill. After that I was just guessing. Now that I've read the directions it seems very straight forward.
What I will say is the route is an ideal training run for the FLM as the undulation and big hill will really strengthen the legs!
Looking forward to bottled water - much better than the plastic cups that you have to stop and walk in order to drink from.
I just did the Hasting half in 1:56.23. It was brutal as mostly uphill for 9 miles!! This run is basically flat/uphill for half and then downhill/flat for the second half so think will be much better. I am aiming for an ambitious 2:35 Sunday.
Good luck all,
Thanks Kevin. 2.35!! Yo Go Kevin.
I just hope now that I am alive for the downhill/flat second half ( I REALLY do not get on well with HILLS)!
Are the Sauna etc facilities free to use then?
Kevin - Hasting half is my PW.
Jamil - You will have a great time.
I'm new to this. PW? Is that a typo or personal worse? If you mean it is your PB then I salute you as those hills were so brutal I thought it was some kind of sick joke....
Don't be scared of hills. My PB course is the T/Wells half and that has a brutal hill at 7 miles. I did my own half as part of my FLM training last week and it was a completley flat course and I was slower by 30 seconds. Hills will be your friend when your running the completley flat FLM.
I don't think its going to be a busy race on Sunday as I believe there are not yet 350 people signed up for it. I think I will have to take some energy gels on this one with me as im not carrying 2 bottles of energy drink with me.
Im looking forward to this though and im gonna try and run it at my FLM goal pace of 9 minute miles.
354, just signed up. lokking forward it.
Could do without this warm weather. Come back rain , all is forgiven!!!!
Stephen, easy for you to say !! 9 min miler
Tracey, I take it u would be willing to carry me then if I keel over up the hill!!!
Lets just hope my legs make it unfortuntley I am built for comfort not spped!! my average speed is 11.5min miles ( excluding hills)
Lets hope marshalls are willing to stay out till 5pm ODD!
Is the Hotel facilities free then?
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