Good training run for FLM
Looks like most of it is run along side the A20. A really boring route. There are so many loops that can be done on the downs that does not take you along side the A20 so why not use them.
Velocity also do a 10k at the end of the year that runs along side the A20. It is so dull.
I am only doing it as a training run for FLM and we get the change to try out a new campsite near by.
oooh was about to do this...but maybe not!
I've signed up - not been past 15 miles in 12 years so I'm looking forward to this with a certain trepidation. All part of the prep for Edingburgh Marathon at the end of May.
Anyone else staying at the hotel the night before? Booked that as well.
Do I need off road shoes?
MS - Thanks for the heads up on shoes .... I'll bring my road shoes then. Pity really ... I've just bought some rather bright Adidas Kanadias and I'm looking for an excuse to get them dirty.
Tracey - Enjoy the Caravan Site ... it's been a while since I've camped before a race .... my warm up will be a wander downstairs. I'm of the view that every yard I do as warm up is one less I'll be able to do in the race
I've just entered this one as its the perfect distance on the right day for my training for FLM 2009. Im also staying at the hotel the night before. Got to give something back to the family for dragging them to every race I do and being out for hours every Sunday during Marathon training. Im looking forward to it as going anywhere different on a long run makes it less painful. I think!
Did a Recce of the area on sunday; if we're hitting the North Downs, prepare for steep hills,and
yes,pretty much stick to road shoes,as much of this looks like tarmac. I reckon this is a good trainer for
the FLM, as the effort put into this run, cos of the hills ,will feel like you've done a marathon. Mark-C
use the Kanadias on the 10K sevenoaks week before this one. Almost all off road and a good race to
speed train on soft ground.
If the hill i went up from Hollingbourne which takes to the North Downs is the way we,re going,
then yep we,ve got a bit of work to do.
HW - I've got a muddy 5 miler closer to home the week before this so will christen the new shoes there.
Not loving the idea of steep hills but it's got to be done
The hill up to the North Downs wont be Hollingbourne , that is a real punisher , no , the hill climb is Hubbards Hill down in Lenham , its a gradual climb of about 1mile , i checked the whole course last friday and not much sign of mud ,
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