Oct 2010 - My big challenge...
WR- bad luck-hope you recover quickly-always another race/year so enjoy the down time
I have developed a cold which has made legs feel like concrete so severely reduced mileage this week-hoping it won't derail things too long as so near and still couple heavy weeks to fit in!!
Have managed to book a hotel within crawling distance of the finish line as think I am going to need it!
WR - It's going slowly rather than well and I've droppd down to the half marathon now as I've had various ailments that have knocked training on the head, including the most recent an annoying cough that won't shift.........
Looking forward to the week away though..
Seems like a lot of injuries going around, thoug I guess we're into the "danger period" of training now!
I'm still up for the full 26.2 miles - and am hoping it won't be me vs thousands of Germans, (I've looked at the results from last year and there seems to be A LOT of them)
I'll be in my Fetch vest, doing it for the UK and probably found near some establishment serving san miguel or corona near the finish
I'll be starting the 26.2 with you GeeForce, I just hope I finish it! Training going okay, enjoyed the Great North Run despite the torrential rain afterwards.
I'm looking forward to the weekend that much, I've tagged along an extra day! Returning back to Manchester on the Tuesday night now, so plenty of time for a few San Miguels! I'll deserve them.
cidersurfer wrote (see)
We've had e-mails and attachments with race numbers for the half. Getting closer...
Geeforce and Ged K am with you on the start line-will help you shift a few of those german towelsWhat times are you going for?
Did my last 20 miler today and now starting to taper.Just relieved have managed to get through heavy weeks without a calamitious injury.
Hope to see you at the start line
Hi brimps! Did my last 20-miler last weekend too, looking forward to that taper madness in the final 7 days already...
My absolute dream time will be sub 3:30, so 3:29:59 will do just fine - it's ambitious for my first marathon - but it's my "A" race this year so I'm going for it!
I realised on Saturday that my race kit, (Fetch vest / black shorts) seems to have a lot of Black / Red and Yellow in it - strikingly similar to the German national flag's colours!
My dream time would be half hour after you GeeForce. It will be my 2nd marathon, the first being Dublin 4 years ago when I came in on 4 hours and 7 minutes. Anything around 4 hours I'll be happy with. Think I'm doing okay on the training front, getting the miles in, been free of injuries up to now (touch wood) and really looking forward to it.
I'll steer clear of black, red and yellow. I think they'll be enough of those colours running around by the sound of things!
This is my second marathon. Did 3.58 on hilly course in May.Was aiming for 3.30 but race times make it look more like 3.45 depending on the heat factor! Will hang on to your coat tails Geeforce
That hill is more like a bump-only 20 m height in all-chose this marathon as claims to be flat! Lets hope I won't eat my words!!!
cidersurfer wrote (see)We've had e-mails and attachments with race numbers for the half. Getting closer...Well, we've just discovered that I've got an e-mail and attachment but other half hasn't. She's just e-mailed them to ask what's going on!
Hope everyone is well - counting down now!!!
I managed to plod round the Royal Parks Half yesterday so I'm hoping to do the same in Majorca. I am so looking forward to the post-race San Miguels.......
Can't believe it- come out with cold/flu symptoms today-16 weeks intensive training and this happens!! Am hoping to shake it off by sunday but who knows! Will go and have to play it by ear!
Looked at forecast-20 degrees at 9 am and 23 at 12 (when I will still be going) hotter than I bargained for!
Andyp - mines a sangria!
Brimps - is that at each drink station or after the event?
I hope your sniffles are nothing more than pre-race phantom symptoms.....
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