Berlin Marathon 2013

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12/03/2013 at 21:38

Orbutt - me too!

13/03/2013 at 08:31

At the moment i'd love some warmth. It's currently -8 in Belgium

13/03/2013 at 10:26

Cold and miserable in London (that's me and the weather!!)

19/03/2013 at 15:13

hi all, just received news today that ive managed to get an entry through work for this marathon, wondering if anyone has info on the marathon itself and berlin in terms of climate etc at this time of year?

19/03/2013 at 16:15
Jason - great news.

Berlin is a marvellous place, the Marathon shows the city at its best. The temperature in late September is excellent running weather. The last two years it's been cool but sunny, heating up towards 12pm. Both times, when I have finished (around 4hr30 each time), I've just laid down in front of the Reichstag, stretched and listened to music in the sun for an hour before heading back to the hotel.

Transport links are brilliant and reliable. I am usually starting way back, but it usually takes no more than 15-17 mins to cross the start line.

I'm looking forward to it again this year. I'm in Paris next month which is going to be a bust. (This is the one where it all comes together!)
19/03/2013 at 21:04
2011-cool? Iain
19/03/2013 at 21:18

I second that David. If my memory serves me correctly it was anything but cool, then again I am from the far North!!

19/03/2013 at 21:41
Must have been at least 20 degrees C. Not exactly the weather I trained in @ central Scotland
19/03/2013 at 21:45
David, Kaz - It may have been, later on. I can't remember it was that hot - you two must've been melting!
24/03/2013 at 11:31
6 months, people. 6 months.

That is all.
24/03/2013 at 12:28

Thanks for that Iain, now you've got me really depressed. Haven't ran for nearly a month due to illness and it's really getting me down. Going to try a comeback tomorrow, have no fitness at the moment and i'm struggling when teaching classes at work. No energy levels and feeling run down.

Cant be long to Paris for you and others on this forum as well. Hows the training going? Tapper started?


24/03/2013 at 12:35

Hope you are feeling better soon David. I had 7 weeks out at the beginning of the year so needless to day Paris training has not gone to plan But nevermind I will make the start.....and finish somehow!!!

2 weeks!

24/03/2013 at 12:58
David - sorry to hear you've not shaken it yet. There is plenty of time for your recovery, and knowing you, you'll bounce back stronger.

The other way to look at it is, you're still struggling because your body's not yet recovered. If you push on through illness, chances are you'll do yourself proper damage. So take it easy. Although, I also appreciate this probably doesn't fit with your job plan!

What Kaz said... 2 weeks. My Paris prep has been poor, I'm more looking forward to the RW meet-ups than the race.

Hope you're back to fighting fitness soon David.


27/03/2013 at 23:52

Oh yeah, and as of today, I'm doing Marine Corps Marathon 4 weeks after Berlin...

Crazy decision.

Can't wait!

28/03/2013 at 17:06
Iain- as we say in Scotland 'yer aff yer nut'!
28/03/2013 at 20:58
DW - I think we'd say something along the same lines in the North West of England.
However, anyone who runs a marathon must be a bit bonkers anyway
28/03/2013 at 21:32
Orbutt- that's why we all get on so well on this thread. Can't wait till the thread really starts to get going when the Berlin training starts for ernest.

Started the come back this week after a few weeks out by ratteling out 1 x 5 mile and 2 x 4 mile all averaging 7:30 a mile, so a bit pleased with that.

Hope everyone has a good Easter and for the Paris guys remember it's tapper time.
29/03/2013 at 09:42

DW20 - if you want a taste of the madness to come head over to the Paris Marathon 2013 one.  It's in full taper madness flow.

30/03/2013 at 08:13
David - happy Easter. Great to hear you're back on form!
30/03/2013 at 20:17

its going to be a strange one for me training for berlin this year, im used to training for belfast in may, so from jan-may, and then easing off in the summer to 5ks/10ks and some track work, but wondering when berlin marathon specific training should start again for me over summer...looking forward to berlin at this stage, 20 degrees sounds brilliant to me now after all this snow and cold weather we've been having, but i suppose a marathon in that heat would take its toll!!

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