Berlin Marathon 2013

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26/06/2013 at 09:16

3rd week into my plan and done a 7M this feeling quite good (but I always do after a run and especially as my long run has also been ticked off this week)

.....Donkey I have also been a slacker  

26/06/2013 at 10:26

Thats pretty good EHN ... haha its times like this you wonder why did I enter into this race 

26/06/2013 at 15:02

I started my training on Monday. Yesterday was a rest day, and this morning 10 mile progressive. Hopefully I will continue to be good!!

26/06/2013 at 16:49

I did a very very slow 10miles yesterday ... today I am just relaxing the email from the berlin marathon today has motivated me to start running a bit more! 

28/06/2013 at 17:35

to anyone who has already run an event in Berlin:

what are affordable accomodation options in Berlin?

29/06/2013 at 12:25

Hello Spitfire. I stayed over ona stag do a few years ago and there are some very clean/good hostels if you want a cheap bed. 

Luckily I am in the hilton using reward points which has made this trip nice and cheap for me. Just dont tell my wife that I have used a chunk of the points

Did my second 21 miler of the campaign this morning. Very slow (PMP +2.5 mins) but am hoping that by doing a few od these early on it will help build the aerobic base and build a platform for the faster stuff in a few weeks time !!

Hope all is well folks and your training is going "ok" ??? !!

29/06/2013 at 16:16

Spitfire, I am a student and I managed to get very cheap acoomidation using AirBnB, I've never used it so at the moment I cannot comment on how much of an experience it will be ... I can presume it will be no way near as nice as staying in the hilton


My training is going okay, sadly I am not mega commited so I know I wont have a 'smooth ride' in berlin ... but I should be able to complete it :L How's yours going AGF? Is this your first marathon or have you done a large amount? 

29/06/2013 at 19:36

Hi Donkey,  the training us ok so far thanks. It's my third marathon. I completed the first, ran the second and hope to "race" this one. I say race but I mean run it as fast as I can ( well behind many others)

hang in there With the training

30/06/2013 at 16:58

Just getting back into training after a 2 week holiday.

Today was not a good day but at least I got out the door.

Onwards and upwards

30/06/2013 at 18:15

Know how you feel Orbutt. First run today since being in hospital nearly 2 weeks ago, really struggled to do 3 miles this morning, it felt like I have just took up running. It was a far cry from the 15 miles I did in under 2 hours just 2 weeks ago. Came back from run thinking that Berlin might now be a no-no, my muscles feel really tired and sore. Going to give myself till the end of July when I'm back at hospital for follow up scan to see where I am at, then making a decision about running Berlin.

Hope everyone has had a good weekend of running.


01/07/2013 at 17:50

DW - it's still really early to start worrying. Give yourself time and don't push too hard - that way leads to injury

01/07/2013 at 20:06

Your probably right Orbutt, just felt yesterday that I saw 3 months of training go down the pan and felt like a rant!

02/07/2013 at 10:47

DW - everyone needs a rant every now and then and this is just the place to do it. We all understand running and injuries.

02/07/2013 at 12:11

David - Just take it easy. You'd be surprised how quickly that you can bounce back.

02/07/2013 at 16:48

Jumping into this one for the first time. 

About 4 weeks into my training plan and things going pretty well so far.

Have got the Wimbledon Common half lined up for 28 July as well as the Thames Meander Marathon on 24th August.

Current PB’s are 42.50 for 10k, 1.40.45 for HM and 3.57 for the full (on a hilly course).

Have got sub 3.30 for Berlin in my head but will see how things go with the half – maybe if I can squeeze that down to around 1.37 and train well I could be in with a shout

02/07/2013 at 17:46

Richard - welcome

Sounds like training is going well.

I aspire to your PBs

02/07/2013 at 18:44

Richard hill - I will see you at Thames Meander hopefully Welcome to the thread!

That's some truly cracking times!

Orbutt et. al - how is everyone's training coming along? I have just realised that I have no marathon planned until 17th August 

02/07/2013 at 19:35

Richard, with that 10k time 3:30 is very doable if you put the miles in on the long runs. Long and slow for the stamina combined with your speed should do the trick. good luck.

I am not planning to race anything other than park run before the big day.... As I do not trust myself (Risk of injury from eye balls out running ).I am entered for a few halfs but plan to start at the back and jog the first 5 and then PMP for the last 8 miles....

if I can get the 5k pb below 20 mins that would be a superb boost... But aiming just to lose 5-6lbs in July for an August attempt

oh.... I am in thunder run too.... Team of 5. Hope for 5x10 laps at 55-60 mins each...




02/07/2013 at 20:48

Emmy - only just getting back into training after hols but I was actually happy to be out in the pouring rain tonight. 

Also, you have the small "In the long run" event in a couple of weeks. How many 26.2 sections are you running?

You could always do a bit of speed work to build on your recent 10k PB 

03/07/2013 at 08:11

Hi all, glad to hear you're all getting on great; my training is struggling but I'm just concentrating on getting well for In The Long Run 2013.

I can't wait - the next challenge is the Great North Run, then Berlin!

Orbutt - speed work on ITLR? Blimey, I just want to be able to finish each day's stretch!

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