now i like the good for weight idea........
I'm not menopausal but am 51, so I think I count to respond in this thread!
I've got better with age - my best HM time was last year at 1.48 and this year I'm aiming for sub 4.00 at Brighton. My last marathon was 20 years ago London 4.12. but I've just done 20 miles today in 3.02 so hopefully i shall beat that time!
Is a GFA over 50 for every race or just long ones?
Hi Jelleybaby.....lucky you, 51 and not suffering! Your times sound really good and the twice I've done 20 miles in or just under 3 hours I have broken the magic 4 hours for the marathon, so keep everything crossed.
Don't hold me to this but I am fairly sure that in order to qualify for GFA you have to prove to the London Marathon organisers you've completed a full marathon in under 4 hours (age 50-54) or under 4.15 (age 55-59) within the past two years.
I've just done the most ridiculous training run of my life. 24 miles of steep, never-ending hills. I have my nearly-60-year-old crazy sister to thank for it and won't be speaking to her until I've recovered! That's not because I'm half dying from exhaustion and pain but because I am jealous that she breezed through it! I will never ever be doing such a mad training run again.
As a fv50, if you can run a half marathon in under 100 mins you get a free GFA place in Bath half marathon
So impressed to hear about these times, feeling low as sweaty broken night sleeps and permanent feeling of dehydration really affecting my running.did london last year 2012 just under 4hrs but I'm struggling this year. The other big issue is that GI issues have been affecting the running and not sure if this is linked to menopause too....all advice most welcome
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