A place to discuss running in Lancashire
yes running when its quite is nice in a way and early morning is nice, esp when its sunny.
slowly waking up and having my breakfast in time for a 12 mile run.....its another sunny day so im really looking forward to it.
Challenge wanaka on 4, looks an amazing setting for a sports event.
Good luck to any one race and have a good one anyone who is out running this morning.
Ah wekk dine Rick, thats good going considering what you were doing the week before.
I have still not booked a race for this month thinking about the Fleetwood 10 Mile. Any one done it before ?
Any yes the weekend was good weather for running, we just need this cold wind to drop and then it a be good times.
I am already looking forward to watching the London Marathon and its still two weeks away.
I would go with what matt says rick. The marathon needs sixteen weeks focused training, for the event itself , starting from a solid base.
You could maybe do it and get round, but it would hurt and might put you off marathons for life.......So hold fire and maybe look for a marathon in September, if you really want to do one this year. Again matt does advice this.
My first marathon was all Edinburgh (Must be a good one for first timers) and like matt, i too had only done one twenty mile run.
I came in at the half way point only one minute slower than my HM PB and again like matt the later half of the marathon was a struggle. I think from the 20 mile point, it was more of a shuffle than anything and I came in at 04:13....i had thought id make 03:30 at one point!!!
Since then ive done London and Preston marathons and in preston i finished in 03:48, so getting closer to what i want. I think it takes a few marathons to truly get to grips with in and i certainly found my third one went how i planned it and i managed a strong finish, two minutes ahead of my best hope time.
In training i had four 20 miles and one 22 mile run, so that probably helped too, but i do still think it takes a couple of goes at the distance to get into the groove. Race wise in the months running up to a marathon dont do anything shorter than 10 Miles is also good advice i think.
the weather was terrible at Preston, at lot of runners nipples suffered big time!!! lol ouch!!!
You need need to work out a good pace plan rick and try and stick to it, that way you get around how you want. Thats what i did at Preston, although apart of me feels maybe i held back too much, but then i am still pleased with the result so its all good.
21 mile run well done rick, i did just 12 today, in the rain and wind!! Typical that the weather finally warms up and it rains!!
I would go with matts advice, but if you really want to do it, then do it. You could always wait till next year you know lol
Hello Paul, im guessing your planning on doing a marathon soon based on your post.
Hello to everyone,Been a long time since I have posted from home, away working means I missed the Cartmel run (my first one too) been training whilst away and now its going to be in at the deep end with Coniston Marathon. Niggling foot injury which I posted in health forum holding me back a bit now. Jealous reading about everyones brilliant races but just wanted to say and well done to everyone, hope I can join the list come June
Rick, my experience travelling and from playing sport (not running) is the world is full of people who against all odd's accomplish amazing things and defy everything to do it. I think it trickles down into everything we do so if you think you can then know you can and do it dude
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