Ahhhh ok - that explains it... cheers HMMThat was the tough mid section ...so less climbing now theoretically should produce a faster course?
yes as HMM says the middle loop is shorter with it cutting up Weyburn Road instead of going up the whole length of Croft Road. Weyburn is a wee toughie, definitely don't push it too much at this stage, then take advantage of a good downhill once you get to the top!!
Sounds good - I remember the downhill section back down to the coast - very scenic & very welcome at that point from memory! Ran my 1.41 PB here in '06 ... I'll be happy with sub 1.50 this time round though!
Martin - Larne comes at a perfect time if you are training for Belfast ..... it's about 5 weeks beforehand so means you can "have a good go" @ Larne with plenty of recovery time during your taper month that follows.Good indicator of your likely pace/time in Belfast too.... double it and and 20/30 mins.
Good on ya - 2 marathons - 5 weeks apart! Fair play...Is entry now full for Walled City? Am I right there was only a limited entry?Larne's my favorite half - def worth trying to get the time off to do it. (Heather where's my commission )
Extra sandwiches for you Ricky!!
Yes Martin I think you are right - many delay entering in case they get injured/training doesn't go well - I know I do! Dublin use the old trick of increasing the entry fee a few times as the the date approaches thus encouraging people to commit earlier at the lower entry fee.Heather you're gonna be busy makin all these extra sandwiches - hope you've time to run
OK - where's this snow? Just back in from a 6 miler and no sign - quite mild in fact @ +5deg .... according to the forecasts it will be a whiteout in the morning with rushhour chaos?!
I'm going to do Larne and looking forward to it, but will not be signing up just yet - why? because I signed up for Dervock last year and got injured and had to watch from the sidelines - I do not want to do that again - I'm a Ballymena man - don't want to loose my fee! It will be my first 1/2.
I was out running yesterday afternoon and it wasn't that mild I thought, cold stiff wind blowing, managed to do over 14 miles which is the farthest I've run - don't intend going above the 14.1 more than once between now and 23rd March.
I've not been out yet today, 3 degrees this morning in belfast so I fully expect to be freezing and am not looking forward to the temperature!
I also plan to do Larne but won't be signing up just yet as have been bitten by injury in the past. I'll enter before closing date though.
I was planning to have a good go at a parkrun tomorrow but I'm not sure conditions will be too good for it at that time of the morning based on weather predictions!
I can now confirm - it is not warm out there and if you are running wear leggings!!
i have serious doubts about my run tomorrow being outside! i thnik ill end up on a treadmill in the gym!! take care anyone whos out in those conditions!!
Think we're going to get off relatively lightly compared to parts of England & Wales ... not much more snow forecast . Just to be pretty much hovering around freezing point all weekend.I've a run scheduled in for tomorrow anoon & sunday morning - it'll happen rain, hail, ice or snow! Nice one Martin on the arctic run!
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