Re: strategies for the last 6 miles

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VA
07/06/2014 at 21:56

Hi there,

I thought sharing ideas on the most difficult part of the marathon could be good for everybody.

Here's mine: at mile 20 I go for 23 breaking it down mile by mile. My rationale is that if I get to 23 the finish line is too close to give up and then I try to keep up the pace for one more mile, one more and one more. 

What's your strategy?

08/06/2014 at 07:36

I just run it and think later

 

08/06/2014 at 09:41

Williams: "when it comes, I won't even notice."

Han: "oh? How so?"

williams:" 'cos I'll be too busy looking good!''

08/06/2014 at 16:36

Bloody hell, only 10k left now... Bloody hell, Only 9km to go, eeeek is there really 8.8km still to go..... FFS stop whining woman there is only 8k to go. etc...

Then at 40km it's thanks f**k for that only 2.2km to go get your arse in gear. 

Edited: 08/06/2014 at 16:36
VA
09/06/2014 at 08:38

Like that! Break it down into smaller manageable chunks 

VA
22/06/2014 at 21:10

Has anyone got experience of ultras? I was thinking that if you've done 50 miles in one go (or so) then marathon running and concentration should greatly improve. Or is it just a different game?

23/06/2014 at 19:07

I kept going for the last six miles of my second marathon thinking, if I don't get a move on, then I will not get a PB.

The temptation to walk was pretty strong at times. And that thought was motivation enough to keep me jogging.

 


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