Brighton marathon...SCARED!!

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15/03/2012 at 14:47

Is anybody doing a marathon soon and feels slightly undertrained due to illness/injury etc??  I'm back on track but am a bit behind on training...my longest run to date is 11 miles and the marathon is in 4 and a bit weeks time!!  I'm running for Prostate Action, anyone want to join me on the day and crawl along with me??!! 

cougie    pirate
15/03/2012 at 17:15
I'd be scared too ! Run - walk strategy for you I think !
15/03/2012 at 17:42
I'm sure you will be fine. 11 milesis nearly a half marathon. I'm sure you can do the few extra miles
15/03/2012 at 17:43
Oh, just noticed it's a FULL Marathon......You're screwed
15/03/2012 at 18:01
Cheers Sussex Runner....now I really am worried!!!  Ah well, I'll go with cougie's suggestion and run..walk, walk, walk....run...walk, walk, walk!!!  Btw, I'm not a serious competitive athlete or looking to smash any records!!!  I will do this with gritted teeth,,come on, wish me luck! 
15/03/2012 at 18:03
Sally - message me
15/03/2012 at 18:12
Sally - I would do a run/walk on you next long run. Don't worry about fitting lots of short runs in as well. Your long runs are what help with marathon distance. If you have a Garmin you could run for 0.75 mile and walk for 0.25 mile. Or do a time run/walk.
15/03/2012 at 18:23
Sally - I got your message but my phone it not letting me reply. I will try again later. Enjoy your run
cougie    pirate
15/03/2012 at 21:49
Sussex runner I did actually LOL at that. Bravo !
16/03/2012 at 09:15
Thanks Cougie x
16/03/2012 at 09:54
You could try an run-walk approach but you'd need to be very disciplined at start it from the beginning, not end up running the first 11 miles then walking the rest. Also, check the cut-off time. You don't want to get to mile 20 and find the course being dismantled around you or even worse you're not allowed to finish. To be honest, I'd defer - you'd enjoy the experience much more if you're properly trained. If you've been ill or injured there's no shame in that. I know for London if you can't do 15 miles a month before they recommend you don't run.
16/03/2012 at 09:58
cougie  wrote (see)
Sussex runner I did actually LOL at that. Bravo !

+1
02/04/2012 at 15:53
Sally - are you still aiming on doing Brighton? I am meant to be doing Brighton and London and using Brighton as a slow one, message me - we may be able to go on the go slow together depending on what your plan is!
16/04/2012 at 17:38
A big fat raspberry to Cougie and Sussex Runner (NLR)...I got my medal at the Brighton Marathon, no thanks to your discouraging comments!!  The marathon is the people's race after all, not just for those who consider themselves "serious" athletes.  Anyone who crosses that finish line in no matter what time deserves that medal.
16/04/2012 at 17:47

There's no need for that. You may have finished, but that's no call to be rude to people who you asked for help, just because you didn't like the answer.

You asked were you in a position to run a marathon, and were told that, no, you've scrimped on the training - you'lll not be able to run it. And your time tells it all. 6:26 means you can hardly be sitting thinking how well you did. You did half the training any person seriously thinking about running a marathon would do - and it shows.

Get a grip, grow up and stop thinking you've "run" anywhere.

17/04/2012 at 12:17

+1 Helen - I was thinking how to phrase a response - and you've just said everything I wanted to say.

People are here to offer support and help - don't be rude.

17/04/2012 at 12:35
Helen Liz wrote (see)

There's no need for that. You may have finished, but that's no call to be rude to people who you asked for help, just because you didn't like the answer.

You asked were you in a position to run a marathon, and were told that, no, you've scrimped on the training - you'lll not be able to run it. And your time tells it all. 6:26 means you can hardly be sitting thinking how well you did. You did half the training any person seriously thinking about running a marathon would do - and it shows.

Get a grip, grow up and stop thinking you've "run" anywhere.

+1,

You did very little training, and performed as such. Anyone can do that.

17/04/2012 at 12:37

I don't get why you're blowing raspberries at two people who offered you advice - which you seem to have taken, given the time you completed in.

I daresay you feel pleased with yourself (and nothing wrong with that), but there's no need to be rude to people who responded to your request for advice!

17/04/2012 at 12:59
I think the above comments make my point....I am just very proud that I completed this run, and am not sitting around moping about my crap time...I did it and raised money for a good cause.  If you click on the What? below, after 'Think before you slam someone', it says think before you "mock a nervous first timer" which is what I was referring to, I needed encouragement not comments like "you're screwed"!! I get the impression that us amateur joggers are not deemed worthy to enter runs like this, well I disagree.  And for the person who took 9 1/2 hours to complete Brighton, I say well done and admire you for sticking it out. 
17/04/2012 at 13:55
Yup, It says "think before you do it", not "don't do it"
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