costs, outfit, accomodation etc
Well folks I've come to the conclusion that taking part is going to be as complicated as organising my wedding.
Accomodation- booked into hotel Fri, Sat & Sunday
Transport to London- Bus booked
Transport to start- Same bus
Outfit- not decided but definately need new trainers
Hair- will need a shorter style to cope with all the washing etc
Photos/ video- BBC & tape it
RSVP's - sent off club place form but how do I know they've got it?
Fitness- lost weight before I got wed & suspect I will again in the next 16 weeks ....bye bye boobs
Food- have been sick when used gels before so will have to test a few combinations.
Lastly schedules- what schedule?
Anyone else thinking of hiring a marathon planner??
Train for 4 months.
Drive down to london on the day (70miles) catch the tube to the start.
Run the race.
No big deal.
No, it's not just you
I've already started writing lists....Started stashing away compeed patches...looking at the course map.
Being generally obsessive.
I'd settle for "generally" obsessive.
My mum in law was telling us all about a trip to Norway she's got planned, it sounds fabulous, a real holiday to remember. She leaves on 26th April. Guess what my contribution to the conversation was
No, no nerves before a race, certainly not one 4 months away!
I'm slow, so i'm not likely to win, so why worry? And it's not my 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th etc marathon. The only time i've been nervous before a mathon was when i've turned up injured, and wondered if i'd make it to the end, i always have though.
I can see the similarities Camlo, for a girl
for a bloke it probably wouldn't be a good idea to leave the 4 months pre VLM all to your better half apart from getting p*ssed with mates the night before (or maybe a whole week 2 weeks n advance, in Spain), then turning up on the day in clothes chosen by Mrs (inc new shoes). Some might of course say that's not the ideal way to prepare for marriage either
good luck with it all
Absolutely Jezza- nor to drink champagne for breakfast........
I'm so nervous, this is a huge thing for me, never run over 17 miles before or raced over a half distance. I live in rural wales & panic that if I use the tube I'll get on at the wrong side heading the opposite direction & panic that I will get lost at the finish or lose my chip, or get stuck in a loo.......
I must admit I did think about the traditional pre-race haircut this morning.
I wonder how many brides-to-be have ever sat in the chair the day before, as I will, and say "Number 2 all over please. Big day tomorrow!"
If you sent your club place by recorded delivery you can check to see if they received it.
Mmm wondering whether to get t-shirts printed up for Team Spinkletoes.
In the style of a hen party. Chances are hubster won't want to wear pink sparkly cowboy hat though.
LMAO you are so right Camlo. The worrying thing is I think most people on here plan and train better for the marathon then they do for their wedding.
I'll never forget doing my marriage prepartion course and being asked by another course participant if I had chosen my colour scheme yet!?! I hadn't because, I didn't give a toss about things like that, I was preparing for marriage not a wedding!!!
Spinks - defo go for your own shirts, can I put my order in now
Lol- there won't be anymore weddings or babies for me but *perhaps* another marathon if this one goes ok.
Just spent the night in hospital with my youngest who has bad chicken pox- good job it was ok, all I could think about was that I was supposed to be startting my schedule this week..... what happens if the kids are ill on VLM weekend- would I be able to leave them & still concentrate???
can definitely identify with the childbirth analogy.
ran it in 2001 as was 30 - felt i needed to run a marathon at some point. was a one-off. was a real struggle but i did it. was an amazing experience crossing the finish line - v proud of self. then couldn't walk for a week. was in agony. never again.
entered the 2002 ballot as soon as it opened!
agree with LWJ - let other people deal with any problems on the day - i always get my Mum to come up as well so that Mr G has back up. then i don;t think about them until i join the mobile phone frenzy at the end and try and speak to them.
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