discussion's about this years Lochaber Marathon
Love Fort William, normally camp there in July but think April might still be a bit chilly!!
Weather absolutely awful here not inspiring training at all......
Hi folks. Did my first marathon in Berlin in September and I am now looking for one to run in the spring. Paris would be the obvious choice but I think it would be very similar to Berlin in terms of scale and atmosphere. I fancy something different and Lochaber would seem to fit the bill? No airports to contend with either, just a nice 2 hour drive down from Elgin. Mmmm. Very tempting.....
I am thinking of doing this one, but I am not a fast runner, pb is 4.46, I am not worried about being on my own or last (been there done that) but do want a friendly experience. Does this fit the bill?
Slow and old wrote (see)
I am thinking of doing this one, but I am not a fast runner, pb is 4.46, I am not worried about being on my own or last (been there done that) but do want a friendly experience. Does this fit the bill? Em
OK, so need to look at trainig plans soon- I've just done my first ultra- 31 miles, yesterday, so need 2 weeks of no running to recover, then time to get going again. I'm comcentrating on lots of realtively slow mileage, but MUST do some speed work too- last time I just did slow stuff, and I'm getting to the point where marathon pace feels really fast- not good!
Will try to do something along the lines of Pfizinger and Dougls less than 55 miles per week.
Take your time, enjoy the scenery, feel the Highlands.
There's a PB in it for sure, if you want it - yet this is really one for those of us who just love running.
The cleanest air, the freshest green and the softest Highland accents you'll ever experience. And the unmistakable shape of The Ben all the way back in.
The weather is often warm and windless, even when there is gentle rain.
Take it all with a quiet smile and that calm confidence that comes from being a marathon runner.
You'll love it.
Thanks Adidas - I have entered
Tricalitt - Just being very nosey, which ultra and how did you find it.
Johnchik - I agree the scenery will be the highlight.
I am looking at plans now, Happy running all
kaz1 wrote (see)
Love Fort William, normally camp there in July
s&o- Glen Ogle ultra- a new one, 'sposed to be 33 miles, but they had to change the course. I went VERY slowly ( took me 5:15 to get to marathon distance), but felt good. "off road" but on good paths, and oddly my feet feel less battered than after a road marathon. I've decided to go down the ultra route, as my marathons are getting slower, and a bit frustrating, so, if I can kid myself they're training runs for ultras, then I'll just relax and enjoy the day. (OK, weird psychology, but heh).
Tricialitt - An interesting experience, I have thought about doing one but was worried that I am too slow, do they have cut-offs normally. Also I am a very poor navigator and am terrified of getting lost.
I haven't signed up yet, but have booked accomodation (that can be cancelled at no cost...). My dilema is that I am off to the Rockies for two weeks skiing at the end of Feb. and don't get back until 8 March - 5 weeks before the marathon. Tricialitt - you have confirmed my fears that this might be a problem! I have only done one marathon - Berlin this year - and really want to beat my time of 3 hours 53. What to do???
Adidas- The marathon will be a piece of cake for you after that!
Tricialitt - I have the lore of running too, its a big book!
I have found my running mojo and am just enjoying getting out at the moment.
OK, I'm back into running post- ultra, but it's still a struggle- managed 2x 6 mile commute to/ from work yesterday- keeping it slow to keep HR below 70% as per HADD. Will build up to aim for 4x6 mile commute, plus 1x 11 mile commute per week, all at slow pace. Am also doing spinning class once weekly to try to keep some cardiac fitness.
Have also booked Hotel- Nevis bank this year- all the others either have crap reviews, or are filling up already. Not cheap, but heh? UNfortunately the only practical way of doing this race for me is for OH to drive me up the road on saturday afternoon ( from Glasgow), run sunday, grab a shower, and sit in the car getting REALLY stiff and sore to get back home sunday evening for work monday. I'd love to stay the extra night after, but can't afford work time, and we can't leave the cat alone in the house too long.
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