discussion's about this years Lochaber Marathon
I am tapering, though maybe not as much as I should be. 13 miles tomorrow, 8 tomorrow week, then a rest week(end) and then just a pootled parkrun on 14th to take advantage of being in Scotland.
Hello all - it is suddenly seemin a lot closer. Last LSR (20-21 miles) for me later today. Still feeling the strains from last weekend; physio has blamed it on my glutes rather than the hamstrings - a bit stiff but we will see how it goes today. My taper starts tomorrow - slightly complicated by being on holiday in Mull for a week from next Saturday - need to find a 13 mile reasonably flat and safe route on single track roads with lots of holiday traffic - any suggestions welcome!
Did 20 miles in 3 hours early yesterday, well before the mercury hit the dizzy heights of 21 degrees. Apart from a couple of nasty blisters I seem to have come through it unscathed. Despite my pitiful training mileage, getting to the start line now looks like a real possibility. Not sure whether to start the taper now or put in another 20 miler next weekend. The sensible thing to do would to start winding back now, but we'll see!Glad everyone else seems to be getting in good shape. Some excellent half marathon times being posted.
Here's hoping the weather is a bit more seasonal in 3 weeks time!
There certainly has been a problem with hot weather once in the last 5 years, but I think we'll be back to usual dreich scottish conditions by then.
Little bit of faster running for me this morning- just to prove that the taper has started! No mor eslow plodding wah-hey! ( except the 16miles next weekend!)
Decided that 16 miles today would be silly, did 13miles, with middle bit at planned race pace - I'm having trouble finding a steady pace, and kept going up to more like half mara pace.....then I was knackered, never mind. Realy must rest a bit now, legs still feel rough.
I think just a few short runs at race pace or faster , nothing longer than an hour from now.
Just looked at my stats, compared to PB at this distance, on Fetch anaylsis thingy- unless I do less than 1 miles in the next 2 weeks, my mileage will be higher than previously , so perhaps my trainig hasn't been as awful as I thought!
Positive thoughts, everyone.....don't let the taper wibbles set in!
I'm also hoping that the reason it felt so bad yesterday was the accumualtion of fatigue from trainig- the taper WILL fix that .....................I hope!
Starting to think about my race kit for the day- weather looks like it will be cooler by then, but I've never needed anthing more substantial than running vest, 3/4 leggings, arm warmers, and a hat to actually run in.
Hope we're not going to end up running through a snow drift!
current forcast for fort william next weekend
2degress, feels like -4, 19% chance precip, 20 mph northerly wind!
A lovely Scottish Spring day. Shorts and vest it is then...
I think it might be reasonably sheltered from a northerly, as the road goes along the north side of the Loch, and there are hills north of that.
I might re-think what I was going to wear, though- add gloves, ear warmers, maybe switch to a top with sleeves!
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