Lochaber Marathon 2012

discussion's about this years Lochaber Marathon

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08/04/2012 at 12:52
The plan for me this morning was a nice gentle 10 miles, but ended up running it all at MP. I can't seem to run a slower pace. A coupe of short runs mid week and that's that.... Stomach is gurgling just thinking about next Sunday.
09/04/2012 at 08:55
I went out for a 10 miler along the West Highland Way that turned into 13miles! A good easy pace.
Clocked 46 miles for the week down from average off 55/week, feel as if I did too many miles last week - need to drop to 25/30 this week! This tapering is a nightmare!!
Is there going to be snow next week?! The weather is the biggest worry!!
09/04/2012 at 11:23

One weather site says showers and thunderstorms for next sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- however the temp forecast is up to 8 degrees, 65% chance rain, but wind looks less........................it might be OK, the forcast hasbeen dreadful 1 week out each year I've done it, only for the day itself to be bright, crisp, and just right temp -wise ( or evn a little too hot!).

I'm seizing up from too much sitting at the 'puter- sure it's much worse for me than r*nning!

09/04/2012 at 11:57

Crisp, 8 degrees and no wind please.

My right big toe and the one next to it have been rubbing together and the skin is hanging off both. Ouch!! Need to get some decent plasters, and pain killers, for Sunday.

NEAMAC - I daren't check my average weekly average. I would pull out now if I did....

It will be intersting to see how my run compares with Berlin, when I religiously followed a training plan. I suspect I may become aquainted with the 'wall' this time.

09/04/2012 at 17:41

Sunday Fort William on Metcheck

5C, feels like 1C, 1mm rain light overcast. wind 12mph Northerly. If that holds then less pleasant than last year but a whole lot better for running in.

Just getting the 'have I trained enough paranoia'

 Good luck everyone, see you Sunday.

10/04/2012 at 21:18

Just back from a week's hols on Mull - snow on the hills (and I hadn't taken my crampons or ice axe!). 

Glad to hear everyone is suffering from 'taperitiis'. 12 miles at MP for me last Sunday - no running at all while on Mull but a couple of long hill days (and putting that down as 'equivalent miles').

I forecast that there will be weather in Fort William on Sunday and that it probably won't be hot. Seriously I don't fancy hypothermia, haven't been training wearing a Polartec fleece and don't fancy trying it for the first time on Sunday.

11/04/2012 at 18:26
I am getting e-mails saying that 14may83 has posted, but I can't see the posts. Anyone else having this problem. Are you seeing my posts??
11/04/2012 at 18:32
I can see them now. Must have hit 'Ignore Member' button by mistake. Sorry!
12/04/2012 at 13:18
Surprisingly little chatter on here considering how close to race day it is. can only assume people are tucked away tucking into carbs - glorious excuse to eat every couple of hours
12/04/2012 at 17:45
2wheels-good - I am putting on weight every hour, I think I will be rolling round the course on Sunday.
Glorious day in Glasgow today can't believe it is to be 4c and raining on Sunday!?
12/04/2012 at 18:09
The forecast is now 7 degrees, light showers, 6mph NE wind. Not bad??  Now for some more food.
12/04/2012 at 21:02
Met Office has 8 degrees, dry but cloudy and next to no wind - I'll take that now.  We are heading up Friday afternoon and making a weekend of it, so this is probably my last posting before the race - best wishes to everyone on here.  See you at the post-race tea and cakes!
13/04/2012 at 19:13

Weather looking pretty good, Might even have a slight tail wind on the way back. Good luck to you all and hopefully see you at the finish line.

13/04/2012 at 20:00
Simon - as you kindly visited the Paris thread to wish us luck on Sunday I thought it was only polite to drop by and do the same. Having done both marathons, I can definitely say that although the scenery in Paris may be more French, the scenery in Lochaber is more, well, mountain-y . Good luck all, and hope the weather holds for you.
13/04/2012 at 21:31
Many thanks RR. This is only my 2nd marathon and it will be very different from Berlin. At least there shouldn't be any water station stampedes. Or the 21 degree temperatures....
13/04/2012 at 22:25
Good luck to everyone for Sunday. Sorry I can't be with you.
14/04/2012 at 06:47

Hi- am up and raring to go- just got to pop in to work ,then driving up the road. Weather looks hopeful now. Spent the whole of the last week hiding from alll the people with work with some horrible viral thingy..........think I've avoided it, but every slight thing makes me think I'm about to get sick!!!

Fingers crossed for all those who've actually made it to the start line ( or nearly...........).

See you there!

14/04/2012 at 07:41
Good Luck to all tomorrow - lets hope we all get the times we are looking far.
I hope the weather holds and most importantly - ENJOY!! (That will come back and haunt me in the last 5-6 miles!!)
14/04/2012 at 09:23

Thanks Goldeagle. Hope you are on the mend. 

2 mile jog completed. A few niggles from my troublesome calf, and a few sniffles this morning - hopefully just mind games. Heading off to Fort William now to find a big screen to watch the Dandy Dons thump Hibs in the Scottish Cup Semi Final. 'Come on Ye Reds!'. When they win, it's going to be really hard to resist a beer. But I will....

15/04/2012 at 17:02
Bit earier resisting that beer after that result then !!
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