London 2008

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10/04/2008 at 13:20

Really excited when looked at weather forecast.  Cant wait now.

Signing off now.  Good luck to everyone and looking forward to reading the race reports.

During my training, particularly the long runs, I kept telling myself - 'Train Hard, Race Easy'.   'Easy' is really wishful thinking, but fingers crossed for a good one.  Good Luck everyone.

10/04/2008 at 14:06

Julie, it's heavy rain and unless you've built in puddle inetrvals as part of training there's nothing to get excited about. 

Or am I missing something?

Ran the first couple of miles of the course last night, although I ran the red start and I'm blue, doh!

Greenwich Park looks lovely, all full of portable toilets.

10/04/2008 at 14:18

metcheck  for 10am is 9c with a 5mph gentle breeze, rain by 1pm though - will be in so much pain by then won't notice a bit of rain.  Pretty much perfect running weather for me

10/04/2008 at 15:08

Sure I read somewhere, think it was CG, that there is more oxygen in air when raining, so looking on the positive side!   Tend to think its true as all my PB's are in the rain.........

Now CT, you will not be in pain, you will be strongly running last mile, or 9:45 start + 3:15 = 13:00 finish, just in time to avoid the rain!

10/04/2008 at 15:51

CT - The weather looks perfect to me.

Anyone meeting up Sunday morning at the Blue Start Area around 8am by the Church?

Edited: 10/04/2008 at 15:52
10/04/2008 at 15:55

Weather sounds ok, I take everything back.

 It's my first FLM, what time do I need to be there (I'm walking to the start as I only live down the road)

10/04/2008 at 16:05

Domsk - I would suggest around 8:00 - 8:30 this will give you more than enough time to change and get ready for running 26.2m, running London for the first time, enjoy the experience.

10/04/2008 at 16:12

Smiffie  - here's hoping - although I will still be happy if get a little bit wet! 

Domsk - I would get there at least an hour before the start, queues for the toilets are long (even if you go just before your leave home you will need to go again at least once - nerves!)  Also gives you time to get your bag on the baggage truck and to warm up before going into start pen.

Lots of loverly eating today (he says wiping his chin). 

OMG only 3 more sleeps.

10/04/2008 at 16:13
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10/04/2008 at 19:58
     Last post for me probably ; travelling tomorrow to register .   Have a really great day everyone ;; lets' enjoy it     !!!   
10/04/2008 at 19:59

All the best DRK if I dont see you.

Geoff will be at the church around 0830 I would have thought.......

10/04/2008 at 20:01
Did I say last post  ?   (getting addicted to   ) Forcast changed since lunchtime : now showers not arriving til after 13:00 and more sun than not ? doubt we'll be warm enough ...  .....   
10/04/2008 at 20:04

Looking at the current weather using the link above, this just gets better, between 10:00 - 12:59 blue skies no cloud, temp 12 degrees C, very light wind.


10/04/2008 at 21:21

Good luck to you all. I will be there cheering you on as my marathon is now over!!!!!!!!!!!!

On Sunday I tore both sides of my calf muscle skiing and have been limping around for the lasy four days. Have now been completely ruled out by the local medics. Calf is black from the ankle to the knee. Curretly heavily strapped and taking blood circulation pills.


I will be looking out for all of you.

Good luck to you all. May you all achieve your dreams.

 As for me, well I have £10,000 pledged so will do a mara later in the year. I will not give up!!!!

 Best wishes


10/04/2008 at 21:39
Swayer - Best Wishes, never give up.
10/04/2008 at 21:41
Swayer: I feel for you. I broke my foot last year with 7 weeks to go and had to defer to this year. I only had £2,500 raised. I took myself off to Dublin and ran 3 hours 30 mins and 52 seconds. I've only run two marathons London 2005 and Dublin last Oct.  However my feeling was that Dublin was such a nicer experience.
10/04/2008 at 21:51

This'll be my last post until it's all over for this year as I'm off skiing tomorrow and will no doubt return in a week's time to many stories of blood (not too much I hope), sweat (plenty of it) and tears (of joy hopefully).

I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone who's taking part the very best of luck. There are too many names on this thread to mention, but if humour, inspiration and motivation were indicators of success then there would be PB's a-plenty.

I'm not an expert, let alone an FLM veteran but a few thoughts:

If it's your first marathon (or your first London Marathon), then take time to soak up the atmosphere, smile whenever people call out your name if you've got it visible and cherish the run up the Mall.

Go with the game plan; pace yourself well and make the most of the drinks stops

When it gets tough (and it will), put a positive picture in your mind - a proud child holding your medal, the impact on the cause you're running for, the feeling of getting over the line knowing you've done your best.

Most importantly, enjoy it and I really hope to be on the start line with many of you next year!!

11/04/2008 at 07:11

Lorenzo, thanks - enjoy your holiday.

Swayer - what an nightmare That's twice skiing's wrecked your marathon. Feel for you. Do Berlin - you'll love it.

Drk - and everyone else heading up to the Smoke today - good luck and look forward to reading all about it.

I'm kicking around for days yet!

11/04/2008 at 07:16

Morning Sub 3:30s!

Just popped in here for a quick lurk and to wish you all well for Sunday.  I really belong here as well, but in a desperate attempt to at last break 3:20 (ie 200 minutes) I've been on the sub 3:15 thread this year.  Nice people, but their training is scary...

Enjoy Sunday!

11/04/2008 at 07:51

come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

not been on the thread this year but as an old sub 3:30 forumite

 good luck everyone, all the dedication and hard work is about to pay off for all of you with many PB's, run well, run strong and remember the weakest muscle in your body is your mind.....

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