'Marathon preparation'

what does this mean?

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03/04/2003 at 10:05
On the RW intermediate schedule, it says for this Sunday do a 10m run and practice your 'marathon preparation'. Sorry to be a dunce, but what does that last bit mean? Is it the warm up, how you physically start running when the crowd starts to move off...?
03/04/2003 at 10:07
try out your kit,practise drinking whilst running,vaseline the bits you expect to hurt,know what to eat on the morning of the 13th,stuff like that.
03/04/2003 at 10:09
I am aiming on getting up at the time I intend to on 13th, eating my normal pre-race meal, putting my race kit on and get going at 9h45. Take a drinking bottle with LSport orrange (as is being handed out in the race).

Enjoy it, visualise the race and the people arround you.
03/04/2003 at 10:18
Oha, that's what it means. Thanks. I'll put that into practice then - I wonder how many of us I shall bump into round Park doing the same thing!
03/04/2003 at 10:21
When you go for your last training run just shout "London marathon" see how many waves you get.Then again you might get carted off.
03/04/2003 at 11:50
Thanks pinto wannabe, that's a plan! Someone's also suggested I do the whole route to Greenwich, and do my last long run from there, just to tell my body I can do it. Maybe that smacks of over dedication...?
03/04/2003 at 12:00
Depends where you live! :-)

When you have done everything and are happy that that is how you want to do it on race day, WRITE IT ALL DOWN! Make a list of all the stuff you need to take with you, mark which of it needs to be worn with a W and which needs to go in your bag with a B. Then you can tick it off as you put it in the bag/put it on on race morning. This saves on last minute panics at having forgotten something vital.
03/04/2003 at 12:00
BTW - yes, I am sad.
Monique    pirate
03/04/2003 at 21:03
marathon prep. for me is running 10 miles in the exact socks shoes kit etc as I will wear on race day after a having the exact breakfast I will have on race day.
Plum    pirate
03/04/2003 at 21:42
IM going to do the first 6 miles of the marathon course with 2 miles there and 2 back again coz I can. I can walk to the start from home if I feel like it but will probably cycle.
03/04/2003 at 22:16
take it all in savour the momebt all the work has been done see the thosands thinking just like you ,in your pen turn to a neigbour shake there hand wish them luck they will appreciate it and will make you fell good to best of luck
05/01/2004 at 12:08
hey guys, this isn't a reply really, i am new to this,but it relates to the 16 week program. i am an aussie coming to london in a few weeks, missed london so intend to do a marathon later in the year, possibly new york??

i have run 90 mins for a half and can do 10k's in about 40 mins. according to a calculator on the us runners world site, i should be able to complete a marathon in 3:09-3:21 (seems a bit quick to me).

i only run 4-5 times a week as i cross-train, i make them count though, but this prog has 6-7 runs/week which is too many for my legs (old rugby injuries)

i haven't done a marathon before, am i kidding myself? do i have any idea what i am getting myself into? and if i do new york, do i just work on my fitness base betwen now and may, then start the 16 week prog? or do a half program?

this is too long, sorry.





05/01/2004 at 13:12
Anto

I trained for last year's FLM on 3-4 runs per week, and have identical half and 10K times to you. I managed FLM in 3:30 (I've always found those calculators a bit optimistic). All you need to do is put in a few long runs (I did 3 at 20M plus, and a 20M race) in the Spring, and you are there.

No worries mate.
21/12/2004 at 06:04
I bought a polar s625x a couple of months ago and I'm starting to train the intermediate marathon schedule. I have a couple of questions concerning the differrent workouts in this schedule.

What is the difference, in pace and in heart rate, between easy, steady and long runs in this schedule? I mean the basic difference, e.g. easy = 65% max WHR and so on? Which one of these paces is slowest and which is fastest?
21/12/2004 at 08:36
twist, I think you're supposed to gather round 30000 friends, rent 800 portaloos, practise queuing for them, wait 2 hours at the start line in a bin bag, spend half an hour shuffling forward before you break into a run, start your stopwatch as you cross the mat, etc., etc. It will help if some of your friends dress up as wombles and overtake you just as you cross the finish line.

HTH.
21/12/2004 at 13:40
'scuse me - that was no costume - I am a Womble!
22/12/2004 at 13:06
No, you look like a tigger to me!
11/04/2005 at 14:17
Good luck to everyone doing FLM 05 - Have a great day. I got rejected so am doing Stratford instead. If anyone knows what the course is like (i.e.Hills) please let me know.
11/04/2005 at 16:02
There are a few climbs at Stratford and also long flat sections along the Greenway (converted railway line-cycle path) and the last bit along ther river and through the park is flat.
10/06/2005 at 08:45
A query about the intermediate schedule. I am a newbie so have no first hand experience. I notice there are three half marathon races in the schedule with only one day's rest after each. I understood more rest was needed after a race. Any comments welcome
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