Prague 2012

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08/12/2011 at 20:38
Have signed up for the Prague marathon in May 2012   Any other takers ??
09/12/2011 at 19:14

Hi, im also signed up for it. This will be my 2nd marathon. You?

10/12/2011 at 18:11

Janie

My 21st  

Had a long weekend in prague during the summer so thought I would go back and run Down side I'm told is the cobbles

But looking forward to it plus it was easier to get in than London

11/12/2011 at 19:30
Sorry Slowfoot, I have a date with Edinburgh marathon and 2 marathons in 2 consecutive weeks is too much for me! Enjoy it and all that training
31/12/2011 at 00:00

Wow 21 marathons under your belt.......

 Ive just booked flights and hotel staying friday until monday.  Prague looks amazing im really looking forward to it.....got my number too couple of days ago so its all becoming a reality....just need to get the training in.

Hows your training going Slowfoot?

21/01/2012 at 23:45

Janie

Not really started yet !  Will start in a couple of weeks (hopefully)

Im staying Friday till Tuesday where you flying from ? Have you set yourself a target time ?

also have my number 4284 (i think)

22/01/2012 at 09:44
I'm also doing Prague. It will be my 9th. I went there as a backpacker about 20 years ago and have been wanting to go back ever since. Would never have imagined then that it would be to do a 26 mile run!     
22/01/2012 at 10:29

Pierre

Welcome have you run Prague before ?

24/01/2012 at 13:45

Slowfoot,

 Flying from Edinburgh.  What about you?

Well, my first marathon May 2011 (Edinburgh) was 4.09.  I am hoping to improve on that and get under 4 hours ...something like 3.45 would be fantastic but I will have to see how the training goes first to see what i am capable of.

 What about your target time?? Are you following any particular training programme and do you have any good tips for a newbie??

 Janie

24/01/2012 at 20:11

Janie

Aiming for 4.30 but it will depend on the cobbles   Haven't got a particular plan will just get out and run and same as yourself see how i feel.

Flying from Manchester on the Friday and staying at the Hilton on the waterfront which is about a 10/15 min walk from the start/finish. Not sure how far it is from the expo but

24/01/2012 at 23:05
Slowfoot,

Have you done other marathons overseas? What about these cobbles???? How many miles do you reckon they cover??

I've only done 13 miles so far as a long run so I'm just going to build on that now. Going to try for 5 days running, I also go to the gym. I also do most of my running at night

Janie
24/01/2012 at 23:11

Janie

I ran in Stockholm, Belfast and Casablanca (only the half) last year  (Cheap flights)

I've also run in the States a few times.

I'm told there is about a mile worth of cobbles split throughout the course and that it can be a bit warm  but a really friendly event

SF

25/01/2012 at 14:07

Slowfoot,

 Im staying at Hotel Salvator i think its close to the Town Square.  Has plenty of good reviews and was a good price!!!

 Never been to Prague but always fancied it for a break.  I hear the beer is good but that will have to wait til the Sunday night!!

 Janie

26/01/2012 at 23:34

Janie

The beer is not only very good but its actually cheaper than bottled water & soft drinks !!!

 I think we can manage one beer on Friday night but after the run I'll buy the first round.  

01/02/2012 at 21:52
Hi Slowfoot,

The beer on Sunday will be the best!!!!!

I'm 3 weeks into a training programme and it's tough work!!! Didn't follow a plan last time just ran when I felt like it and upped my long run every week. The midweek runs are quite long but I'm managing so far. Got 15 on Sunday so fingers crossed all goes well.

I also got given a garmin watch and It's great.

How you getting on?

Janie
01/02/2012 at 22:23

Janie

Suffering with plantar facitis at the moment so having a couple of weeks off from running.whilst it eases.

Making sure I do some cross training in the gym managing about 45 minutes a day at the mo.   Want to make sure I'm back up and running by early March at the latest  and will then have to a crash 8 week training course.

the beer will help numb the pain afterwards  

Edited: 01/02/2012 at 22:23
01/02/2012 at 23:06
Sorry to hear that....I had that a couple of winters ago caused by running on uneven ground. At least your keeping up your cardio and hopefully it won't be long til your back running again!!!

And yes beer always helps no matter what the circumstance!!!!

Janie
03/02/2012 at 10:05

Janie 

Thanks I'm going stir crazy not running but at least I'm doing something lots of cross training and strecthing.

Do you have any races planned pre Prague ?

03/02/2012 at 16:20
Hi Slowfoot

No I've not got any races planned at all.

Not much happening up here til spring....think there is a half in edinburgh in April so maybe think about doing that one.

Just been for a sports massage feels good to get the tension out of your legs. Will go once a month hoping it helps me stay injury free!!

Have you got any plans for any races before may?
03/02/2012 at 16:47

I've entered the Coniston 14 end of March but will depend on the injury

Thinking of booking a  sports massage with the physio next week but i think I need to rest up before he pods and pokes so will stick with 45 minute cardio sessions

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