Pipski with Angela
My number has just arrived for the Milton Keynes Marathon, all very real now. Inspired by the running on Sunday by you all so am determined to achieve this. Last long run was Sunday - 20 miles in 3hrs 23 minutes. Did get a few comments from passers by that marathon was in London!
JUST A QUICK THOUGHT TO YOU ALL ........... YOU ALL HAVE THE SAME MEDAL AS MO FARRAH !!!!!!!
NOT BAD EH !
My first Marathon on Sunday , and nothing could have prepared me for the wall of noise that greeted us all the way round .I still get goose bumps thinking about the support .
Fitforfourty - totally agree, it was absolutely amazing!! The tower bridge especially
Pipski - LOVE those t-shirts. Should have done something similar for my parents
Mem - how are you feeling? ready for the taper?
And I think I need an intervention. Just looked at the MK page and realised the entries are still open!!!
congratulations team!! A brilliant days result at London.
Thank you so much Rachel and Pipski for sharing all the ups and downs of a marathon training plan. You have both been absolute stars.
Angela...what can I say... You have given SO much to this thread! Thank you.
OOOH YES! I have the same medal as Mo! thank for that Fitforfourty.
Nicole you will go far! well done girl! (Get a good coach).
Memsahibr: snap 762 looks quite cute having my name on it.
Rachel - physically feel really good. Had a minor twinge in my right knee on Monday after long run but think that was linked more to the long distance driving over the weekend. Sort of looking forward to taper but suspect am going to find doing less odd.
Booktrunk - 779 and does look good with name on. Just got to work out how to get loopy chip thing onto shoe. I suppose it does indicate they don't expect us to get feet wet unlike at Leicester half with flooded underpasses.
Hello all,,, quick post... Marathon fitness takes years to build up, and it also takes weeks to recover from your race paced marathon you did on Sunday. Rachel, Mk is too soon unless you are prepared to take it significantly slower than Sunday.
nicole. Manchester was perfect. After the first couple of miles, really nowhere near as congested as London. I think Paris is worse. No idea about Edinburgh. It's good to look for marathons that aren't the big city races as these are more full of people who didn't put in the training, therefore you have to face things like people stoppoing to walk in mile 1!
pipski, I saw those t-shirts and wanted to buy one but thought it might be bad luck as I don't have any children yet.
i will try to stick around on here as much as I can the next few weeks for those doing MK ans Edinburgh, if u have any questions, but I do have my wedding very soon, so as you can imagine, am a bit consumed with getting that sorted x
I considered the half at MK, briefly, and then realised I have a 10k the weekend after...so will focus on that.
good call rachel!
Nicole, I;ve never been one for tattoos and would never get one myself, but a friend of mine and her hubby got tatoos on tuesday after both having completed london marathon. they inspire me so much. They are not the fastest of runners, but they run every race together, pretty much holding hands across the finish. The last time they did the marathon, he really encouraged her around. This time, it was him that had the difficulty with his knee in the later miles, and it was she that got him thru. The tatoos they got were lovely, and hers is on her wrist and she had the 2 years she's done london marathon with the option to add more years if she does it again...
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