should you not just REST FRC ?? novel concept I know
dont think we are racing each other are we Wabo - we are women .. its different.
there she goes again .. TOTP.... its happening all the time!
AH is very sensible. 9/10 people get something or other wrong in their first marathon, just because it's such a long way and so the opportunity for **ckups is so big! So best to treat this as the pilot show and then recast for the full series!
My 10k/hm bests are 51:25 and 1:53:20 but I did squeak under 4h once. But I don't go full blast very often so that may not mean much. What gave me most confidence was the marathon pace runs and long runs with marathon pace sections at the end. At the height of marathon training, being able to do 10 miles 9:02-9:05 pace, or do the last 5-10 miles of a 20 miler run at MP was what gave me the feeling I might be able to scrape sub-4 if absolutely everything was right on the day. (Pace ignores time spent leaping into the shrubbery! )
Had a massage today and then a big bag of chips. Hmmm Well wouldn't want to peak too soon!!! Have run 1(!) mile this week but feeling a bit more human today.
A good strategy for a first marathon is to do the first 16-20 miles at long run pace and then get a bit brisker, as that almost guarantees a strong confident finish, trundling past all the poor sods who went off too fast and then got that oh.God.i.feel.all.gone.and.I.Have.seven.more.miles.to.run.feeling. Like.this.I.just.want.to.stop.NOW feeling.
FRC thank you for your advice on not running my 20 mile race as a race. As if.
So Ikle is your Paris w/e just a full immersion learn as much French as you can in a weekend sort of thing? How fabulous!
Fido - have lost track. ARe you off to South Africa again this year? I know our very own Martin is.
My exercise today is limited to a trip to Winchester to buy my husband some proper glasses. He's gone beyond the cheapo ones off the internet or from Sainsburys sort.
Luckily I never have any problem sticking to a training pace. Controversy alert - I think it's mainly men that get the red mist and forget all their plans to start/run easy.
Just seen a pic on FB of Susan at Parliament Hill. In the mud. Big time! Looks like she was taking it steady (was steep down hill with ankle deep mud).
Scott - yes. Mine is a bog standard blue one.
AH - yes
Susan - what am?
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