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25/01/2013 at 12:21

Morning all, so far so good, 5 mile tonight, then 10 on sunday, then onto longest run i've done before next sunday, 14 miles . Just wanted to ask, my schedule ( and most schedules that i've seen for marathon) don't go above 20 miles for the LSR. How do you manage to get through the last 6.2 miles extra? Is there some sort of magic adrenalin rush that gets you through?

25/01/2013 at 13:01
km10 - I've never run more than 20 miles in training for a marathon, sometimes less. The idea is that as you taper your legs will recover and you will be able to manage the last 10k. I've never run a whole marathon. You will be fine, all that hard winter training will help you dig deep on marathon day
25/01/2013 at 13:02
Did 5 miles yesterday and Ripped in 30 today. Couple days rest then a 14 mile long run.
25/01/2013 at 13:03
Lyndy - best of gin and tonic lucky this weekend
25/01/2013 at 21:07

Thanks for that Tracey

Just done 4.4 miles 39m44s, then a mile run to the chippy, wife decided she craving chip shop chips  .

Getting bored of the ice on paths now, just want to be able to run more than half a mile without having to slow down for ice, and now its just started snowing again, roll on next week when its all thawed

26/01/2013 at 08:36
km10 - is your wife pregnant?

Nice pace run
26/01/2013 at 08:42


Good luck Lyndy

No snow or ice here, just rain.  Where are you km10? 

26/01/2013 at 10:11

km, a lot of plans do a max of 22 miles.  The last 4 or 6 miles will just happen during the race, I guess the adrenaline keeps you going - it certainly will if it's London!  I have run them on 17 to 22 miles max training and I have to say 22 mile training was my best marathon, but I guess that was because I was generally fitter during that time.

I'm sure people will have told you this already but for the race and during long runs too I guess; start off slow!!  If you want to run a certain time, break down into miles or km if you prefer, work out your pace per mile and go slower for the first half than the second.  Never race off at the start

Snow gone here, sunny at the moment.


26/01/2013 at 10:18
Morning all. Had bout another 3 inches of snow here over the night. I'm near lincoln. Yep cinders, wife is 15 weeks pregnant with our 2nd child . Thanks for all the advice TS
26/01/2013 at 20:20

Evening all

Congratulations km

And good luck Lyndy!

Still feeling off colour I finally had a messsage from my oncologist - sod's law that I missed her call. She thinks its ok to wait until I see my gynae consultant on Feb 18th. I don't think its a recurrence of the cancer but I suppose its only natural to panic a bit. I think its more than likely something else going on so I'll wait til then. In the meantime I should get the results of the blood tests that my GP requested. Its a full blood MoT - absolutely everything is being checked.

I haven't run for about a week and a half now as I have felt so rough. Getting a bit concerned about my marathons

Edited: 26/01/2013 at 20:21
26/01/2013 at 20:30
km10 - congratulations to you and your wife x
26/01/2013 at 20:31
Roobs - I can't go club next week because of Bernard's shifts

Got a 14 mile run to do on Monday
26/01/2013 at 20:33
Roobs - just check Bernard's roster and can go on Thursday
26/01/2013 at 21:22
Evening all.
Everything going quite well so far. No teddies thrown out off the mobility trolley yet lol. Mind you, she didn't get up til 10:30 this morning and went back to bed at 12:30 til about 5 so not much time to be able to wind me up! And now she's engrossed in the telly so will hopefully stay quiet
27/01/2013 at 12:59

Hope it's still plain sailing up there Lyndy

27/01/2013 at 16:23

Tracey - I'll see how I'm feeling this week before I decide on club

27/01/2013 at 17:51
14 long slow miles for me tomorrow
27/01/2013 at 18:20

Home   And it wasn't too bad at all   Perhaps she's learned her lesson

27/01/2013 at 18:43
Lyndy - your mum wants Christmas 2013
27/01/2013 at 20:01

You're right Tracey. She's got a lot to do to convince me that the journey and all the hard work is worth it, bearing in mind that she was so horrible in 2011 that MiL won't go there again so will have to leave her at home on her own with no one to look out for her.  At least my mum does have carers and neighbours in place to look after her.

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