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05/10/2004 at 19:22
Trick is to increase your training gradually, alot of injuries occur around February/March when runners increase the training too sharply. Your long run should increase by no more than 15 mins a week with a dip or two on odd weeks. Too many peeps go from nothing on 31 Dec to full on marathon training on 1st Jan. Work on your base training leading up to the new year. Get some milage in your legs.

Regular sports massages help with minor problems, ITB probs.

There are plenty of Lard arses that get round London, but they will suffer through lack of training and preparation.

It is far better to be prepared and run a comfortable if slower race.

I throughly recommend the Trailplus Marathon training weekends, I went on one earlier this year and it changed my who outlook on my training.
06/10/2004 at 09:07
Good advice Dips - there's lots of that available through these forums and it's great for us beginners.

How do i find out about the trailplus marathon training weekends and what's involved when you attend (i'm definitely not ready for one of those yet but hopefully will be once i can get some training going again).
06/10/2004 at 11:24
www.trailplus.com

Dates in Jan/Feb next year
06/10/2004 at 11:32
this sounds fantastic! dips, would you say it is better to go on one of the earlier camps in january, in order to get all the principles in earlier? or is it best to sign up for late feb when i've built up a bit more endurance?
06/10/2004 at 11:41
Thanks for that Dips.

Good question Lucrece, I was about to ask that myself.
07/10/2004 at 08:35
Hi Lucrece, hi all

I've got a charity place with Debra if I don't get in through the ballot this time. This'll be my third marathon. Did FLM 03 and Paris (my local one!) in March. I'm planning to keep myself at half marathon fitness up to December and then follow(ish) the Hal Higdon Intermediate programme.
07/10/2004 at 09:52
hi, rach!

i've got a charity place, too. just praying my injury in the right foot clears up.

i'm really thinking about doing that trailplus camp. maybe i'll start a thread and see if any other forumites are attending.
07/10/2004 at 10:46
Lucrece, I like the look of the trailplus camp too but will have to wait a little nearer the time to see if my achilles clears up. Should know within a couple of weeks so i'll be able to make a decision about which camp soon.
07/10/2004 at 11:02
cool, lo, i hope it clears up quickly too! looks like the camps get sold out every year.
07/10/2004 at 11:16
I'm not surprised - looks like a whole bundle of good advice and experience to me. I might contact them and see what their cancellation policy would be? Could possibly book it anyway.

When you thinking about going?
07/10/2004 at 11:53
I went on the second one last year, it was excellant. There are a range of abilities and the programme is designed to suit all.

The accomodation is basic, youth hostel style but you only need the rooms to sleep in as the whole weekend is jammed full of activities and seminars. The food is very good.

I am thinking of going again next year

07/10/2004 at 14:07
Hope nobody snores or sleep walks on the dorm!
07/10/2004 at 14:42
not sure which one to pick really; my weekends in jan/feb are free at this point! maybe i'll pick one in the middle.

i have been known to sleep walk!
07/10/2004 at 14:57
Aaaaargh!!

As long as you don't carry an axe in your holdall though.... we should be ok! :-)
07/10/2004 at 22:22
Mind you are not in the top bunk then!!
08/10/2004 at 08:41
lol - my mind's gone into overtime now - I have such a vivid imagination!

Could it be that a couple of people may be forced to bond quicker than others?? :-)
08/10/2004 at 10:49
Don't worry if you are a lone traveller they will put you in a same sex room!!!

Same sex just meaning all females or all males/......so no funny comments!!! or thoughts ;-)
08/10/2004 at 12:40
Well, i've booked for 11 - 13 Feb. (really scared now - what have I done?)

There's a whole bunch of forumites going that weekend, the 'first half marathon' thread is where most of them are posting if you wanna take a peak but it's a long thread - be warned.

If you want to join us let them know at Trailplus that your from the forum as they're trying to keep us all together.
08/10/2004 at 12:56
where is that thread? what section?
08/10/2004 at 13:24
lol - my mind's gone into overtime now - I have such a vivid imagination!

Could it be that a couple of people may be forced to bond quicker than others?? :-)
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