Racing, lol I wish. Yea think im going to go for that. Mind you owt could happen, im hoping ive got all my jinxes and niggles out the way in training and the run will be fairly incident free.
Mark, and previous marathon experiences, im sure your ready for a good experience! I did forget about the paceing bands.
Andrew that is great news great boost of confidence, although really touch rugby 3 days before the marathon are you looking for injuries ? I didn't even run for a bus today...
What time you after Fenn?
Have any of you got any experience (or friends/family with experience) of viewing the finish line? I desperately want my family to see me cross the finish, mainly because of the cause I'm running for (lost my mum to ovarian in january) and my family have been on this journy with me so I'd love them to cross the line with me too.
I've heard many people say that even as far back at 20 miles, I'll beat them to the finish line, so how far in to the race could they watch me before travelling to the finish?
Yea owt under that, will be hard BUT theres a few factors helping me. In training since December ive been on low carb diet so aways tired and not fuelled up, every long run etc too. Plus I run with loads of stuff so heavy bottles, gels, phone, money and belt and of course tights, shorts, then 3 layers on top, so hoping running fully rested, carbed up, no belts or heavy stuff and a light vest and shorts will get a bit more from me.
I went mad training, 4 weight sesisons a week too, big sessions usually 2 hours a day training when combined with cardio so hoping for a spring in my step.
Dan mine are watching me mile 19 canary wharf then getting on jubilee line to Westminster, I run 10 minute miles so hoping that's enough for them to get back.
I'm be running the same pace, if not a smidge less, but I'm thinking of telling them to see me a little earlier than that in a quieter area so they don't have to queue too much to get on the train.
I have no plan!!! Niggles aside..
Option 1 (most likely): I think I was planning to run 20miles as a training run (circa 10 min miles) and then push a little every mile from there on if feeling good! that is more like a 4:20 finish time. I always am a bit conservative and would rather a great day out feeling great all the way round.
Option 2: Go round with pacing group for 4:15 and push myself a little all the way round.. this will be my best chance of getting 4:15 going with a group... but this depends on what pen they are in?
I think they are starting in Pen 5 can not remember (Annie/ Denise/ anyone) if you are yet to go to the Expo... its definately worth going to Runners World stand and picking up a pacer card. They will be able to tell you what pen the 4:15 pacing group is starting in. I think it's 5 for blue. If you do this could you please let me know too.. would be appreciated. The pacer looks hot which I think would make it all the more enjoyable.
I am looking at my 4:15 pacing band and don't think the times are beyond me at all......decisions decisions!!
One positive for finding the pacing group is I will be running alongside others with similar targets and that I think would be nice
Im going for all out attack!!
Mark.! Your training and race plan seems to be spot on.. so go for it! Are you enjoying the carbs having been training without them?
Sick of carbs already. Monday night is curry and a bottle of Tattinger.
Steak and red wine for me!
What is everyone doing in terms of carb loading? I had a thai curry last night! I was looking at the food in the supermarket and literally hadnt a clue what to get I did buy some wholemeal bagels and I'll be having that for lunch today with some soup and maybe one as a mid-afternoon snck. Problem is, I'm not really hungry. Also, I'm trying to keep up my hydration levels whcih is something I'm not very good at and I'm visiting the ladies so often it's ridiculous
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