Introducing First Timer Craig (aka BoDuke)
32 days for me yet Oscarr.......all the best to you and Ten for the impending events.
Chucking down here and got to do seven tonight on the way home in the rain, hope it eases abit!!!
Ten - as a suggestion for you re your pacing during the run - 10 minute miling gives you 4:22 finish so as your target is 4:20 to 4:29 that fits - there will be mile markers so you can easily work out how you are doing at each mile marker just knowing the time - it also takes care of the fact that garmins under measure and you will find that at the end it reads well over 26.2 run (some folk report by as much as up to 26.7) which means you need to run a little quicker pace than garmin says to keep on target so you do need to check at key intervals anyway like 10 and 20 mile and halfway.
Hope this makes sense.
Managing to keep the nervous excitement in check but only just !!!!
Craig> Thanks for responding to my message. I really liked the video - that what drew me to your blog. You seem like a really genuine guy, and show that with some determination and a will to run a marathon anyone can do it. That's my plan too!
To everyone else who has run a marathon - congratulations. Non-marathon runners look up to you.
I'm looking forward to the blog continuing.FYI - I've just started my Asics running plan - to run a 4hr 1st marathon, I'll try to follow that as best I can and keep my fingers crossed. I'm in the jogging phase - before it gets tough
My 1st Marathon - in October - doing Chester - near my parents, and a flatish mostly country course with an entry of 5000 runners.Have entered 1 half marathon (Windsor) as a test of my progress - end of July.
I like the urban everest anology! Easier to get to than an Everest or Mt Kilimanjaro - but probably a similar amount of effort/planning and training for a 1st timer.I've just subscribed to runners world too - will keep myself tuned in to running all summer long and hopefully achieve my goals
Ten - just received the final email from MK race director (entered this then decided to do Mar of North instead) so its time for me to wish you all the very best for Sunday - you've done the hard work so just get the pacing and fuelling right and you'll storm it !!!!! Whatever happens and whatever the weather remember that you've already done the hard bit of 16 weeks training - good luck Ten and i can't wait for the race report.
I want to move abroad sick of this rain!!!!
All the best to MKers on Sunday.......enjoy if thats the right word, you've done the training, go for it!!!
Ten - as you start to go through (for the hundreth time) your mental checklist of things to get ready for sunday i thought i would share with you a bit of seventies radio humour;
"Met a man yesterday who had a library in the bottom of his trousers - that's a turn up for the books !!!!"
Relax and enjoy (the run that is)
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