This is my first one! I am running for the Brain Tumour Trust. I found out today and I am absolutely bloody terrified!!! i am really upset that my mate didn't also get a place but she is an angel and is still going to train with me.
I have been running for 4 weeks and I am doing about 10 miles per week at the moment, I am not going to put the pressure of a time on myself. I just want to get round and raise my money for a fab charity!
How many times a week are you planning to run? I am getting a bit stressed about fitting them all in. I am a single mum who works full time and with some careful planning I can get 2/3 short ones and a long one on a Sunday. Do you reckon that is enough?
vds - i'm running for action medical research - i've supported them before and they've been great to work with.
I have been looking at the runners world training plans and trying to decide what to follow. I think i'm going to try the sub 4:30 ultimate schedule - but under no illusions about actually being able to make that time! Not too sure what to do in the meantime - think i may do a 10k race in hyde park this weekend then build up the weekend runs a bit...
Must be frustrating not being able to run at the moment Kate - hope the foot gets better soon!
I missed my long run yesterday for exactly the same reason! oops, might need to get out of the habit of that
Was thinking about entering the marlow half marathon in november - but luckily read some reviews first and realised it may be a bit too hilly for my liking! Have entered the reading half though thats a way away....
am also a newbie running one for the first time , am runnning for macmillan cancer as my dad is suffering with cancer so a worthy cause and motivation to run 26.2 miles ! i agree with kate about no pressure on giving your self a time , just to get round one way or another will be a massive acheivement
have started training by a couple of runs a week gently building up the miles but the 16 week training plan kicks in with first run on new years day i think 3 runs a week with a long slow run on the sunday is what most of us will stick to .
also am reading this at the moment and going to use their plan , is a book for normal people with busy lives just starting out and the sole aim is to get round - good enough for me !
The Non-Runners marathon Trainer
Although I got a ballot place im running for Macmillan, and its nice not to have the pressure of raising a fixed amount although I think it is a decent cause its as much to do with the support they offer runners and their familys for me. Its also my first marathon
Im currently running about 25-30k a week, Im following a plan which ups the milage to about 45 km next week I really want to do a 20 mile run before xmas at least, just to make me feel better and more confident about things
I've got a charity place running for Macmillan. I have only ever run 10K before so the thought of running 26 miles is quite frankly a bit terrifying!! I've printed off the beginners runner 24 week training guide from the marathon website and I'm trusting that it will get me round on the day!! I can't begin to think how long it will take so am not looking to do a time - I'll just be glad to make it round in one piece!! I'm secretly hoping the person in the heavy diving suit is doing it again this year so I won't be last!!
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