Congrats Mike, that's excellent news.
I got a ballot place but am still going to run for charity, still not sure who though. I'd like to run for a smaller charity that maybe wouldn't have representation...
All ideas welcome...
Morning all! Great fundraising .
I've been out again this morning. It's going to be a shock to run in daylight again at some point . Yawn.
For anything under an hour (which is currently everything lol!) I just go straight out. As long as you have eaten properly the night before, you'll be properly fuelled. And I like running with an empty stomach. Somehow I am going to have to figure out refuelling for long runs though, I guess!
For longer wekend runs I used to have half a banana. I can't really eat any more than that and run!
I have a 7 year old daugter who is under strict instructions to Stay In BED, and a very understanding husband lol! I specifically got his approval when my marathon place came through, so that he couldn't complain at a later date .
It's odd though isn't it? I can't run in the evenings at all, I feel sluggish and my legs are like lead!
Orchard boy , I would say I was excited yet , still have the feeling of dread an terror as to how on earth I am going to run that far !!
What time is everyone hoping to finish in ???
Morning all! Just stumbled on this thread and it you sound exactly the bunch of people I need to be chatting with! I very fortunately got a ballot place on my first time of applying (I know I know, saying that is just like asking for a shedload of hate mail from people who've been applying unsuccessfully for years!)
It will be my first VLM, and my first marathon. I still feel faintly sick when I think about it, but then I felt like that before my first 10K and before each of my HMs and I managed them okay so hopefully I wil be okay.
Must go back and read properly, but hello to you all!
Never ran a marathon before, so slightly scared at the prospect of London. But what worries me even more is that I think I am slightly obsessed about down-loading running plans.... got 20wks, 16 wks, 14 wks...... now I am really confused !!! which one to choose decisions, decisions. HELP !!
Hello back to everyone..
Badoo - I am wondering whether to do an intermediate plan and aim to get around in about 4 - 5 hours, or to just do a get me round plan and aim to do it in whatever time it takes me
not sure which level of insanity I've decided on yet , and this is my first marathon so I might be completely over-estimating my leg power...
how about you? (or anyone else?)
Philippa - I've been doing the same, except I also have the 24 week plan as well
I got a really good suggestion off another board (the running bug one), which was to do a 16 week plan, but over 18 or so weeks to allow for any problems... think I might do that...
I've got a target time of under 5 hours in my mind, but to be honest, I'll be happy to finish the marathon regardless of time! I'm doing a 10k in Stratford next Saturday so I'll see how my times are looking after that!
Suarez-7, I've been absolutely starving since I started training. I've no idea what the correct thing to do is, but I've been making sure I've got a stock of nutri-grain bars and lots of fruit handy, so I can eat that whenever I'm hungry. If I try to eat less, I just end up with mad cravings for Chinese or pizza which I eventually give in to.
Glad to read that I'm not the only one who feels sick whenever thinking about the marathon!!
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