Share your wisdom with us first-timers!
When i got to mile 20 last time i put it all behind me and looked on it as a 10k
from that point, plus talking with and hooking up with people really helps
you move along, i still not sure how i did a 5:16 last time!!
on the chaffing.........
Lesson learn't in a training run, went out in a vest and camelback,
don't normally wear a vest running but thats what has been offered by teamPB
so out i go , took the tips of my nipples very sore and rubbed the skin of under
my arms close to my armpits .
So...... bought tape for my nipples, hypafix i think its called Physio's use it,
Vaseline for between legs and crack, and put it on your feet before you put on your socks
(twinskins) haven't had any probs since doing this..............
Be prepared to not enjoy it
Be prepared for the pain
Be prepared to cross the line pulling a very silly holding back the tears sort of look.
My only one was way back in 2004.
I did the 'what you are supposed to do' routine the night before - big mistake. As far as possible, treat the build up as just a normal long sunday run.
keep food, drink, routine as normal as possible. I ate too early on sat night - and ran out of energy!
i wish id been told its addictive and you could become obsessed with it all
still, there one thing came out of it all
it changed my lifestyle for the better
i dont reget anything
Well I've entered an October one now and am sat here thinking I've run very little.
I suffer from nervous guts before most races and had half a litre of chocolate milk before my last marathon. Probably does not sound much but it did have the effect of me not having to totally evacuate my guts before hand! I think this left me in a good position of not being dehydrated or free of all salts for the race.
I did so many things I should not have done before the last one I now feel more worried about this one!
Better get my trainers on! I have a 'definitely walked some of it' time to beat!
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