Mini (Ding Dong) well done on a solid weeks training.
Gaz nice early base building for Manchester, I'm now into my early 50's lol but still aiming to improve over the next few years at least.
Met up with a mate this morning and did a road/trail run and realy enjoyed this and ended up doing just over 20 miles first of this campaign and could have done a lot more.
End of week 2. Not too bad, missed one run, but I did miss the shortest easy. Discovered I don't enjoy going for a run after a full English breakfast. Good learning point there. .
I'm struggling with the dark a little. Routes that seem fine in daylight are sometimes a lot less sensible when it's dark. Even with a headtorch, I nearly went ar$e over t*t a number of times during Friday's tempo run. Probably would have been OK in the light, or at an easy pace, but the combination wasn't a good one.
Seeing this thread seems full of repeat marathoners, and speedy ones at that (I'm not worthy) what are the top tips for training and running* the first one?
*term used loosely, but I don't intend to "jog" it.
I'm doing Brighton. Publically, my goal is simply to finish - I don't want to add any extra pressure. Time wise, my most recent half time (all of 1 second sub 2:20) suggests a target of just under 5 hours, MP works out at 11:17. This sounds awfully fast to me though! Slowness is not usually one of my issues...
Trying to follow one of Shades' plans, 4 runs a week (when I manage them ) and has 5 runs over 20 miles. I thought a lot of the beginner plans started at very low mileage and ramped up very quickly in order to get to 20 miles at all. Overal they looked light on miles, hence going for this one.
Spoons why is Christmas Cancelled in the Spoons house?
Holly it's open to everyone no matter what time.
Hi guys. Liz don't worry its my first time too and Im slow but Im enjoying reading these guys posts and thinking maybe one day i'll be writing about sub 3.30 etc but for now Im a get rounder! What are the shades plans like?
Had an awfully scary moment on my run last night, only had about 2 miles til I got home and as I rounded the corner near some flats a man jumped out in front of me all he said was "allllrrrigght!!?" but to be honest I was shook up, he was massive with a big long beard and like a shepherds crook, very strange. Needless to say those two miles were quite abit faster than I was used to!
Wow Rachael - scary stuff (unless that was some Nativity based joke I missed).
How's your foot, by the way?
Rachael, thats horrible... make you realise how vulnerable you are. I often jog around a local industrial estate where most businesses are empty other than nightshift workers, cleaners and similar.... possibly not the best route for a lone jogger!
13.1 miles covered yesterday!! Still a long way to go for my 1st marathon in May, but thats the furthest I have covered to date!! Trying for 4 sessions a week building on overall distances. Rubbish on speed but try to do some faster jogging between lamp posts if I can!! I do find the though daunting as my legs were dead the last 1.5 miles yesterday, not sure how i will manage to add on another 13.1 miles!!
Thanks for the motivation folks!!
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