Thanks & well done to you.
The tunnel was the highlight for me - loved it. That was my first marathon....hopefully they've got the roads sorted this year as there was an hour delay last time. Looks like you've got good weather...good luck. What time you aiming for?
Tek- that's a fantastic improvement- well done, matey!
Kez- pre-race nerves are a GOOD sign- you'll probably run a blinder
Managed 6.4m this evening and legs feeling better, although right hamstring is still stiff. Nice bit of internal bleeding at the bottom of right hamstring too- no doubt associated with my yelp of pain on the final "sprint" last weekend Last long run for me tomorrow, then it's taper 2 time!
Well done. Hope the hamstring settles down.
Kez -dont worry you will be fine.
Tek-another beaut of a run fella,trainings certainly working for you,well done on the pb .
Few easy jogs for me this week after a full weeks rest post mara,even persuaded mrs Yc to come with me on the first one and although she has never run continuous before,she has a decent fitness level fron her gym/classes.Pleased too say that she managed 2 miles without stopping,twas all done at easy pace (for me) ,afterwards she said"and you do that for fun" lol.
She kept on at me to tell her the pace we were running ,although i waited till we got home and told her(10.36 avg).Then she said "would that make me come last at Falkirk parkrun?".Had too smile at that as i feel she may just like this old running lark more than she is letting on.I am so proud of the effort she put into it and i would like to encourage her along the way but only if she enjoys it cos at the end of the day youve gotta enjoy what your doing when running.
Tek - Well done, that's a great time!
RMK - Is this your first marathon?
Hillwalking was ridiculous this afternoon, the last 1000 or so feet was massively exposed to the wind. I'd be surprised if the wind speed wasn't over 50mph. Also the fact that we were inside the clouds for much of it reduced visibilty to tens of metres at best in place.
It took us 4h30 to cover 7 miles with 3850ft of ascent (albeit mostly on grass),which makes me makes question jayc's sanity if he's planning to enter a race with 4000ft of ascent!
I'm going to run tomorrow. Or try anyway
Kez - just start with a sensible pace and stick to it...make sure you take on water and whatever carbs you are taking with you or will be provided with....and be prepared for the mental battles....and enjoy. Use the crowd.
RMK all the best for you tomorrow. Echoing what others have said pre race nerves and worries about injury are normal. I used to make fun out of runners before I started running myself only to be as bad as any before my first marathon! The only reason I didn't before my first half was that a family crisis eclipsed pre race worries.Go and enjoy and don't set off too fast.
Tek Well done! Is it taper now before the big one?
SM6 envious! Miss the hills here.
jason hope that hammy fixes itself quickly...ouch
thanks AGF !
YC well done for getting out, and for encouraging Mrs YC. Happy running
Stuart wow...really impressive "hill" walk. Hope you're ok to run today.
OH - yup, taper now for 2 weeks. I was "tapering" this week, apparently, (according to the P&D plan) but I don't count 57m (down from 71m) as much of a taper
HM thanks - hope the run went ok today
15West - enjoy the week-end's rest
LAST long run today - 17m - hard after yesterday's race, but kept it controlled (sub75%max) then pushed the last mile.
Well done. My 3 miles was cut short to 2.45. Unfortunately I woke up with tired achey legs from yesterday.
Tek - Nice run
HM - Well done
3.1 miles for me, unlike last Sunday I actually managed to run my planned loop! Legs felt very very heavy, I feel unfit and my back still isn't right. But it's an improvement!
Had my HRM on for the 1st time while I was out, readings seemed quite a bit off though...
It's a great feeling isn't it AGF!
Sounds a tough walk SM, I certainly would not fancy 'running' that sort of ascent!
Nice running by you and your OH YC.
I love the last long run Tek (once it's done!) then just cotton wool time. Great PB, well done!!
Looking forward to the reports coming in. A short one from me on the Aviemore 10k. Arrived to register just after 8am, it was cold. The last buses were due to leave at 9am so went to queue. The race was to start at 10am and I seriously considered running in tights and jacket, it was sooooooo cold. Ended up in capris, t-shirt and arm warmers (and obviously gloves and hat). All of the run is on road and I know I'm nowhere near PB shape so just ran it keeping breathing a steady 2 in 2 out with footsteps. Felt fine until mile 5 and thought I'd have to stop as feeling very dodgy! Anyway made it to the end and went to get warmed up straight away - splits and av HR 6:40 (192), 6:44 (178), 6:40 (180), 6:35 (181), 6:39 (182), 6:55 (184) 1:36 (184). Overall 4th lady (had a laugh as recalled your comment from last time HM4!) but I was 2nd FV so got a lovely prize thingy, an XL t-shirt , a £20 voucher for a local coffee shop & a a tiny bottle whisky. A really good event.
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