Hey all i am also running my first marathon (manchester) have ran the last 4 or 5 bupa manchester 10k runs my quickest time was 41 min I.started training properly for the marathon in december,completed a half marathon about 2 weeks ago but am running about 25 to 30 miles a week,although my last 3 runs since friday have totalled around 25 miles,i try to eat lots of pasta and porridge,toast for breakfast.really looking foward to the Manchester Marathon,I was really focused on pushing myself but after talking to others who have run Marathons some have told me to get as many long runs in as possible at a slow pace.
Steven, I have also done the last 3 manchester 10k runs too and my best time is 50 minutes so it sounds like your much faster than me. I must say though that I am doing similar weekly mileage to you at 25-30 miles but have stopped focussing on times. I think it depends how you feel each day and so I try to just increase the length of my long run every week or so by a couple of miles. I ran 15.2 miles into work from Bolton to Manchester last Friday and felt great (but tired) when I had done it. I am doing it again this Friday but will just try to enjoy it rather than beat myself up on time as if I do that I feel less pressure and I would be disappointed if I didnt beat my last time. I have read that trying to push for pace can result in injuries and that is the last thing that I want now we are so close after all the training. I just want to get to the start line and if I do in a fit state, I am pretty sure nothing will stop me from finishing.
just had 2 days off so going down to my local club tonight to do some speed sessions.
Hi, I am running my first Marathon in the first ever PlusNet Yorkshire Marathon on the 20th October and can`t wait. Just over 2 weeks to go, however Is it too late to start experimenting with Gels?
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