Sooo...Sunday nearly went to plan. Looking good for 3:33 until I hit the wall HARD at 20miles but managed to stagger in for a 6min PB at 3:41. Had full body rigor mortis yesterday but after a lovely 9hr sleep I'm feeling quite chipper.
Bought some shoes yesterday, entered the race today and hopefully by Saturday I'll be in the mood to hit the Peaks for a day of jog/ walk hill action.
Thank you everyone for egging me on! Can't wait to give this my all.
Thanks everyone. T-rex, Manchester will be my 4th marathon so not a veteran by any means but a little bit of experience. I hope to finish in 3:30-3:40ish.
May 3rd is VERY significant as it'll be my 30th birthday. I never celebrate as I find it a bit of a sad day but want to turn things round with an epic day out in Wales! All I want is to finish and if I'm not last then that'll be super fab. Given there were only 16 finishers in 2012, I could well be last!
I'll think about it very carefully and hopefully I'll know whether it's a goer by 12:40pm next Sunday.
Hi everyone, I'm a complete ultra newbie and want some advice whether it's possible to run my first ultra with only 4 weeks recovery/ prep?
I'll be running Manchester marathon on 6th April and I've got my eyes on a 34miler on the Pembrokeshire coast on 3rd May. I've not signed up yet and whether I go for it will depend on how good or rough I feel after Manchester.
Assuming I get through Manchester unscathed, what are the main things I need to do before Pembrokeshire? Rest, recover and keep mileage up?
Thank you one and all. As expected, the main message is to get a grip and learn some discipline!
Gymaddict, I'm eating a well balance diet of home cooked food, just too much of it! These 2kg have been hanging for dear life over the last 2 marathons but I've finally had enough and I'm on a mission to get rid.
Cougie, you are so right. I'm definitely in the habit of being a greedy bloater, always on the hunt for munchies.
From now on, I'm going to cut out the pre-run snacking, eat slightly smaller portions and not trof biscuits straight from the packet. 8 weeks and counting...