I make it 18 weeks today - a long time away and scarily close at the same time!
So join in the fun - tell us why you've entered, what your ambitions are and were the training is at ...
I ran Brighton in 2010, the inaugural year. It was a great day, full of memories, a few painful,l but I hobbled home in 3:05:xx.
Having had a few lean years hampered by injuries I'm hoping to put together a consistent campaign over the next 4 months and toe the line in reasonable shape to do my myself justice or at least beat the 2010 time!
A steady 21K for me today, my longest for at least a year. Just need to build the distance over the next few weeks and not let Christmas in the way ...
OO53 - I would strongly discourage junior - much more appropriate to be targeting XC and shorter distances.
Poacher - hope you're recovering from what sounds like a horrific experience - fitness is to be valued over good looks
TAR - Keep the faith - your time will come
Sounds like all threadsters are training well and generally getting faster.
A bit of a lean time for me over the last few years:
London 2013 - 2:13:xx
London 2014 - DNS
London 2015 - DNS
London 2016 - DNS
Having struggled with the niggling injuries, I thought I should try a different approach. So I've been rowing since June and even managed to complete a Rowing Marathon (technically 49.2Km) in September in a time of c. 4:15. The good news is you recover quicker from a rowing marathon and having kept the runs going, I've suddenly found myself in reasonable running form.
So Brighton Marathon beckons, 18 weeks today. 21k today and 91K for the week, so everything feels quite positive at the moment
Anyone run the Paris Half Marathon in March - it looks more attractive than the Berkhamsted Half - but there's obviously the logistics to sort out ...
I've usually been a Nike stalwart but having more success with Asics at the moment.
Good to see so much productive training in action. It's a few pages since I last posted but everyone seems to have got faster and is training smarter!
London 2013 was my last running race and have had a few injury issues since then. I still have a place for London 2016 and seem to have accidently come back to form. So 272 miles in January and an 18 mile long run banked. Need to start giving some serious thought to a London 2016 campaign
Inspired by Poacher's Comrades efforts - very impresive off minimal training. And a great report. There is an almost hypnotic pull from Comrades - so despite thinking that a marathon is the furthest distance any sensible person should run - I'm begiining to feel the attraction ...
Sorry to hear it all fell apart on the day Gul but a sensible decision to drop out early. Keep the faith - your day will come.
Trying to get back in shape here. Best not to mention the weekly mileage other than that I'm ahead of Keir! A few niggles to contend with (not sure where the hip flexor strain came from ...) and spending far too much time for my sanity on the dreadmill but I'm hoping to toe the VLM line in 2015 ...
SBD, not seen you here for a while, how are things ticking along?
A few calf problems post VLM13 killed the enthusiasm a little and then I let work & life get in the way of any training. Before I realised it, 6 months had passed and the fitness had slipped a little (OK, dissapeared) ...
I've been inspired by the achievements of all the threadsters in London and the other Spring marathons - everone just keeps getting better! Commiserations to those, including yourself, for which it didn't quite work out on on the day.
One of my clients died unexpectedly a few weeks back. This made me realise that you have to find time in life to do the things you enjoy. And I really would like to run a Sub 3 at London (a potential V50 80% WAVA!) so time to start the training for VLM15 ...