Shades, doing the Kent coastal marathon, a little hilly for the first half but the second half is mostly flat, which will of course help with the negative split. I'll be doing the MWLR tomorrow, hopefully the toe will be fine, teach me for having fun and messing around! I've averaged around 37 miles a weeks up till last week, completely based on the plan doing the extra runs.
Cheers for the advise shades, taper it is then, actually looking forward to it. Thanks again for the plan, it really has been useful, hopefully I will be able to post after a sucessful run in a couple of weeks. I will take your advise about pacing as well, I was aiming to run a negative split but I will see how I feel, may keep the same slower pace round just to make sure I finish, we'll see though.
Morning everyone, I have a question that has probably been asked before many times, I missed my last long run on shades plan, what to do?
So, I have been following the 2nd plan, have done all of the long runs, some a mile or so further, longest has been 21 miles which was 2 weeks ago. Marathon is planned for the 2nd September, do I try to fit it in this week/next weekend or do I just continue and start the taper?
Oh, the reason for missing the long run was because I damaged my toe (one next to the big toe) playing with the kids, went kind of purple, but almost back to normal now.
Thanks in advance, I am sure that loads of people have been in exactly the same position, would like to here what you did and how it effected your race. I am aware that everyone responds differently, but I think others experiences can be useful.
Perhaps if I carry a pasty with me, throw it in the opposite direction to me running, problem solved, just means carrying a pasty.
They do annoy me, swooping down and making that stupid annoying noise. It is not just one set of Gulls that I get bothered by it is several, all in different roads scattered around the town. One sits on the roof and calls its mate over and then whoosh, off I have to sprint. I may have to try a baseball bat, sorry cap, when it gets warmer, just pop it on when I run down the troublesome roads, although I would be surprised if the hat fools them.