Have also entered this half! Although i live in Portsmouth and work in Gosport this will be my first time on this course. At present i am into a sixteen week marathon training programme for the Portsmouth Coastal marathon 23rd December 2012. Have got the Bexhill half next weekend (11th Nov) and then the Gosport half. Training is going well and the 20/21 mile long run is scheduled for the end of November. Getting nervous already! Can anyone give me any reassurance? The Gosport Half will be my eighth half this year with a fastest time of 1hr 48min (average is 1hr 53mins), the Great South run was completed in 1hr 18mins. longest run to date 16miles. Weekly mileage now heading towards 30miles? Has anyone else progressed onto the marathon from halfs?
I always give the respect nod, smile or say "hi" .........and thats to every runner that i past by....... no matter how fast or slow they are going. Anyone in my book that gets off their arse and gets out there deserves it!! Run Happy!
I completed the GSR in 1hr 18mins and then ran home (six miles) as my Sunday Long run in preparation for my first marathon attempt on the 23rd december 2012 Portsmouth Coastal. I am booked in for the Bexhill Poppy half and the Gosport half before i start the "tapering" count down into December. Getting very apprehensive about the marathon, I am still in the middle of a sixteen week training programme with the long run of 21 miles still to go....end of November. I have completed six half marathons this year with 1hr 48mins being the fastest time. Anyone out there who can reassuure me that I will be okay? Cheers