Has anyone considered jumping on another marathon schedule after this? I've not felt 18 weeks has been too long at any point. It's easy to say this now, who knows how we'll feel after Chester.
I'm not a marathoner really (more 10k etc however much I'll enjoy Chester), but I can't get into Boston/VLM until I get a GFA time and this really p*sses me off! Wanting what I can't have basically, so I'm after a time in Manchester next April and considering a 24 week P&D after full recovery. This may be too long a programme, but there's only one way to find out...
consider jumping back on Marathon wagon? yes sure ,in fact im trying to stay on it. 3weeks after Chester i'm running SNowdonia marathon. After pacing the 5hr 'funbus' at Chester the Snowdonia run is for fun and another attempt to improve my SNowdonia 4hr59. A couple of days rest cross training, then poss an 8 or 16 and a bit of hill then Snowdonia.
If this is your first marathon - enjoy,at the end you may say never again - for a few hours and then you'll say , hmmm maybe i can do better
Just dipping in , looks like there's lots of activity runs and write ups. Happy long runs folks and remember if its difficult this weekend then that's god training and experience for the big day. As for me after a weeks walking holiday in Andorra- I did take my run kit but didn't use, half day work Friday then the long 20 mile training run Friday tick. I don't know whether it was a week off running or some walks over 2,000mtrs up but I felt well in the zone Friday running. And well within the pace group I'll be helping drive - ie the 5hr fun bus - all abourd for fun chatter and bags of encouragement . Lots of reading here to catch up on so talk later, happy training.
last time i tried tis 2years ago was the marathon de tempest ! Ie a rain deluge and the marathon was pulled, the greenway was a bit splashy. hmm what to wear ? vest and just run run run ? or take jacket if get cold
ATM Unfortunatly not , my wife found Corcoran s my mistake as I was headed for Coolin bar - mistakenly thinking it was nearer to our appartment , but not the route I took. So sorry to have missed you all , your advice was invaluable . Every marathon is a great story , and yesterday my 30 th was no different. Great runners cameraderie.
Yer maj was that your family with Welsh dragon flags ? I saw a few on the course and gave all a wave, I was in Welsh dragon vest, & head buff, my daughter picked up a dropped Welsh flag on the start line and ran 26.2 with it through her hair.
Ill dip in again in next day or so , then it's off to the Stratford thread for 3weeks time. See anyone there otherwise I'm pacing 5hr at Liverpool & chester