I have just signed up for this. It will be a run/walk marathon for me considering where my training is at the moment. But being local (Wigan) and with the course around one of my favourite places I could not resist. I wish I had seen it sooner so I could be better prepared. Cheers Phil for organising it.
Well done to you all especially those that got PBs. I think you did well as I found this a very tough course. I admit I had poor training beforehand but the run 4 minutes walk 1 minute worked well right up to mile 17, but the lack of stamina training showed itself there and everything fell apart so it as a long walk home.
I am still pleased I finished, especially so for how the first 17 went.
I echo the mile marker points, they were all over the place.
I have just looked again at Run Walk and on Jeff Galloway's website he recommends the following:-
Run-walk-run ratio should correspond to the training pace used: 8 min/mi—run 4 min/walk 35 seconds 9 min/mi— 4 min run-1 min walk 10 min/mi—-3:1 11 min/mi—2:30-1 12 min/mi—-2:1 13 min/mi—-1:1 14 min/mi—30 sec run/30 sec walk 15 min/mi—30 sec/45 sec 16 min/mi—30 sec/60 sec
Thanks Rowan, you are probably right about the run/walk from the start. Certainly I have read on the RW site of people who actually improve the times by doing run/walk rather than running all the way. I did consider run 8 minutes walk 1 minute, but the idea of walking 8 minutes into a marathon goes against the grain. Stupid realy but I think it is the pride thing and me thinking everyone will be looking at me and saying "look at him he's walking already"
I may just set my Garmin on interval training and do just that.
Cheers Trex for the full tale. Certainly an ordeal. Condolances to you and your wife.
I have not yet entered either. I don't know why, but I have it in my head I will wait until after Sunday and the Neolithic. Thanks for the pointers on that. I am sort of looking forward to it even though my training is well below where it should be.
Connemara is a real possibility if London does not come off. My mother has a house in Furbo which is just out of Galway on the coast so I have a free place to stay. These Irish races are expensive though. If you compare London at £28 or Snowdon at £23 to Dublin at €70 or Connemara also at €70.