If thats the way it works I will be shouting you home all the way!
Of course until I actually do the distance for real predictor's are only that a possible future event might just happen! Who knows how the body reacts at 20 plus miles unchartered ground to date. Im closing in on my first 20 miler this week as well, but as im offshore right now it will be done on a treadmill. Have to say the Stonehaven half gave me some confidence as it really was a slog right from the start!
Thanks Jen D, all encouragement greatly appreciated!
Hi guys... im really sorry contributed awhile back and got some nice replies and only now have came back to look! HOW Rude please accept my apoligies!
I will look in far more regular I promise
Update, as I said I was looking for a 3:30 as a newbie was I being realistic after going under 50 for 10K. Well done the Stonehaven half, which I can only describe as brutal, well the first 5-6 miles of constant hills were anyway! Told by everyone not a PB course but as it was my first one so I knew better! lol
Did it in 1.45,32 which I was really happy with. Initial goal was a little under 2hrs if I could. So now the predictor is saying 3.40.01. But im thinking if I was strong enough to finish strong at a brutal half, maybe I can still do under 3:30 oh how it is to have a dream for my first marathon! Been doing loads of intervals and hills in preparation, and also running free of niggles for now!
PS was going to do Lochaber 2012 and had entered only to get a small injury which I allowed to fester and turn me into a lazy lump on the sofa! Should have went but allowed a small problem with my foot to make me quit
But have been doing the mileage and no quitting this time!
have put my money down, time to get on with it! Always hankered about doing a marathon. And now I am Just did my first ever competive race aberdeen 10k.
Felt pretty good and finished strong in 49:33. Weight is falling off of me now and of course that makes the body able to go faster! Would love to get a decent time first time out is that realistic, near 3:30 ish would be amazing can that be done in 17 or so weeks!! Or am I dreaming people! Have entered Stonehaven half marathon in early July in preparation for the big one! But hear Stoney 1/2 is no push over with 4 miles of hills to start with.
Nice to get to know the competion before race day lol