Hey Guys, hows everyone braving the weather for their weekend runs? I've had the weekend off running due to a mild case of 'man-flu' as diagnosed by the wife. Really hope to get outdoors tomorrow for a run as last week was filled with treadmill runs due to the weatther.
Good to see more people posting on the thread, hopefully we can help each other along on our training journey, especially as the mileage increases as the weeks fly by.
bat girl Think you've picked a good marathon for your first as it's quite a flat one. A marathon or training for one takes a lot of time out of your week and it is especially hard when you have other commitments to juggle with i.e. family, work, commuting to work. It's good that your able to get your runs in as part of your travel arrangements to work as this can sometimes force you to get your runs in. I know for from personal experience that if I have taken my bike to work, whether I like it or not I'm cycling home. Like you most of my friends aren't runners, so this is a good place to get some run chat on.
CC82 WOW! That's some serious improvement in your marathon times! Whats your secret? Some good mileage there over the last few weeks, you following a specific plan?
Mike You've got plenty time to build up the distance/endurance. What races do you have planned between now and May?
Hey Guys, having to take my long run indoors today due to the crap weather, think over an hour on the treadmill is going to mind numbingly long. Need to get some good tunes. Hows everyone's training been now we are 20 weeks today away from the Marathon?
Flowery Fay You found a training plan yet?
rodeoflip I've done the 1/2 in Edinburgh the last few years, which is basically the first half of the Marathon and the hard part I find is when you're running past the finish in Mussleburgh and you have the faster runners running in the opposite direction from you and you wonder where the turn for the home straight is? I suppose you will experience that a lot longer on the Marathon course?
Hanna If your at the stage of running a half marathon this early in your program, your build up to marathon should be fine. Think everyone has a bit of nerves before a marathon, this will be my 10th and it still worries me.
Happy New Year Guys Now the training starts! Was supposed to be going for a run this morning only for my training partner to cancel due to the stormy weather, Was then going to go to the gym for a treadmill session only for a case of cant be arsed forming. Today was going to be the start of my Edinburgh marathon training which will then merge into my Berlin marathon training a week after that race,
I've been really lazy over the holiday period, only managing one 7 mile run in 2 weeks, but on the flip side I have been able to spend some time with the family.
Hope everyone else's holidays/training over this period has been good. I've also started a thread for those who are running this years Edinburgh Marathon
Thought I would start this thread for those who will be gracing the capital this year for the annual Marathon. With only 3 days until standard entries close, I would like to hear from and get some discussions going on training, goals, other events that you will be running on the build up to the marathon or just random chit-chat.
Welcome to the thread all the new guys Hows the training going?
Chr1s & LlodR Looks like you both have a busy year on the Marathon front in 2015!
Bainspj The 3 years I have ran Berlin have been relatively hot considering it's the end of September. Don't know what the weather was like this year, but 2011 stands out the most as it was around 20 °C. I remember I found it really hard that year and struggled with hydration as all you get is small plastic cups at each water station, which are plentiful might I add, also this was a race in which I did my current pb (remember walking back to my hotel with 2 pints of the free alcohol free beer that you get at the finish). This prompted me to take my camelbak for 2012 & 2013 and I'll be doing the same next year. This method is good when it comes to just running through the water stations as they can get a bit congested.
Scooby3 I agree with you there on the dark evenings. I'm just trying to get out on a Wednesday and at Sunday at the minute and doing the rest on the treadmill. Last Wednesday I did my session on the treadmill as it was snowing and stormy. Just trying to maintain fitness at the moment as I will be starting my Edinburgh Marathon training at the start of January.