I had a fantastic marathon, finished in 4:44 and was still on a high on Tuesday! It was my first marathon and I was thrilled to have run all the way without hitting the wall. I met up with a great guy Darren running his 2nd FLM and we ran the last 13+ miles together. We did the YMCA but cannot remember what mile it was but it was totally bizzare and great fun. About 200m from the finish we decided that all the LSR had to stop and we made a sprint for the end. We were exhausted, soaked to the skin but had the biggest grins on our faces for our photos.
I told my friends and family that I would only run one marathon but I lied, I have to do that again!
Well done to everyone and see you same time next year hopefully!!
Good luck everyone for Sunday. Thanks Mike for your words of wisdom, I have packed the extra shoes and socks as recommended.
Am going to Expo on Friday and really looking forward to it. Might be a little tired as would have worked through the night on Thursday so that I could have a day off on Friday but it will be worth it I am sure.
Gnarly Buttons I am probably going to be in the 'get you round group' running for Asthma UK so see you there.
I know its a few days away yet but can you give me some first hand advice on what to take with me on the day apart from the obvious kit, number, pins etc.
I know I am probably panicking too early but sometimes it is really annoying when you are in an event and someone says oh I always have XYZ in my kit bag just in case!
Is there anything that you found really helpful to put in your bag for before/after the marathon especially as I will probably spend ages trying to locate my family and when I have chances are the teenagers will have scoffed all the food!
Another marathon newbie here and looking forward to FLM.
In response to your problem, I experienced something very similar back at the very start of my marathon training. A friend recommended that I eat porridge before my LSR. I tried it out on my first LSR with her (10 miles) and had to take off at 9 miles and sprint the last mile home to the loo! She found it very amusing!
I learnt very quickly that I needed to finish eating porridge at least 90 mins before running. I also try and make it with mainly water and a little milk and this helps me digest it quicker. Maybe you have the same problem either way its worth a try.
Good luck anyway and I had forgotten about the use of jelly babies, I will take some on my LSR this weekend to try.
Yes I am interested if they found out too. I got palpitations again last night just 5 mins before the start of 5K. Really annoying as I then had to pull out of the race. Have experienced them on and off for years but they had disappeared for ages after I started running about 20 months ago. They reared their ugly head again during training a couple of times and always when I had been running but then had stopped for a couple of minutes during reps. Last night it started after my warm up and stretches. I made the mistake of tipping forwards to stretch my lower back and bang my heart was like a galloping horse! U having problems too?