Hi all. Just got back on here after a hell of a busy couple of weeks. How are we all doing ? Nothing wrong with that strategy Pip. I don't know if this will help, but it is worth googling Jeff Galloway and his run/walk strategy. To me it makes a lot of sense. Esp if you are struggling a little. My attitude is still the same. Go out to enjoy it and take in the atmosphere. You don't have to go out and run it at a 100 miles an hour. Sure. We all want to improve, but as we have said, anyone who runs a marathon is a winner. It doesn't really matter. i would love to do a PB, but my handicap is having run a marathon already 4 weeks ago. I am taking it as it comes. You should do the same. You will find by having walking breaks you will take in more of the atmosphere and surroundings. Forget about times. If you can do that now you will take so much pressure off yourself. You can go into this with a relaxed attitude and say' I am going to enjoy this' If I am going to walk then so be it !! Who cares. Don't forget the old piece of advice I threw your way a while back. Walk because you want to, not because you have to !! A Hal Higdon statement !! and absolutely right !! Hope to hear from you soon PIP.Let me know how you are doing !! and everyone else !!
Don't worry Pip. Still time. Off to Cyprus today, so will try and touch base over there if poss. Depends on the internet connection. Back next Wednesday anyway, so will see how you are progressing. Speak soon.
Hi again Pip, and hello Nemo 96. Don't panic. What is the worst case scenario. Walk/run strategy which is absolutely fine. You will both find that you will most certainly not be the only ones doing that. There will be 10s of 1000s of others using the same strategy. Honestly Pip. You can afford to keep off it this week. Don;t run on it until you have had it looked at. It is easy to panic, but don't. We will keep in touch and will take stock of the situation after you have had it seen. As I say, don't feel compelled to run on it yet. A few days off may really help. You may not get to beat your previous time. But does that really matter. Just being at London is a great thing in itself anyway. There is no pressure on you to have to run it fast. Just to enjoy it.
Nemo76 , do you think you can get your mileage up to 10 miles this weekend ?