Thanks Jason and Nicole for kind words. trying to sort out a funeral/all logistics of organising someone's estate/will/finances and running are not easy. Nicole you are right my running tomorrow day/night whenever I can fit in will be a release, Going to try and get out to do a 7mile run at near to MP.
pipes welcome and looking at the times you are trying to run at sounds like you know what you are doing. What is the other marathon you are doing as I am going to be doing York marathon 2 weeks after Berlin. It's a long story how I got roped into it but Berlin will be the race and York the get round, at least that is the plan
ok back to making more phone calls, checking on the wife/kids and making dinner!!!!
Beetle- fantastic running and you are right whatever pace we run at we always want faster. You must be on course for a good time with your training going well. Thanks for info on gels and water although water in cups is a bit pants will have to slow right down to drink, maybe that won't be a bad thing. I don't think I will be wearing my Striders vest as I'm going to be running for mcmillion care as part of my work charity.
nicole. That HM sounds poor, HM courses are never usually like that, very strange.
my day has been a difficult one- started off well with a very early LSR of 20m on a hilly course average pace8:45 which I was really pleased with because I felt as if I was running a lot slower. Last 1/2 miles hurt but I think that's normal and some of the hills were hard. Great recovery at gym straight after with 4 lengths swim as cool down and time spent in jacuzzi to relax legs.
All good so far then then early afternoon get a call to say mother in law has died-boom good day turns sour, wife kids all upset as you can imagine. Having to stay strong for them as this week we plan for funeral.
Valuable lesson learnt yet again, enjoy every day as if it's your last and I promise I won't moan about my marathon time in a few weeks whatever it is because I'm still here lucky enough to be able to complete it and then plan next one.
I hope my wife's sad loss Spurs you all on to just do your best and enjoy the next few weeks of training and the big day itself.
Sounds like a good plan. I'm doing very similar but doing spinning class and light weight at gym instead of easy run so as to not be out running all the time. I've also stopped hill training after all Berlin is meant to be flat.
I received my pack for the great north run however I haven't arranged any accomdation does any one no somewhere dirt cheap for 1night
Alun, wouldn't bother to download as I'm not sure any benefit for you. Looks like training is really stepping up now. Next 2/3 weeks the most important in my opinion speed/endurance/practice drinks stops ect it all happens now. I did a good 5m MP run yesterday on a hilly local lovely route. Spinning today and swim then rest day tomorrow.
Just saw on website water on route is given out in cups!!!! That means have to really slow down to make sure you take it in.
Does anyone know how often isatonic drinks are given out On route. I'm thinking of not taking my own bottles and getting on route. Probably going to buy gels at expo.