Did some seriously long treadmill running during the rubbish weather training for Brighton. Can't say its much fun but what did help was downloading things to watch onto my iPod and them plugging this into the running machine to watch on the screen. Certainly don't envy you Stuart! I've managed a couple of six milers this week, been generally relaxing and enjoying my holiday after Brighton but work again in the morning so will try and get back to a regular 4-5 runs a week. I've loved being able to run at my pace once more rather than running most if my runs slower as marathon prep.
Am I right in thinking London ballot opens shortly? (In a few mins I think?)
Carl, I'm gutted for you but at the same time a little in awe that you got yourself round after what sounds like a pretty nasty fall. Give it a day or so but you may need to get someone to take a look at it to asses what you have done. Fingers crossed its superficial that will have you running again very soon.
i was concerned yesterday when I saw how clear the morning was, that the heat would claim a number of victims during the race. Both time I've ran London it has been really hot and although it makes the city look amazing as time goes on its a killer. I'd much rather the overcast cool conditions I ran in at Brighton. sadly like most aspects of running you can't control it.
Guys just popped on to say massive good luck to any and all who are running today. Go out and smash it but remember to enjoy the race, for anyone who hasn't run London previously, its the most amazing street party in the world. Don't get too focused on a time, relax, take in the crowds, take in the sights and feed of the engery that will be in the air. Don't go off too fast, stay hydrated (its gonna be hot out there) trust your legs and have no excusses come the finish line!
thoughts will be with you all today.
Carl, I've ran 3 marathons so far and my times have dropped by 30mins from 1st to second and by 14mins from 2nd to 3rd. I would say it depends on how much more you feel you are capable of. Based on your training times I see no reason why you can't push for that kind of improvement to your time. I had horrific build up to my first so knew I was capable of much quicker, my second I ran slightly injured but feeling ok but missed out on sub 4 and felt with a little better prep I could break that. next time I will look for sub 3:40 so only 7.5 mins to find but with slightly more focussed training I know I can do it. 3:30? Time will tell!
Wind Carter? I don't know what you mean, I keep blaming the kids but the wife is having none of it haha
Ricky, re. Trainers, I swear by Asics, specifically the gel Nimbus range. But to be honest I've tried little else, not the sort of thing I want to experiment with when I have a brand that works for me considering the cost. Getting some new ones for my bday in a month.