Guys - quick question - anyone been to Berlin before and know the easist way into the city from the airport? I assume there's trains and buses - and i'll no doubt investigate later - but I'm staying near enough to the start and finish of the marathon and wondered if anyone had any tips for the easist way to get there or thereabouts? Thanks
I'm flying in from Birmingham with Luthansa on the Friday @ 10:35am. Although they have been a nightmare changing flights so I think I need to check my email tonight to make sure I've not had a change of plan by the airline in the last few weeks.
Hotel is Hotel Central Inn Am Hauptbahnhof. (anyone else staying there? Looks a bit like one of the dingy little holes that Jason Bourne would stay in to avoid the CIA - but you get what you pay for hey)
I'm with you all - the taper is driving me insane. Went out for a 6 mile run yesterday and it was absolutely hideous. Luckily I know it's just the tapering blues.
I did Edinburgh in 4hours 50 with my archilles issues - was always looking to do a similar time in Berlin - but then striding through the Cheltenham half last weekend in 1 hour 55 has got that little thought of maybe getting somewhere towards my PB!! Which is 4 h ours 30! Hey it's a fast course, you never know.
Hello everyone!! Don't shout at me - I know I've been rubbish at this forum malarkey but life has been so manic at the moment felt like I've hardly had five minutes to myself. You gonna let me get back involved?
How is everyone getting on? Reading through, I too am doingthe dreaded taper. Hate the mental stuff it puts you through, went out and did a tiny 4 miler this morning and felt knackered! But I'm sure that's just normal. However did do the Cheltenham Half marathon on Sunday, it's the first time this one has been run, and was great - I would recommend it. Not the biggest, around 1800 runners but was an excellent day. Was aiming for 2 hour 10 (if you remember I've had and still have archilles tendinopathy) and somehow managed to come in at 1 hour 55, matching my PB. Note to me however - definately not going to run that pace next week in Berlin.
Well I'm kind of not thinking of the injury too much - I'm either going to do it or I'm not. I am thinking a 40 minute cycle or something at the gym to loosen up, then a run tomorrow morning. We will see!! I'll decide at 5pm!
I'm definately up for meeting up after, maybe before too. I can't help with places....never been the Berlin!
Remember me? Probably not – remember I was here for a bit complaining about archilles tendinopathy before Edinburgh and you all gave me some kind advice. Well I’m back – as promised – truth be told I have been sulking for about 8 weeks. Training has been tough, ankle has been a proper pain (literally) and I’ve stayed away from anything that is talking about running as the last thing I wanted to read was how great people were doing and how many big distances people were completing! Why? The bitter truth was that I was maybe not going to be able to do Berlin. But alas – with copious amounts of physio and acupuncture and some sensible (ish) training, I think the ankle is showing signs of improving. The big test was this weekend – I’ve only managed a single 13 miler since Edinburgh and a tough 10 miler with hills (believe it or not, I didn’t realise there were hills until I ran it) – where at the beginning of the week I was thinking 15, then by Saturday night I’d decided on 20 (don’t ask!) – but all in all I go out in the rain and smashed out a 18.5 mile run – and touch wood – the ankle seems ok. I know a big increase in training is not supposed to help my injury, but the longer I waited, the less likely Berlin was anyhow. But I’ve noo pain lingering around – so we’re not out of the woods yet but it was encouraging.
Notice Em is mentioning meeting up etc – I’d still like to get involved with this. Definitely up for meeting up before the event and is anyone wandering out for food and drink after the marathon? (I tend to spend the night before getting pumped up and to bed early – get the old plasters on the nipples so they’re nice and stuck J)
On a separate note – and a general question – what do you guys do in terms of recovery after a long run? And by this I mean, when do you train again? I’m thinking after yesterdays 18 miler – should probably rest today? I’m supposed to be doing a 6am run tomorrow as have something planned in the evening, but the adrenalin is telling me to go off and do some spin or cross training tonight. Urge v Common Sense? What would you guys do?