Over the years ive been running, running and more running... and now its time to up my game and tri (see what I did there!!) a triathlon, albeit a sprint one to start with.
I was wondering, after my swim/ run/ cycle etc... will my items be safe at the transitions areas and are they easy to spot when you get there? I don't know anyone who has done one and completely in the dark about what happens.
Hi, comfortable running shoes which is good. As U/B said, build up gradually but don't over do it and your last week should be gentle running and rest. Remember your muscles will need time to heal after training and be fresh for the race (not telling you to suck eggs or anything) Break the race up into manageable segments, my markers are usually 6 then 12 then the sprint finish..cough, cough... but you may do every mile.. what ever works! I was at a similar situation when I first raced and found compression socks helped prevent shin splints ..or maybe it was in the mind, but it worked for me. The crowd will help massively and enjoy the day. See you there!
Ive never run this but my sister has on the last two occasions. Its the only marathon she runs now and loves it (she has ran a few different ones over the years) . Its well organised, great location and lots of spectators. Ive watched on both occasions and might do it myself this year. She recommends it! Luckily the past two years had fantastic weather.
Hi, after years of trying and just when I was going to give up, ive got a place in next years London Marathon. Let the training commence
However, could someone offer any advice on suitable accommodation for the evening before, what's the process at the start of the marathon (is it easy to get to your start point?) and any other hints and tips that you may have.