Does anyone know how/where I can download quality maps to import into the Garmin Training Centre software? Ideally, I would like to download small areas at a time, like buying a single OS 1:25000 sheet, rather than paying £150 for the whole of the UK. Just been bought a Forerunner 305 by my husband which is excellent by the way.
Just a quick update, in case anyone is interested. I saw my doctor on Tuesday and was really surprised by how positive she was. She basically told me to continue to exercise as I currently was. When I told her that I had been in training for the marathon she said that as long as I wasn't too tired or sick there was no reason why I couldn't still do it, albeit at a slower pace. So I am back to plan B, which is to carry on training (slowly!) cutting out all speedwork and so long as I feel up to it, then I will be going ahead. I am still feeling fine although I realise it is still very early days (only just 6 weeks), and I am now thinking about using a run-walk strategy...something to try this weekend.
Thanks everyone, for all the advice and congratulations! I will definitely be getting myself checked out by the doctor and go with what she says. At the moment I think that as long as I feel OK I will continue to run, but the marathon is probably out of the equation. As for this weekend, I think I will go to the race (as I feel fine) and play it by ear. Run at a very easy pace and if I need to walk or pull out then I will.
So far my marathon training has been going very well and I thought that this might be the year I finally achieved my target of 4h30. I have been getting lots of long runs in including the Meon Valley Plod (19.5) 3 weeks ago and 17.5 this weekend. However, yesterday I found out that I am pregnant! Great news (although the timing could have been a little better!!) Now I am not sure what to do...I don't feel any different at the moment and I am sure I will be able to carry on running, at least for a while. Should I put all thoughts of the marathon out of my head? I know could defer but I think I would be unlikely to run next year as I can't see me being in shape. And what about this weekends planned 20miler? I was one of our clubs team entry in the Mad March 20 - should I pull out and let the team down, or could I still run, even if slower than ariginally planned? You can tell I am confused... I can't get an appointment to see my GP till next week so any advice, particularly from the medics amongst you would be very gratefully received. Thanks!