Nicole, I;ve never been one for tattoos and would never get one myself, but a friend of mine and her hubby got tatoos on tuesday after both having completed london marathon. they inspire me so much. They are not the fastest of runners, but they run every race together, pretty much holding hands across the finish. The last time they did the marathon, he really encouraged her around. This time, it was him that had the difficulty with his knee in the later miles, and it was she that got him thru. The tatoos they got were lovely, and hers is on her wrist and she had the 2 years she's done london marathon with the option to add more years if she does it again...
but you have to tell everyone on here who isn't on twitter how awesome Rachel is...!!!
Soooo jealous of your trip to Boston! RUNger has subsided, now its time for operation 6-pack for the wedding/honeymoon, so I will be training the complete opposite of marathon training... not working out for more than 30 minss, lots of circuits and tabata type stuff
Hello all,,, quick post... Marathon fitness takes years to build up, and it also takes weeks to recover from your race paced marathon you did on Sunday. Rachel, Mk is too soon unless you are prepared to take it significantly slower than Sunday.
nicole. Manchester was perfect. After the first couple of miles, really nowhere near as congested as London. I think Paris is worse. No idea about Edinburgh. It's good to look for marathons that aren't the big city races as these are more full of people who didn't put in the training, therefore you have to face things like people stoppoing to walk in mile 1!
pipski, I saw those t-shirts and wanted to buy one but thought it might be bad luck as I don't have any children yet.
i will try to stick around on here as much as I can the next few weeks for those doing MK ans Edinburgh, if u have any questions, but I do have my wedding very soon, so as you can imagine, am a bit consumed with getting that sorted x
''wel Jel' of chick and superman doing Boston. Have a blasty blast!
i still think I have a way to go before I can handle as high mileafe as some of you folk do, or indeed speedwork and tempo in same week. I have been doing more MP work in my long runs, so perhaps that made it ok.
and yes, sober... Am at work today... Until2:30, then I guess the pub