wow, it's really quiet in this forum, guess everyone is overcome with excitement!! Hi
Ali, glad to hear things going well! I suppose you haver to decide what you want out of each race, Edi was your 1st full if I remember correctly so hopefully you'll be looking to improve on that but LN a wee bit hillier so you don;t want to knacker yourself, like GP said. You could always have a wee 3 miler before GNR (run from 3 miles out back to the start - you'll probably also get on the telly or barred!) and then race the half, in my mind that equates to an LSR of 20 but then my mind is a bit leftfield! Or you could do a very easy 20 this weekend and an easy GNR - just depends if you're "going for it" or not! I'm not going for it , found out a mate of a mate is doing it (his first ever half!) so going to pace him to get under 2 hours hopefully, he's just about there. My injury's healed nicely but not in time for me to race to so I'm just going to enjoy the day and soak up the atmosphere and hopefully help someone else reach their goal. Good luck whatever you do anyway!
Hi all, I'm getting better thankfully, up to 6 miles, still got a bit of tightness but no pain so happy days so Physio sessions must be working! Feeling a lot better about this now knowing I'll be able to do it, still no chance of racing it but will be nice just to run around without putting myself under any pressure for a change! Anyway, just realised I haven't sorted on how to get to the start and then back to the hotel so will need to get that done! Apparently race packs now been sent out as well so can't be long now
Well I'm still injured - utter bollox - going to be really touch and go now if I can make it, no chance of racing it but would like to be in reasonable shape to at least do the miles and enjoy the experience - hoping my Marathon fitness will still be there somewhere even although I have put on about half a stone! I've done around 10 (sore) miles in the last 4 weeks! I have started doing some cross training though as my moobs are starting to reappear too
Dave, you can defer until next year and you will get a guaranteed place but you have to pay again, I've already checked it, it's on the website t & cs. somewehere. Not checked if I can cancel my hotel yet though and lose the £200 I paid upfront If I'm still buggered I might just go down and try and enjoy it anyway!
Anyway, hopefully everyone else is doing well, Alibally - I'm very jealous, good luck to you and stay injury free!
I'm injured - typical! Been waiting all year to get out running in glorious sunshine but calf pulled as tight as Mel Gibson at the end of Braveheart at the minute! Ah well, was planning on waiting a couple of weeks before the serious training starts anyway. I'll never learn - note to self again - if you feel a twinge - don;t keep running on it!!! Hi Robert, I'm in the same boat as you except my hotel is booked. I'm hoping they're going to run buses from there too, others will give better advice than me on the logistics but the only advice I would give you at this stage is get it booked sooner rather than later as the prices will go up and availability very limited so you might not get exactly what you want. My hotels already went up since I booked it....
I need to start running again, enjoying my rest after the Marathon a little too much, will try and get these easier miles up again starting tomorrow (he says hoping!!!) My book's arrived now, suppose I should start reading it