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
Morning all, changed my name as wanted to be reminded of my goal every time I signed on here - sub330 was predictably already taken so now my aim is sub329, as if it wasn't hard enough! Anyway, yes, it is just like the Ed thread now! Hi Ali, good to hear you're doing well after your efforts, beer and curry the night before - tut tut! Sounds like something I would do! Not any more though, I felt I suffered as I had too many nights out on the run up to Edinburgh so after a week of reflection I know if I'm going to get my times I need to knuckle down!
Hi Madbee, I'm ticking over nicely too, although stupidly done a few intervals yesterday and now I'm suffering! Serious training starts for me on 30th June..... Great you've got your GFA confirmed for London, I'm in the ballot and keeping fingers crossed! I'll need to wait until I'm 65 for a GFA unless I speed up
Not decided if I'll do it yet but I actually bought the P & D Advanced Marathoning book yesterday for a read as I had been tentatively looking at their plans. Is the book you're talking about different?
Hi Colin, glad the hip issue clearing up now and you can concentrate on the GNR. I'm coming down from Falkirk so will be driving down Saturday and heading back up after the race. Wife is getting dragged along to spectate, not sure she quite appreciates what she's letting herself in for yet but I'll take the flak after Kids might be coming too but think it would be easier to leave them at home! Checked it out now so I'm staying at the Village Urban resort hotel so will suss out the necessary nearer the time. Re training plans, it's really personal preference for me so wouldn;t like to advise you. There are loads out there so you really have to pick one that suits a level you would be happy training at. I am using the RW "break sub 130" plan but tweaking it (ie. using slower times!) to "break sub 135" plan as I'm just a wee bit off the 1.30 training level and will keep that for next year.
Hi CLB - well done on Edinburgh I wouldn't consider myself an expert but on the basis of your Edinburgh time, I would reckon you've got a sub 145 1/2 in you? So would say the above to you too. If you're only doing want to do 3 runs a week though then have a tempo/interval/LSR as your core runs aiming at the time you want and for number 4 you could do an easy one.....then just cross train as you like and that should be plenty. Have a look at the F.I.R.S.T training chedules, I think there is a half one, I followed it for the full Marathon last year but changed this year as there wasn't enough running days in it for me.
Like Stephen says above though, I will also be incorporating a lot more speed work into my training schedule this time....