Hi Carter & Cake, it would be an easy one the Rivington Pike race 3.2 miles 700 ft of ascent, weather looks good, quite dry conditions. I am from Horwich and my brother lives on the route and I'll be there this Saturday, no match at the Reebok, so no excuse. Oh and I said on many occasions that I've never do something so stupid,looking on Youtube seems I'll be in good company, l need to start doing some hills as my autumn aim is SNOD. I was brought up near the Pennines so I'm well used to hill walking.
Hi Tish marathons hey, look after yourself first and foremost.
I did three short runs last week 3, 4 & 6 felt OK, I completed a local 5 mile race last night in 37.07 a 15 sec pb over last year that was run prior to the marathon last year I was not confident even thought about not doing it, which baffles me as my Manchester marathon was 13 mins slower than last year but I felt the training and fitness was better than last year. Oh and I'm one year older. So I'm putting it down to life and moving on to my next mad idea, which could be a fell race on Saturday.
I Like Chester a good event with a couple more hills than Manchester but not enough to spoil your day, Sandy Lane is the bit that gets you ate the end, well recommended though.
Bev was that you in the fluorescent yellow top with blond hair, who scooted past me like I was in lead boots, around 14/15 miles whilst commenting on those still to reach half way, you were making it look ridiculously easy. I was quite unkempt in orange by that time. If it was you, you didn't have an hair out of place and was even looking fresh like you was out for a stroll.
Rockin, I'm with you and will learn, can't say I was under prepared, didn't think my pace was too fast to start with but the legs didn't work as instructed, up and on.
I will venture to the gym tomorrow for gentle cross training, then a jog later in the week, with a parkrun Saturday, short amble Sunday then watch VLM on the telly.
well done to all plenty of pb's, gutted for you tish.
I managed 4.08 I started in front of the 4 pacer who came past just before 20 miles, I knew I was slowing and no way I could keep it going, so it was a run/walk last 6 miles, started getting cramp at 24. I'm still pleased I did it, so I will wear the t-shirt and medal with pride. It's still a marathon which is no mean feat. I was13 mins slower than last year but I gave it all I had on the day that's marathons for you.
It's still a good race, except water pouches and results. I don't think I'll do it again as there are other marathons. I have to reconsider the training plan and refocus on a new challenge. White Peak marathon in May for me next, no time in mind, no pressure, just for the experience.
Bags packed off first thing tomorrow, treating Mrs SKD to a trip to Wigan, walking the streets looking for Uncle Joe or at least a meat pie and barm cake butty, it's traditional, perfect pre race prep. Then off to the theatre of broken dreams the Reebok hotel.
I'm 9332 wearing orange and a bin bag pre race.
On chatting I usually pick on those who look round as I'm approaching with something like hows it going or some other small talk as the mood takes me, you have been warned.
Carb loading similar to many, pasta, rice etc. Sunday night will be different with lashings of beer. Monday AM hotel pool recovery that's the plan.