I have just completed the Llanelli Star Great Welsh Marathon using this plan. I just came back to look at it and was amazed. My completion time was 3:44:07, my recent half marathon PB was 1:44:40 and 10k was 66:31. That's as close to near perfectly in line with the promise as possible and I wasn't aware of it. Well Garmin, despite a few niggles in the plan as indicated above I can confirm that if like me, you follow this plan and you start off ready for it it is 100% achievable.
First Full marathon in 3:44:07. That's it I'm hooked. What a fantastice event. Nice and small and personal. Great organisation and support from the water kids and the croud. Thanks to Neale Wood from Lliswerry Runners who I ran with. Great pacing buddy.
Thanks for the comments about on board hydration, I've actually carried water for the first time in recent long runs and topped up at petrol stations where necessary. So lightweight and drinking as I go it is then. 22 miler long run completed a few weeks ago and tapering now, todays 5 miler still seemed long. Go figure the mental condition eh??
Good luck to everyone on the carb loading, list writing and final long run this weekend, just 12 miles for me and my Garmin plan then feet up if I can manage it.
See you one race day,, off to find some iron on letters.
Hello everyone, I'm new to this forum as well as this race as well as marathon'ing - this will be my first. I think I'm glad to have missed the VLM entry place as I'm from Cardiff so what better place to earn my 26.2. Im up to 19.2 miles with a LSD of 20 miles this weekend and the San Domenico 20 miler next wekend in Merthyr. I'll do a 22 miler the following week then its taper time. My garmin lets me believe I can do it under my magoc 4 hour dream, hopefully with a bit to spare. It's only my race after all and it's my first. I'm just deliberating whether to run in minimal kinvara's or more robust mirage's. Decisions decisions. Also,, what do people think of running with hydration bladders, is it considered 'wimping' out to carry your own? It's an honest pleasure to ba a part.
This book is not available on the WHSmiths website or instore in Cardiff. I asked the staff to seach for it and they said that if it's not on their website it's not available. How can I get a copy of this to supliment my first marathon in April?