Im not going to be much help but I too suffer from loss of appetite. I am not overweight. Last night I went on a 12 mile run (training for a marathon) - I had small bowl of cornflakes for b/fast, 1 small ham, tomato and cucumber sandwich and fruit corner for lunch. Early evening I went on a 12 mile run and then had to force myself to eat a bowl of porridge afterwards (I could of quite happily gone without!). I run 4 times a week and I am always like this. I know I dont eat enough before/after my long runs and I dont know what causes my loss of appetite either! I have started taking Vitamin C tablets. We usually have an Indian takeaway at the weekend do maybe that keeps me going for the week!!!!
Well done Caroline for ignoring those idiots - they are only jealous because they cannot run. Hold your head up high and be proud of yourself.
I have been shouted at many times - especially from younger lads who are usually stood outside a pub smoking! They are brave in a crowd! I just ignore.
Worst one that I have had was when running with my husband in a quiet village and someone threw a cup of water at us through their car window !! I just couldnt believe it and it really shocked us and I had a soaking wet trainer - was furious!
Well done to everyone who finished in appalling conditions. I found it very tough. I cannot believe i didnt keep my jacket on but i usually get very warm after a couple of miles - how wrong was i !!! I did acquire a plastic ponche (sp?) which helped slightly.
I felt great up to mile 19 and was on for a 4:30 finish when at mile 22 the cold got to me and i ended up sitting in the ambulance trying to get warm (along with many others!). Thank you to the wonderful lady at the drinks station at mile 22 who gave me a big hug and suggested sitting in the ambulance to get warm - as was in tears and shaking so much I wasnt making much sense. I wasnt thinking straight to ask her name. The crew were fantastic saying to run in these conditions are a nightmare and many runners had dropped out. I was determined to finish and after 20+ mins of thawing out i carried on which was the toughest thing I have ever done and i finished It was the worst time I have ever ran a marathon but at least i finished.
After what i had been through to then wait for 30-45 mins queing for my baggage (the police intervened to organise it in the end) was such a disgrace. My clothes were muddy and wet - not a happy bunny!
On a positive note - thank you the the couple who had loads of clear plastic bags in their boot and were helping to put them on runners - you were both a godsend. Not sure mileage - poss 20. The support in Altrincham and also mile 23 to the end were brilliant.
Also the fantastic support/marshalls that kept me and many others going - you were amazing to stand and cheer us on in such bad conditions. Finally the lovely marshall that hugged me and told me off for apologising to my running buddy that i had taken so long and for keeping him waiting - she said "dont you dare apologise for your time you have just finished a marathon - God love her.
I ran two marathons last year and I am running two this year - one being M/CR marathon
I have ran a maximum of 22 miles in training for each marathon and have been absolutely fine on the day for the previous two and Im sure I will be fine for M/CR. The crowd will push you for the last 4.2 miles anyway.
Im sure you will have a fantastic day and dont set off too fast - keep to your own pace.
M/CR marathon was last held 10 years ago so dont really have any tips!!
Have a fab day and I am sure this will be the 1st of many marathons you enter - it does get addictive!!!!!