Hi all, very late to the party but also running Brighton in a few days. My second marathon (1st VLM 2013) and looking for a better run at Brighton. No time in mind just a finish without a stop - VLM saw a 20 minute sit down at mile 21 with a collapsed runner which totally trashed my mojo, concentration shot and race went down the pan from there. Training also hampered by piriformis problems.
Hoping for a bright but cool morning, ran the Gloucester 20 last weekend and was a tad warm for my liking. Nerves starting to kick in now the countdown is on, probably somewhat undertrained but *touch wood* am not injured. Will take mildly undertrained under slightly injured anyday.
Sorry to hear you were so ill...I don't mean to sound rude but it is reassuring to know there are others in the same boat Liberty...I too am confident of a finish regardless of how I get there which is what counts I guess! Are you planning a further long run? My plan calls for 20 miles Easter weekend but given the state of my hip I don't know if it's worth the bigger run or to try and get my hip in the best shape before then and keep up the shoter runs...
Apologies for hijacking this thread with unrelated questions...
I'll see what pace groups are available and make my descision from there...I think if I can keep a group in sight even if I have to walk through a water station or 3 then I would be ok...the only goal is to get round and get the medal be it by running, walking or crawling...running preferred though
I think I might, even if I do have to adopt a run walk approach at some point at least there will be others in the same boat...I hope! I did 18 miles on Tuesday (my longest to date) and had to adopt a run to gel stop, gel, water, quick stretch run to next gel stop approach after mile 13...as long as I can get to Tower Bridge before I have to do that I'll be pleased.
Thanks, that's what I'm thinking...my training buddy has deferred her place so will now be running on my own...bit nerve wracking...I'm on a charity place so I'm guessing there will be a lot of people who will be heading to the same start as myself. I'm also thinking of tagging along with one of the pace groups (the slower ones!) as hoping to save my hip for as long as I can before I have to opt for the run to water station, walk through & stretch if need be, run to the next water station tactic, hopefully after half way! As it's my first and for charoty my only goal is to get round and finish with a smile if I can Good Luck all x