Thanks M..eldy, Mr Puffy and Screamapillar for your helpful replies. I am travelling down Friday morning to attend the Expo and collect my number. We were hoping not to have to travel back to Tring before driving to Dorset but will if need be. My fourth but largest marathon by far so feeling very nervous.
I am staying in Tring, Herts with family the day before the marathon so will need to travel in on the day. Please can someone tell me what time the marathon starts? Also any recommendations of where to park near to the finish or a station we can park at then travel in? We are then traveling on to Dorset afterwards. I wondered how early trains run on Sundays? Panicking a bit here. Don't know London well! Any advice would be appreciated, thanks
Khani you will be so happy when you have done it but I do understand how boring a very long run can be. A few things that help me.....divide up your route into sections like 4 villages down and 4 to go, listen to podcasts like Marathon Talk, get someone to send you motivational texts when the running gets hard, dividing time up in fuel breaks, remind yourself why you are doing it and pat yourself on the back. Really hope it goes ok
Thanks Shades I was just trying to do the beginning and end at what I hope to be marathon pace on a long run to practice for London. It was actually only my second run in new shoes! I wonder if I had laced them well enough at the top. Swim planned with my daughter today. Feels right to lie in and rest....
Glad you had a nice run this morning.
Not been here for a little while. Hope everyone is well. Good luck for all those racing and running this weekend. I had a good 21 mile on Wednesday. Felt strong and managed some miles at mp. Attempted short recovery run yesterday but was very stiff. No running today and may swim tomorrow. Have discomfort in side of right lower leg so may miss first run in my plan and start again on Monday.