Has anyone pointed out yet that Hilary could just do a marathon in under 4 hours?
Thats rather impressive for a first timer
If you really give it a bit of welly and do it under 3:50 I will give you a little cheer.
Thanks Stephen, I'm getting really excited now.
I ended up doing a 16 mile run yesterday but I have a twinge in my groin!! Really bad timing. I'm planning to rest it for a couple of days and am seeing the physio on Thursday. I would love to get sub 4 hours so these next two weeks are crucial!! Any advice on muscle twinges??
Can anyone give me some advice? I am running my first marathon in London on 22nd April. I have been gradually building up the miles each week and managed a 20 mile run on Sunday. I was feeling very achey by mile 16 and struggled through to 20 but did it in 2 hours 48, keeping a pretty even pace throughout. Whilst my legs felt a bit heavy the day after, I haven't had too much stiffness.
I have the opportunity to do another organised 20 mile run this weekend along the Middlewood Way. Do you think I should try and get another long run in or start tapering with only 2.5 weeks left!!?
Thanks for your comments. Its good advice. I'm tempted to overdo it but I think you're right that I should rest more. I think I'll take your advice and do a long run on the day of the first night and then do some gentle cross training and short runs during the week.
I hope all your training is going well. Good luck on the day!
Thanks for your reply. I agree I don`t think there is a way of getting that sleep back. I have got the week off from the Monday so my plan is to get back into the day routine and fit a small amount of training in to keep loose. I find it really difficult training whilst working nights but I think I will just have to plan it in and stick to it. I'll probably go before work because I'm always way too tired after work. What do you do?