If you can do four miles with about 8 weeks to go look at jog walking it. Or if you want to run the whole thing you need to get to 10 miles in about week six. Just concentrate on that. The big thing here is finishing and if it's your first one...A PERSONAL BEST!
And a lifetime best but let's not go mental here.
Remember six miles is just under HALF WAY AROUND! And you are two miles off that.
So keep going. Keep training. Keep getting the miles in.
Finally the magazine ran a feature about running in the dark although it didn't say about leaving off the headphones (upsetting advertisers?) and suggested a few tracking apps.
Bsafe includes a feature which will ring your phone to get you out of an awkward date. So not really useful for running then. Kitestring will check on you with a text message and if you don't respond it assumes you are dead in a ditch and sends out messages to everyone on your list to check the local hospital morgues. Sort of.
But neither one are really what you might call run practical. If you are a lone female at night they are very good. If you are a sweaty runner thinking of other stuff the way we do then not really.
So any ideas?
I have got an Android phone and all I want to do is turn the GPS on when I go out, have my wife turn on her laptop or whatever and she can track me in real time like a parcel and know when I am a few streets away on the way back to get the dog away from my staggering legs when I get in and open the back door so I can collapse in the back garden in a panting heap.
What about Map My Run pro? Does that do it? Garmin got anything that can track a watch?
Thanks everyone for the advice but it's looking a bit pricey even at ??300 each. Shame really as the place was free from Prostate Cancer UK through the Royal Mail.
I'll stick my name down for London. Doesn't seem very popular. Should walk into that.
And I have completed a hell of a lot of half marathons. And a bloke gets to an age when a bloke gets to thinking about maybe going around twice next time. But I need talking into, or maybe out of a full marathon.
My half PB is 1:44 after a lot of hard training but over a short period. Starting in January I am usually race fit by March. And early March and all. Like first week early March. Can I expect a marginally sub 4 hour finish? Would be nice.
So do I really need to train for nine months for this or will six do? What about injuries or non running weeks? Will this bugger it all up?
I am looking to train in the decent weather months for the first one so starting in April and racing in September. Would like very few surprises, flat and fast in English. Pref south west. Alright, Bristol but we only have a half at the minute.
So everyone that has completed a gazillion marathons, any ideas?