Sunday was my first race too and the atmosphere was amazing! Can't wait until next year but trying to fit a spring one in too - if anyone has any reccomendations let me know! I'm in London so can get to most places in the south and midlands.
Catalin the split times are available on the app if you or someone you know has an iphone you can download it and check by adding yourself as a runner? The app's called RPFHM 2012 but if you search Royal parks on app store it comes up.
Sorry, I missed your post. Yes i'm doing the Royal Parks and i'm scared too! People just keep saying to start slow and enjoy the day - which is what i'm going to aim for, I just want to finish and try not to be last!!!
How are you feeling? Well done, it's an amazing achievement, especially with a 7 month y/o!!
I'm running my first half marathon on 7 October and have been training 'properly' (i.e. on a training plan) since June. I feel good and healthy and three weeks ago I did my first 10 mile long run. However over the last two weekends due to things beyond my control (and not to do with the running) I've had the time to do another 10 miles, or increase it to 11 miles - which was my intention. I feel like I want to go out this weekend and do 11 but i've been advised against doing the longest run one week before. My short runs are 5 miles a few times a week. Should I just go for it and do a long run (11m) this weekend as I feel good and it will increase my confidence or just take it easy and do 6 miles this weekend (which is what my training plan says) or something in between?
Any advice would be really appreciated! I feel awful because the training was going so well and I feel like i've let myself down in the last two weeks - and so close to the race!