Anyone here running a marathon, that actually does the full 5 days a week running schedule as seem by some of these marathon plans!
After getting back into running last year, I've realised that 2 runs a week, one tempo/interval training, and one long run, plus one swim and a MTB ride, is really having a positive affect, and with the Beachy Head Marathon done in 4:10 and looking towards a sub 4 hour on Trail Marathon Wales I'm thinking this is definately the way forward, anyone else feeling like these 7 day training programmes are just too much for someone (who's 40), who wants to accomplish a good time but is never going to win!
I decided on the Garmin as it has in my opinion much better functionality, of which I like the layout of the screen and the virtual partner, race, and pace function, unfortunatly, I think the only downside of the Garmin is that it doesn't have an interval timer
I emailed the organisers about the chip failure, basically, if the chip wasn't around you're ankle, then it won't get picked up by the sensors, mine was just above the small of my back on the outside of my hydration pack.. I'll remember for next year, although apparently the event entries won't be opening until early 2013
Shame, because I would have come in around about the 180 mark, which for my 1st marathon I'm really chuffed with.
Trail Marathon Wales is one to look out for in June, I'm in, it's only it's second year but looks like it's going to be another corker, only 400 elite entrants for the Marathon though so you'll have to get in quick as there is only 100 left (there is a half as well)
I'm afraid I failed on the sausage roll scoffing though, just couldn't face it as I headed up next countless hill!!
CelticRunner - Considering we were both 1st timers, we did fantastic, and yes, defo doing it next year, I'm doing Trail Marathon Wales in June, but I'll take a look at the Sussex Coast one as well.. I think I might have been bitten by the bug