thanks for the note.I will check out amazon.too - good luck for the run in April. You'll enjoy the experience Im sure. I am super keen on the garmin Forerunner 310 or 620 - lot of cash tho hey.Good luck 1st time marathon goers, my only tip would be from having just finished one is to run a 4 hour run at least once so you body knows what it feels like and also no harm in doing a 35km training run or a 40km - my training plan said not to. The last 12kms were super slow for me as I think mentally it was unchartered waters so I was going for survival mode rather than yeah I've done this and keeping to a set pace.
just tossing up the idea to do Paris maybe aswell - means traning in the cold wet and snow here in Holland hmm
Hey Team - first time forum user, feels like abit of group online dating haha. Well I have the introductories out of the way. i just wanted to mentioned that I just completed my 1st marathon in a time of 4hrs 35mins. Phew! I have that off my chest, the first 30km were at a 5:45m per km and then the last 12km went slightly pear-shaped. Due to recovering from a broken leg, stabbing pains in the leg for the last month of training meant I only went for 3/4 runs. I was pretty happy and to finish inside an Olympic Stadium, not bad.
I signed up in mi july and tried to follow a 12 week programme with varying levels of success.
I'm moving onto testing out an Olympic Dist. tri but only have speedo's, goggles and some shoes - neone know where I can find a half decent road bike? Can't afford anything over 500 quid.......
excuse the lack of reading all the posts, I will get onto it now but thought of diving head first into a post.