A bit late to join the Snod forum I know - but thought it would be rude not to say hello to you guys.
Just got back from running the Berlin marathon (3:58:04) so Snowdonia has not been on the agenda until now.
Once my legs get back to normal which should be by the weekend I'm going to rip into some 10-12 mile steep hilly runs in the next couple of weeks.
I'm normally okay running hills (my best half is Conwy round the Great Orme) but I know Snowdonia is completely different gravy.
My only problem is a mate has persuaded me to tun the Great Brum run (half) six days before Snod.
For someone who normally runs 3:50 to 4hr marathons. What should I be expecting in Wales. Considering my overloaded preparation is 4hrs 30 realistic? Or should I just forget the watch for once and enjoy the scenery?
Just a quick update on my Berlin experience. What a wonderful weekend (or should that be wunderbar).
Ran 3:58:04 which was six minutes outside my pb. My Garmin said I'd run 26.7 at the end and with all the carnage at the water stops I probably wasn't that far away from my 3:52 best in reality. Just glad to break 4hrs though as it was hot throughout the run and I started cramping at about 22 miles.
Apart from the water stop chaos (little cups instead of bottles) it was a top notch event all round. The crowds provided a superb atmosphere and the organisation was meticulous. My worry about overcrowding was unfounded apart from at the feeding stations.
Just got to get the Brum half and Snowdonia Marathon out of the way and then I can start having a serious natter with all you good folk about Pareee.
Hi one and all, what a weekend in wonderful Berlin. 3:58:04 for me ... very pleased to break 4 but six minutes outside my pb.
My garmin said i ran nearly 26.7 so i probably wasn't far off my best in reality. Great occasion, the organisation was top notch and the crowds just brilliant. The only minor complaint was the water stops were chaotic and probably cost everyone a few minutes in time.
I suffered intermittent cramp pains in my right calf for the last six miles which slowed me down to a jog. But I still managed to put my foot down after going through the Gate. Next stop Snowdonia in less than a month