HI, /been following all the ASoics threads- Really sorry about your race Bridget but glad you are getting right back on that horse. I did London and had an awful race. Was hoping ot knock 20 mins off my PB to get 4hours, ending up putting on 20 minutes -4:40.
I want to do another marathon and was thinking of Lock Ness (and lots of people here seem to be doing it) but I am put off on three things:
1. Hills -Are they bad? Hills at 18-20 miles sound like bad news. Will they frustrate a PB? 2. The start -Sounds like a lot of messing about at the beginning. I wonder if the faffing at the start of London was a factor for me doing badly. I like races where you turn up and go. 3. Spectators: Will my BF only be able to see me once in the last few miles?
Sorry to crash your thread. I deliberately want views on Loch Ness from people at around my pace.
Hi,Been following this thread as I too have a sub 4 goal for London. I am very impressed with how you fit it all in Alex and well done for today!
I have a couple of question for Steve or any other marathon experts.
I have previously run two marathons, but a while ago (last one was London 2008) both in 4:20.
Training for London has been pretty consistent, building up to longest runs so far of 2x 17 milers and today I ran 20 miles at Gloucester in ~3:05. It was a good run and although I slowed in last 4.5 miles (sub 4 pace until 15.5) I felt strong.
My questions are:
1. Is sub 4 possible at London or is 4:05/4:10 more realistic? (I want to know how to pace myself)
2. In terms of long runs, what will give me the best training in the next few weeks? My plan had been to do:
19/20 March - 13 miles
26/27 March - 20 miles (Flat route)
2/3 April - 17 miles (tough hilly windy multi terrain route)
Then two week taper
All comment/advice gratefully received
Alex- apologies for busting in on your thread like this, I am just at a loss as to how to get the best out of the last few weeks.