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Posted: Yesterday at 19:01

Gary - you know yourself better than me but from following your training yo have been doing 20s most weeks it seems since December. I don't think missing one will do you any harm and the benefit of one more is likely negligible. Rest up and hope youre firing on all cylinders come April 19th

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Posted: Yesterday at 18:57

JJ - just remember, you can only get wet once 

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Posted: Yesterday at 13:09
Good stuff Nick. I have a session booked with Jana on the Monday before the marathon. Should freshen me up nicely

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Posted: Yesterday at 11:44
I was on the canal path too RRR. Sale to monton, set off around 7.45 to make worsley woods parkrun then back along the canal to SWP, couple of laps of that and home for my last 20miler. The rain never really stopped but was worst around half 8,was bucketing it down. As expected I found it tough, my legs were sore from getting back into the running this week before I'd even set off, by 15 miles they were gone and it was a very tough effort bringing those last 5 home. Not sure where that leaves me, it was slower than all my long runs since December but I still covered the distance. Will see how the next couple of weeks go before deciding if I need to amend my target.

Enjoy the weekend everyone! Final long runs

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Posted: 27/03/2015 at 21:16

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Posted: 27/03/2015 at 13:42

Re: long runs/taper.  I have my last 20 this weekend which I hopefully will be able to drag myself round, then its a 17 next week then 12 the week before the race.  that will leave me having done 3x17s, 1x18, 2x20s, 1x22. as anything 17 miles or above.  I missed 2 runs with illness that should have both been around 17-18 miles.

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Posted: 27/03/2015 at 13:21

Pete - Im doing the same as last year and heading down to Hale Grill (Blackhouse restaurant) for one of their Sunday roasts   That will of course be after a cheeky couple in the bishops once the race is done   We should get a few of us in there, be good to put faces to names.

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Posted: 26/03/2015 at 10:32

I ran a very leggy 12.5k into work this morning, really struggled with it.  Legs feel shot after doing some intervals yesterday (even though i only did 3 instead of the 5 on the plan).  Meant to have another 5 to do today but might give it a miss and let the legs rest.  Day off tomorrow then im thinking of doing my last 22 miler on Saturday rather than Sunday.  At the moment though i really dont think ive got those miles in me, so it might be a looped course and i will just run what i can.  Its not going to be pretty thats for sure

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Posted: 25/03/2015 at 18:11

From the marathon facebook page

"Just to let you know, race numbers are currently being chipped and packed into envelopes. They will be posted before Good Friday so you should get them just after Easter!"

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Posted: 25/03/2015 at 12:54

Legend - Its not crowded at all really.  The majority of the roads, especially at the start, are wide open so cater for a lot of people.  The only time you may find bunching is if you follow a pacer through the water stations.  My advice if you dont want a drink at that stop, move to the opposite side from where the drinks are.  If you do want a drink, try and get up near the front of the pack.  You wont lose loads of time but it can disrupt your rythem a little bit

I havent done any other marathons other than manchester to compare but would say that the numbers feel just right.

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