Charlie4


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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 12:18

Dannirr, so lovely to hear from you! Your comments really helped me with Dopey and here you are again to save the day! 

This morning I did the 11km that Higdon suggested ( for his 12 weeks to go plan) but I incorporated the walk breaks that Galloway suggests. I'm either getting the best of both or totally missing the point ! 

I don't quite feel confident to do the LSRs they recommend for 8 weeks to go. Then again, I'd really love to be faster! Hmmm

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 11:43

Sorry, posted too soon.

your thoughts please. I know it's really too soon for a beginner to do another race but I couldn't resist.   Finished Dopey strong and no soreness if that helps. 

Shall I go with one of these programs? How far back should I start said program? Which one, or something else?

thank you in advance. All ideas appreciated (but please don't tell me not to do it...)

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 11:39

Hi there folks, congrats to all for getting out there in the British winter. Over here in Oz I've been going out at 4am to run before it creeps up to 40deg C. Again. 

A little advice needed if you can please. I ran my first marathon, the Dopey challenge on Jan 11. Then I had two weeks with no running while we toured America. Got back home and I've done some nice easy 5km runs. All good. 

Then yesterday I scored a last minute place to the London marathon (overseas runner, travel company, cancellation!) a real dream of mine to do London, so I jumped at the chance. 

so... The question is, how best shall I train for this one given that I only have 12 weeks? Freaking out? Just a teeny bit!   

I've looked at Jeff Galloway's programme, that did really well for me at Disney, but I was going very gently. I've looked at Hal Higdon, thinking that it asks you to run on more days of the week, might see me better prepared. With both I've just counted back from the race date and looked to start the programme from where I should have been if I'd started at the proper time. Does that sentence even make sense???

 

London Marathon Runners and Supporters Thread

Posted: 29/01/2015 at 22:23

Hello All!

Please could you put me down as a runner? I'm travelling on my own from Australia and I'd love to have some supporters! Thank you!

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 05:05

Great to hear people thinking of doing Dopey. You also get six race shirts to go with the six medals. 

If someone can teach me how to add photos I have, ahem, a few I could share!! Sorry to be a disney bore, remember how excited you all were when you ran your first marathon? Need I say more.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 12:04

Hello all! Great running this week. 

Today I finished the Dopey challenge. 48.6 miles. It was huge fun. If you ever get the change I really recommend it. Entries open April 28

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 12/01/2015 at 11:57

Lovely to hear everyone thinking of running Dopey. It sells out within 24 hours. My big tip is do Dopey, not Goofy.  I would have felt a bit green if I hadn't done it all. Each race is different and it was a blast

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 11/01/2015 at 22:43

Hello all! Great running this week. 

Today I finished the Dopey challenge. 48.6 miles. It was huge fun. If you ever get the change I really recommend it. Entries open April 28

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 01:12

I've gone REALLY steady so far, stopped at every character photo opportunity and taken my Galloway walk breaks. Huge PRs for every race (just not in the positive direction!!!) 

Tomorrow I plan to stay steady but a few less photos. Then on Sunday try to assess how much I have left and go for broke on the marathon! Disney or bust?!

medals are enormous, race shirts are great.  

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 10/01/2015 at 00:08

Multiple thanks to all the people, especially Dannirr, who convinced me to go even if the calf had limited the training.  Much appreciated 

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