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Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 11:41

TRex - well done

Koiboy - TMW is brillianr but tough. Mainly good forestry tracks but some narrower footpaths and more technical parts (tree rooty rocky bits).  Your either going up hill or down hill to various degrees no flat really and an absolute killer of a climb right at the end thats 1.5 - 2 miles long before the final 1/2ish mile downhill to the finish.  There was a profile on the website but there have been a few changes to the route this year because of storm damage but i don't think the diversions have made it easier  and they aren't huge ones from what i've seen so far.  Not much spectators but the feed stations are well stocked water/Torq drink and gels, bananas and 9 bars last year and it's really really well marked so no navigation needed at all.  I think you've done Race the Train haven't you?  The TMW half is a harder route than Race the Train at least i think so and i run on the Coed y Brenin trails all the time.

Jeff Galloway approach to R/W/R London Marathon 2014 -Help!

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 16:04

Wow a huge well done to everyone you all did so well.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:58

Thanks guys - was dreading waking up this morning and regretting sending the e-mails but didn't and am now looking forward to my races again.  Maintaining for the halves is going to be alot easier and as Stilldreaming said much less stressful.

Though wether the bike will be less stressful remains to be seen, even Mr C may be stressed with that one as i yell at him for the umpteenth time "How do i change gear again????

Off to the opening of a tapas bar tonight instead of heading off up Cader on a club run - see the more chilled approach is working already

Brer - great report and still a great time considering everything

Chester Half Marathon

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:50

Seems a bit daft not using the race course when they are expecting so many people - all they have to do is warn peeps it may take a while to get out of there then anyone in a rush can find an alternative.  Probably going to have to park and ride now as guessing the centre car parks will fill up very early, which means either trailing back out to the car after finishing and then back into Chester (and paying twice) or lugging a backpack around Chester for the afternoon.

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 13:06

Brer - well done should be an interesting report.

Fish - shame about the race hope your back gets better soon.

Well after a weekend of soul searching and a good long chat with Mr C i've made some hardish but for the best (i think) decsions about my plans for the rest of the year.  I've e-mailed TMW to ask to downgrade my entry to the half and also RTT from the 14 miles to the 10K (Mr C will then do that with me). Chester half is still on but SNOD has to be decided on.  I didn't really enjoy Manchester that much and the thought of more very long runs is just filling me with dread.  We also had a scare with my Dad last week and Mr C's Dad is just starting to recover after a major cancer op and it's just put a few things into perspective mainly about the time i was putting into the long runs and what i was sacrificing to do them.  It was all worth it but i don't think it is now.

On the positive side Mr C's running with bionic hips and wonky knee has come on loads and he's managing 8 miles now so we can run and spend time together more if my runs aren't so long.  And i'll have more time to use the bike he bought me which didn't come out of the shed last year  . 

So onwards and upwards off to order some snazzy padded shorts in case it's nice at the weekend and i decide to learn how to ride my bike again  could prove more interesting than one of TRex's race reports

Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:04

Panad - wow well done to Becs

JD/Brer - good luck in London

I've got a definate case of post marathon blues  especially as it's London weekend and all of a sudden you can't turn on the telly or radio without it being mentioned.

So i've never attempted marathons so close together so do the following long runs seem a sensible but enough plan to get me from here to TMW

This weekend 8ish then 14 (16 if feeling good) - 18 - 20 - 8 - Chester 1/2 - 8 - 22 - 14 - 6 - TMW

I really just want to finish TMW and feel good rather than trashed for most of it. 




Jeff Galloway approach to R/W/R London Marathon 2014 -Help!

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:30

Not sure when you are all leaving for London so GOOD LUCK and ENJOY look forward to reading all about it next week


Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:28

SD - hi glad your recovering (except for the cold) i'm still doing the full even though as i was sobbing into Mr C's arms on Sunday afternoon i told him i was never running another race again (he knows beter than to listen to me at times like that now).  Must admit it's scaring me more now but provided i can get a couple of decent long runs in i'll go for it. I will be very very very slow though.

Woody - 12 miles already wow. 

TRex - only you can make the getting to the races more exciting than the races themselves. 


Snowdonia Marathon 2014

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:40

Brer - weather pretty perfect for running in the end

Went for a slow 2 miles last night just to see if i could  was fine stitch came back a bit but bearable. 

Need to work on a plan to get me to the next one now

Jeff Galloway approach to R/W/R London Marathon 2014 -Help!

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 11:16

Ditto the advice on carb loading - don't go too mad or you'll feel all bloaty and yuk

And don't be afraid to walk a little extra at the drinks stations so you can drink properly.

I managed a slow 2 miles last night and nothing broke  

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