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Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: Today at 13:06

HiaHS - I remember saying I'd only ever do one marathon. This will be number 13!

I doubt Berlin entries will be open yet for 2015. This years event hasn't taken place yet. It's a shame it's another race that's fallen to ballot entry though. Good event and a great city.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: Today at 08:47

I'm stuck somewhere between wanting the training to be over and just run the thing, and thinking I've not done near enough training with only a few weeks to go! 

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 09:52

I'd do it the week before the GNR personally. I've ran great half marathon times during the height of marathon training mileage. A two week taper is doable, I've done it myself in the past, but my experience was that it left me a bit flat on the day. I'd take a longer taper over extra miles at this point.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 08:54

Welcome to the thread Tim. You'll love Paris.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:23

Weedy - I should be removed from the Albuturkey trip as sadly I wasn't able to get the time off for that one.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 09:17

Kaz - I'm not sure you can be too concerned with a 20 mile LSR for Loch Ness, when you've ran two ultras this summer! Hope the ear problems are clearing up.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 15:49

Pete - Well done!

I went out for a 21 mile LSR today. I wasn't awake at 5am though!

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 20:58

Ecce - I'd just build up to whatever you can do and take it from there. Just get to the start line injury and illness free and you'll dig deep on the day to get around.

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 22/08/2014 at 13:09

Andy - Taper madness is a well document event.

I find LSR's go one of two ways. It either feels far easier than you thought it was going to be, or you start to feel like hell about halfway through and wonder why the hell you're putting yourself through this.

On the brightside tough LSR's don't mean you'll struggle on the day. I really struggled on all my LSR's for Paris this spring, but ran my second fastest marathon time come race day!

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 20:55

Nurse - Glad to hear you have the childcare sorted and seem to be getting back out running again.

Booktrunk - I have to admit I'm very wary of people changing their regular diet in the days prior to a marathon. That's just introducing a new risk to me.

If you can go out and do a 20 mile training run off your regular diet then the 26.2 of a marathon isn't going to take much longer. The only change I make is I eat a little bit more, but I eat the exact same food types I've eaten in training. Your long training runs should be used to get an idea of what works for you in terms of diet for the day of the race and the day(s) before.

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