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London marathon - how long off is too long?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:47

Hi Richard, I have just completed Malta marathon after not running from Dec 12 until the end of Jan due to my Mother passing. I have run several marathons so mentally I know what to expect and managed to squeeze a 18.5 and 20 mile run in just a couple of weeks before the race. I actually felt ok during the race in tough windy conditions only missing out on a pb by just over 1 minute finishing in 3.45.

I also ran the Berlin marathon in 2014 with my one long run being just 16 miles due to a calf injury and didn't actually run for 2 weeks before the race to give my calf the best possible chance of recovery and although the last few miles were tough i finished no problem.

Lower leg pain

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:40

I had a similar injury while training for Berlin in 2014 and only managed 1 16 mile run before the race, after visiting my sports therapist she asked to see my shoes and I had actually only changed to a different brand before Berlin and when she compared them to my old ones she recommended I bin the new ones which I did and never been bothered again.

Can you run after hip replacement?

Posted: 05/03/2016 at 22:32

I've had my hip shaved and smoothed although I cant remember the Consultant mentioning resurfacing, in total I've had 7 hip operations. My last one (shaved) being 5 years ago and after this I decided to train for a 10K just to get my fitness back. I have now run several Marathons my last being Malta last week and have done a few Ultras and touch wood so far no issues. 

I will be doing London again this year and hoping for a sub 3.40, so if this is an option for your uncle id highly recommend it.

Progressing from a half marathon to a full within 7 months

Posted: 30/10/2013 at 13:14

I did my first 10K in September 2011 just as a way of getting fit after major hip surgery and loved the atmosphere that much i decided to do a marathon so went home that night and entered Edinburgh for May 2012. while traing for this i managed to do the liverpool half in 1.49, so set myself a target of 4 hours for the marathon, i managed to keep to my plan right up to the 21 mile and due to the heat that day really slowed but still very happy with my time of 4.12. Again i loved it and was determained to beat 4 hours so did it again this year in 3.52. which was far easier than my first one have since done the Berlin marathon and managed 3.55 and this was after not being able to run for 3 weeks before the race due to injury. 

So to answer your question yes you should be able to step up no problem and if you put the training in it will be an enjoyable experience, i would highly recommend Edinburgh

First Maathon Time

Posted: 19/03/2013 at 21:44
Well done have you got the bug to do another

Edinburgh & Berlin marathons

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 16:10
Hi Jase
It's been my only one so far so can't compare it to anything but I really enjoyed it. I know the year before they had complaints about the finish and they changed it for last year so thing that is now all ok.
As for not being in Edinburgh you start in the city centre and finish about 6 or 7 miles outside, it is run along the costal road so after the first 10 mile it becomes more countryside going through small towns and villages and had loads of folk out cheering everyone on so I think you will enjoy it.

Berlin Marathon 2013

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 16:06
Hi and thanks for the welcome look forward to seeing you on the Tarmac

Berlin Marathon 2013

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 09:31

Hi every one just signed up the the RW forum the other day as i was given the Mag as a Xmas pressie.

Only been running for about 18months, in that time i have done 2 10k's 1 half and the Edinburgh Marathon and i have signed up to do the Edinburgh and Berlin ones so far this year.

So just like to say a big hi and look forward to readin your posts and gaining some tips from you all.

Edinburgh & Berlin marathons

Posted: 06/01/2013 at 09:23

Hi Jase

I will be doing the Edinburgh and Berlin Marathons this year well i hope i will as i have entered them lol. Did Edinburgh May 2012 which was my first Marathon at the age of 45, so thought id come back and give it another go this year, also few folk from the club i have joined did Berlin 2012 and gave very good reports so thought id try that.

We stayed out at next to the Finish line last year at a local campsite in our Motorhome and they run busses to the start in the morning of the race. So more than likely be doing the same this year, found that most of the campsite had runners staying there. It meant my Wife and Daughter could watch me as i passed the 10mile mark and then walked the mile to the finnish where they watched the rest of the race until i finished.

will have a look at Berlin thread also.

First Maathon Time

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 21:59
Hi 1307

I'm not quite as old as you lol im 45 now but did my first Marathon at 44 in Edinburgh in may 2012 I had only started running in summer 2011 but really only put the miles in after December. Purely as a guide for you I did a 10k in 51mins a half in 1.49 so set myself a target of 4hours and set my training round this. I don't know you so can't comment on how hard you will train I made the mistake of thinking I had done enough but in hindsight I should have done another 1 or 2 LSR.
Also it happened to be a roasting hot day. I broke the race in to four parts and set my self a time for them. At the half way stage I was 1min ahead and felt great at the 20m stage I was 1min behind and still felt great more in mind than body lol. But by the time I got to 23 miles I knew I wasn't going to beat 4 hours and didn't feel like I hit the wall or anything just got really slow, so thought sod the time lets finish this without stopping and I can assure you I was over the moon with my 4,12 inside but told my wife and daughter I was coming back next year to crack 4 hours.

So I think you should go for a target that is realistic and makes you train hard for it but if you don't reach it on the day don't beat yourself up.

Good luck and stick in
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