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BERLIN Marathon 2012

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 16:38

full already!!!

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 16:56

Dont forget, all your training is done now, do not do anything silly this week, just go for a few simple little runs,a long run now would ruin you for next Sunday, nerves and temptation will make you want to do a long run, dont give in. Good luck for the big day, you have loads of support from this site alone.

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 23/09/2012 at 15:10

I suggest on the day, use every water station but dont drink all they give you, a few mouthfuls is fine, especially if it is a full bottle at each station.

Blood thirsty

Posted: 11/09/2012 at 12:39

I know the feeling, used to happen to me if I had eaten a sensible evening meal about 2 hrs prior to a run, You literally run out of steam and crave sweets.

I just leave it longer after the meal before I run or run before the meal.

Also my bloods are fine so no diabetes etc issues.

sorry cant be more help.

From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 19:50

Well done, 28k is 17.5m, only 8.7 to go on the day, also there hopefully wont be any stiles or ploughed fields, both of those always slow me down.I also assume that you may have had hot weather today another strength sapper. I assume Leicester in October will be a little cooler. And with 3 weeks more training and 2 week taper you will steam around it. Cant wait to find out your time.

BERLIN Marathon 2012

Posted: 09/09/2012 at 19:39

keyboard w, the tea is at the powerade stations, it is black tea with honey, tastes great, as you approach those stations there is water then powerade then the hot tea, as well as bite sized bits of fruit

Try making the tea now 1 teabag and a couple of spoons of honey, if you like it, try it on a run, if your body doesnt disagree go for it on the marathon.

How low do you go?....

Posted: 08/09/2012 at 21:16

Genetically mine should be very low as both my grandfathers have had an average of zero for a few years now!!

rhr 51 age 49

Long run schedule?

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 19:18

I would cut back on the number of runs over 12m to 1 a month between now and Dec, you know you can do them just keep the momentum ticking over, on those days I would replace with shorter runs looking at speed work in some form for 6 to 8m. Also find someone to run with, 


any half marathon tips?

Posted: 06/09/2012 at 19:10

According to the website the course is fast so that means flat, also from what you say you are doing 9.5m in 1 hr 46, on hills.

keep slowly increasing distance but only once a week do more than 10m, on other runs do fartlek (speed play) warm up as usual for half mile or so then run faster fo a bit then ease off, get your breath back and do it again. finish off with half mile cool down. Also keep up with the hills, they are classed as sprinting in disguise. Forget gels and drinks, all hype, just stay well hydrated and eat a bannana or jelly babies.

I would guess that you are looking at a 2 hr half which is a great starting point. Above all enjoy your running.

On the day start slow, dont get sucked into setting off fast with the others, about 6m in start to increase speed slightly and you will be overtaking all the mad hares, very motivating for you, If you feel good in last mile really start to stretch yourself. You will be certain of a PB so make sure you enjoy the day and look towards the next challenge.

BERLIN Marathon 2012

Posted: 04/09/2012 at 17:43

David W,

SCC website does state that those blue t shirts will be on sale at the expo.


page 27, sale stand at expo and at finish line whilst stocks last.

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