James Naughton

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Entry date for London marathon 2014 to get into ballot?

Posted: 29/04/2013 at 00:29

It's open now guys- best of luck to all!


Amsterdam Marathon 2012

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 12:10

Thanks kaz1!

Amsterdam Marathon 2012

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 00:00

I definitely had an issue with the cups like others, and I like the fact that Paris gives out 33cl bottles

Despite the pain of Sunday, I'm strangely tempted to right a few wrongs in Paris though the thought of having to prove a time to get into the 3.15 pen is putting me off. I don't want to have to fight through crowds, and I thought Amsterdam was lovely and spacious bar the first corner.

Does anyone whose registered (or has done before) know if my 3.28 from Amsterdam will be ok if I put a target of 3.15 (I think I can do 3.20 if I take measures to stop cramping) or is this a question for the Paris thread....?

Thanks in advance!!


Amsterdam Marathon 2012

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 16:52
Thanks SimonMac, the last few ks were a real struggle with the cramp, I feel your pain!!

Agree with you Kevin, support at the end was very good!!

Amsterdam Marathon 2012

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 14:20
*tough coming back

Amsterdam Marathon 2012

Posted: 21/10/2012 at 14:19
The wind was definitely though coming back on the river Weedy!

Hope everyone had a good run!!

3.28 in my first marathon, with a massive cramp attack at 35.5k and onwards. At least there was a nice policeman and spectator to help me when I pulled up like I'd been shot! Curse my stupid electrolyte tablets for dissolving in my pocket (to be fair I should have seen that coming...)

Amsterdam Marathon 2012

Posted: 17/10/2012 at 23:48

If you go into the BBC Weather breakdown for Sunday it's 12 degrees at 8, 13 at 11 and 15 by 2.

So fairly similar to here (London for me) at the minute so I don't think it'll be too hot, just a nice running temperature.

Amsterdam Marathon 2012

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 19:20
Johnas wrote (see)

That's a side effect of the taper and why people refer to it as taper madness! From going to high intensity and lots of training you find you have bundles of energy and just want to get out there and get on with it! My wife hates it when i taper - i cant sit still!

You should still run through the taper though - just keep the mileage and intensity really low. Before Berlin last month I ran c. 17 'recovery paced' miles during the lead up week, with longest run at just under 4 miles. It helped keep the legs turning over and the taper madness at bay.






I think I'd push it too hard if I did anymore, something I'm normally guilty of doing in training, purely with the energy I feel running at the minute. Going to try and let my sore arch and hamstrings get back to 100% for Sunday! Thanks for the advice though, taper madness is a new term for me!




Amsterdam Marathon 2012

Posted: 15/10/2012 at 14:39

Hi all, annoyed I've just this thread with a week to go! Finishing my long run tapering from just over 22 3 weeks ago, 14 2 weeks ago, 10 on Saturday and a little 5 tomorrow before resting up for the big day!

Aiming for sub 3.30, is anyone else really keen to start the marathon now after all the training? Being my 1st one I suppose it may be different.

Trying to pick my first Marathon...

Posted: 07/10/2012 at 01:03

Hi Einepik and GCE, (and the others after my last post, sorry completely didn't see I had more posts) decided on Amsterdam- traning's going great and can't wait for it! Thanks for your help!


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