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Berlin Marathon 2014

Posted: 02/10/2014 at 08:20
Just at Amsterdam airport after a few days sightseeing in Berlin. I really enjoyed the run and completed it in 4.05 but on my Garmin it says I ran 27.8 miles in that time so I think un officially in can say I did the 26.2 miles in 3 55 (will check when I finally arrive home tonight). ????
Lovely week great crowd support just a bit muddly at the beginning for me, but didn't make any difference and I ran without carrying bottles which went to plan, just drank a small amount at each station, plus my own hell and some banana.
Now sadly I'm probably not running for ages as I have a 2 cm piece of 'something' in my knee plus lots of arthritic damage so GP not convinced I should be running at all let alone Berlin, but he did give me some strong painkillers to help me on the run and the past few days. Haven't read all the thread yet but will do do later today and tomorrow well done to everyone! I would dearly love to do it again, but I think that is beyond my wildest dreams. ????

Berlin Marathon 2014

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 14:54

Did  my last long run of 13 today - struggled a bit - old, arthritic knee not appreciating the long run last week, but never mind!

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the lovely weather we're still having - I'd like it a bit cooler for Berlin though I think - 13 this morning was not good without water!

Berlin Marathon 2014

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 14:52

Sorry for the above quote got bit carried away, must be all this running

Berlin Marathon 2014

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 14:49
Blockbuster wrote (see)

thanks Phil I may give Barcelona a go as its March may be lucky with temperature,


I did the Lisbon HM 2 years ago in March and it was really hot!! Something like high 20's lots of people collapsed on the pavements etc! We'd had a cold winter so a real shock to the system.


toilet problem during running

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 18:47

I avoid fibre/roughage, and dairy the day before as well as on race day and it has helped a lot. Not easy, but plain rice and chicken, scrambled eggs, toast/bread etc are eaten the day before and porridge with almond milk on the morning plus 2 Imodium and no coffee seem to do the trick.  

Berlin Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 19:22

Blockbuster - thanks for that! Feel reassured.

Received my Start card so now feeling rather anxious  as well as excited - yikes only 20 days left. Pleased I've done a long run, now I've got a hard week of shorter runs 6, 10 and 13 miles plus a hill session during the rest of this week, then tapering begins     

Berlin Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 11:03

Wow congrats guys great running!

Still no email from Berlin so email the travel company to let them know.

Is Berlin course really flat or are there some 'inclines' not especially bothered as I do practise hills but it's nice to be forewarned!

Just back from pilates session which was fine considering the miles yesterday - better than I thought.  Now off to work!

Berlin Marathon 2014

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 14:24

Toro - sedate 2.45???  Good for you

Still no start card but I'll leave it till tomorrow and contact the travel company if not here.

Managed 21.2 miles this am in 3.15 - should have been 22 but my knee was seriously sore (long term issues). Hopefully I can speed up a bit in Berlin. Stomach problems seem to have been resolved - no milk; fibre; fruit the day before and almond milk on my porridge this am with some imodium just to be safe! Now eating lots of fruit    Very hot today though I went out at 8.30 to try to replicate race day hope it cools off a bit.

Hope the races went well today Toro and PhilPub (and anyone else racing). Not long now....   

Happy training everyone!


Berlin Marathon 2014

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 17:20

The only km/miles I know are 10km, 5km and 20km!! So, I'm in miles on my Garmin and will keep an eye on that - I simply cannot do km's either speed or distance.

Not sure if there will be mile markers I suspect not PhilPub.

Info re travel stops if anyone needs it:

Nearest stops for public transport are U55 stop Bundestag, U6 stop Bahnhof Friedrichstrasse for the underground and S-Bahn: Hauptbahnhof S3,S5, S75 and Unter den Linden/brandenburger Tor S1,S2 S25, all other trains Hauptbahnhof.

Berlin Marathon 2014

Posted: 04/09/2014 at 16:49

Received my 'final details' confirmation from the travel agents this am, but no email confirmation yet from the marathon. The travel agent says to contact them if I haven't received it but I think I'll wait till Monday and then if still no confirmation I'll contact the travel agents again.

Got hills and steps tonight - but a the moment it's just too hot!! Sorry not boasting just stating what it's like here today.

Aiming for 22 on Sunday trying to replicate everything marathon style - including the day before meals (avoiding milk and other dairy and fibre ).

DiogoDog - well done for your long run - time on the feet is really important

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