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Long runs missed 1 month pre marathon

Posted: 01/01/2015 at 10:23

Get recovered and then follow your planned taper - 3 weeks out your main aim is to get to the start line healthy. You don't need the mental confidence boost and doing a long run 2 weeks out you won't see the benefit of that in endurance terms before the marathon. You've got some long runs in and having done one before you know what to expect - might not hit your target time but that depends what that was anyway.
Good luck!

Grizzly Place/ Space wanted 2015!!

Posted: 31/12/2014 at 06:57

If you are on facebook there is a grizzly group and lots of places come up nearer the day.

Working on Christmas Day?

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 08:10

Didn't say I didn't like my job, just not perhaps working 3 weeks over Christmas.

Besides it not as simple as that is it? Even if you don't like your job unless you have no commitments or responsibility for family you can't just pack it in.

Not to mention lack of transferable skills to a decent paid land job - not that there are any where I live which is why I work away.

Working on Christmas Day?

Posted: 28/12/2014 at 12:48

Offshore North sea since 15th, home 2nd of January. 12 hours shifts so a bit of a non event really. Knew it was coming and will be home for Xmas/NY next year but it still sucks!

Guys, are any of you brave enough to admit

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 20:26

Local races my aim is to finish ahead of 1st lady as that is about the pace I aim at. Bigger races not so much - although London I was ahead of 99% . Local races anyone who gets past and stays ahead gets encouragement and a well done. It is racing after all so whoever is around me I will try and beat.

wannabe ultra runner?

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 15:14

I usually do some hill repeats - once a week intervals and hill repeats on alternate weeks and then try and add as many hills into medium and long runs as I can. Some gym work can strengthen legs which can help with the downhills as well.

Sub 3 hour London Marathon 2014 VLM

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 13:48

For me, another marathon next month, then June is Dartmoor discovery(32miles) and a 24hr race! Shall be back at London next year too.

London Marathon chip malfunction

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 21:11

DT I'm sure if he explains and adds his garmin trace on the GFA application he should still be ok

London Marathon 2015

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:17

No refunds, paying upfront no better. GFA is guaranteed - not guaranteed they won't move the goalposts again so best to get well within. Lots of other lovely UK marathons   . did London Sunday and must admit it was a great atmosphere and ran a GFA so I will go back.

How many years of running before attempting a marathon

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:11

If you're inspired then go for it. If you have already managed a HM with no problem another year or so of consistent training and you can certainly finish a marathon if time is not the main aim. That inspiration will see you through the training. you will be v lucky to get in via ballot first time so look at having a backup if you want to do one next year.

i dived in at the deep end at VLM 2010 (not recommended!) my running career started with training for that - got round in 4:43. Returned on Sunday to run 3:07.

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