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Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 01/10/2016 at 12:17
Good luck in the Glasgow half Eggyh,one of my favourite races.Good luck to everyone else running this weekend.

Still trying to decide what my next marathon will be,I'm swaying towards Brighton with a plan of doing Berlin later in 2017,decisions

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 27/09/2016 at 12:15
Eggy,Nells-Cheers for the advice about getting back into running,it's something I'm going to force myself to do,I'm fed up starting from scratch every time I decide to do another marathon.

As for the elevated heart rate thing,I think it's something I'm going to have to live with.Thats 5 marathons and a couple of half's and it happens every time.
What I've often wondered tho is,as the elevated heart rate is caused by nerves/excitement does it go through the energy reserves like it would if your heart rate was high due to physical exertion

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 08:33
I'm looking for some advice and tips for getting back into running after a marathon so I can try preserve most of my fitness.It always takes me a while and i end up starting from scratch.I would love to continue from a decent base which would hopefully allow me to build the pace up from where I am just now.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 20:27
Hi folks,the run went well considering my illness and tightness in the run up to it.Finished in 3:56 which is same as my pb.The hills really smashed my legs,esp the steep downhill bit.Very happy as I was under immense pressure as I was doing it to raise money to send a mother battling cancer to Disneyland Paris with her young daughter.

I had the same problem I've had with all my races.As I approach the start line my heart rate shoots right up to marathon pace zone while I'm stood still.This then Forces me to drop the pace as I struggle to control my breathing,anyone else ever get this,and is there a simple way to control it.I managed to control while waiting for the start gun,but as soon as it started my heart rate shot up.Its very frustrating cos I'm doing my 20 mile runs at 8:40 but come race day I'm struggling to hit 9 min miles

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 07:26
Eggyh-Cheers bud.I went a drive to Dores yesterday to show the kids the Loch,that hill is scary.

I seen a load of Japanese pensioners in my hotel,I assumed they were tourists.Turns out they are here for the marathon,and for 1 of them it's his 700th marathon.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 13:25
Looks like I may have got lucky with the wind at Loch Ness this weekend.Showing 15mph SW winds.The course map shows it running north east,so here's hoping.One of my biggest fears is training hard to find out on the day that you are running into a strong wind

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 13:46
Running rodent: cheers for the reply.Still not feeling 100% so I'll just stick to shorter runs and concentrate on getting ready for the race

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 07:06
Looking for a bit of advice folks.Im into taper mode now,loch ness is 2 weeks today.I usually do my long runs on a Friday but I've been ill since Wednesday.I had a 13 mile run scheduled for my long run on Friday past.I could probably manage an hour or so today,should I just write off the long run for last week and start my new week as planned or just do it tomorrow.cheers

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 05:55
Hi folks I've not been on here in a while,just not had much time,plus reading everyone's running stories while constantly fighting injuries is tough.

My training has been going well,touch wood.Ive signed up for the Loch Ness marathon in a few weeks.I've stuck to running 4 days a week and make sure I do a good stretch routine after EVERY run, aswell as strength training twice a week,defo seems to have helped with my injury problems.So far I've done 2 X 18m and 3 X 20m so all is well.

Eggyh-I see there is a new marathon on the Scottish circuit.Stirling would be very handy,a marathon that we could actually travel to from home in the morning of the race

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 00:33
Probably a question aimed more at the Scottish runners,can you recommend any half marathons or 10k's that are on in the 1st half of the year.ill probably aim for the Loch Ness marathon in September and just looking for some closer to home races to keep me occupied over the next few months Til training begins for Loch Ness.Im from kilmarnock so preferably races within 2 hours drive,cheers
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