katy briggs 2

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I've been accepted for the Virgin London Marathon! Yikes!

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 18:02

When it came to fuel and hydration I drink water sometimes with an electrolyte tablet in it and use SIS gels and muesli bars to keep me going every 4 miles after the seven mile point. But others on this forum may have better suggestions.

Wise move getting your gait checked.

As booktrunk says just get out there, and dress for the conditions. No excuses - after all it could be raining or snowing on marathon day.


I've been accepted for the Virgin London Marathon! Yikes!

Posted: 02/10/2013 at 16:10


Hints and tips? Hmmm...

Find a plan that fits your lifestyle and available time,

book your hotel now.

Record all the sessions you do so you can see your progression.

Practice your fuel and hydration strategies on a long runs (15+)

do at least three 20 mile long runs.

Use the reason you are running to motivate you through the tough times.

But most of all enjoy the day, start slow and smile, your dad would be proud!

Milton Keynes 2014

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 21:30

Booktrunk - Using  VLM as training, like your style!

Milton Keynes 2014

Posted: 11/05/2013 at 19:08

 I got the email today and was very tempted. It sounded like a great day and I like running in MK.

Going  to do it next year ,which would be third time lucky. ( year one - ill the day before, this year - ridiculous working hours stopped training.)

See you there!

All in?

Posted: 30/04/2013 at 16:56

Yes, got a place in 2005 through my first entry in the ballot.


Milton Keynes Marathon

Posted: 22/04/2013 at 14:16

Good luck! I like the idea of signing up so close to a race ( as you have trained for it ) Makes tapering more exciting and less soul destroying.

Bruce Protocol Stress Test

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 12:56

My partner ( non runner) had one last year as he was diagnoised with a faulty heart value. He managed  a "reasuring nine minutes" to quote the consultant. I would also be interested to know what is considered normal.

London Marathon - show of respect?

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 17:30

What a great idea sweetest thing, to allow runners to pay their respects in a dighnified way but not be compelled to as is the case with silences and minutes clapping. Those who participate will do so because they care not because of social convention.

LSR tommorow but major snow, what are you doing, options?

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 11:27

Definatly treadmill. It may not totally recreate road conditions but you can practice marathon pace and wont risk injury. Great for mental toughness as well.

Rob Walkers report for duty

Posted: 08/03/2013 at 20:23

Im katy briggs1 and 2. Not heard of a 3 yet.

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