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First half marathon anxieties.

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 10:58

Ultra! Oh my goodness. It really is incredible that anyone can do those. I was reading about those the other day and I am in awe of anybody who does them. Good luck to you!

First half marathon anxieties.

Posted: 15/09/2013 at 07:57

I did it!Hooray im so thrilled. I managed in 3 hours...but I did run the whole way And I wasn't last in! I got a bit thrown as a large I section of it was off road, and that really seemed to affect my legs, but it wasn't pain, they just felt like jelly. It was a super day and I'm mega stiff today.

I must admit, I can't see myself doing a half marathon again. It was just a bit too much for me but I'm so glad I did it and I raised £500 for charity which made it all so much more worth while. Definitely going to keep running though, I enjoy 10km and find it a comfortable distance so m going to work on my speed now.

Thanks for all your advicthe the weather was great yesterday but its turned Betty horrid today so I'm very delivered I'm not running In it! I do feel for the runners doing TGN.

First half marathon anxieties.

Posted: 11/09/2013 at 22:01

Thank you all very much for your replies. I'm feeling slightly better now. I managed 11miles in 2:25 the other day and it felt very steady. I haven't checked to see if there is a cut off time, I don't think there was because I'm sure it asked me to guess my time when I entered...although I can't remember what I put at the time I know it would have been in the cautious side. I am excited now and the weather is looking set to be alright. I also at the last minute decided to raise money for a charity and have been so overwhelmed by the support I'm getting, which I really never did suspect. I had worried no one would feel like sponsoring and that people get fed up with that kinds of thing. Tomorrow I'm doing my last 8 or 10km and on Friday I'm going to do 3km.

First half marathon anxieties.

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 09:28

Thanks Kev 

I definitely prefer running by my self so the advantage of being behind everyone else will mean I don't have this stupid urge to keep up with anyone in front! i just hope I manage the extra 2 miles. I feel ok after 11 (last weeks was the best yet) but oh it's so FAR!

I will check out that thread too, thanks.

Have you ever been last in an event?

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 09:22

I've got my first half marathon next weekend and absolutely fully realise that I will be very much last! The previous years race results show me this. I should finish in over 3 hours, but I'm not really bothered by this. The fact that I can even do this pleases me and I really do think that anyone who can do it in LESS than 3 hours must have super human powers!!

I've not beeFalashas yet in any of the 10kms or 5kms I've done so far, but I've been in the bottom 1/4!

I am super fat though, so I do realise that this is entirely my issue! 

First half marathon anxieties.

Posted: 08/09/2013 at 09:13

I am going to be doing my first half next weekend. Things have been going pretty well for me on the run up to this. I started off back in January and have done a few 10km races and managed to work away at it myself with just two weeks off when we went on holiday.

So today is my last long run and will be 11 miles. My only real downfall is that I am super slow and will probaly complete the full 13 miles in over 3 hours.  Interestingly enough my times have never come down since I started. My 5k is susally around 35 minutes, 10k is about 1:15 but it all seems steady and I've never struggled. I'm not built like a natural runner at 5'9 and around 12 stone 10! My 11 mile runs have been around 2:40 so far.

Anyway, my main worry about this is I know realistically next weekend I will come last early much last (I've checked my estimated time against the last few years results so I know this!). I am concerned that I will be so much slower than the rest of the field that the stewards on the course will have packed up and left by the time I reach them and I won't have any water and not know which way I am going! Should I contact them and tell them that I am worried about this? I don't mind no one being at the finish line because I will be a total mess and the fewer people who see me there the better!!

im starting to feel pretty anxious about it, but I know it'll be fun!

Bit of advice needed.

Posted: 03/05/2013 at 10:13

Hello there!

i have started running this year and so far so good. My only real frustration is my speed, I'm painfully slow only managing to complete 5km in around 35 minutes and 10k in1:18. 

Anyway, now I am comfortably able to run 10km, I am just wondering how often I should run this distance a week? I have a couple of 10km races coming up in the next few weeks and mseverally have completed two 5km races in the last few months and was running this distance every time I went out. (3 or 4 times a week) but am unsure if I should be attempting the same thing with 10!

"Drive your knees forward"

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 17:08
Hello! Thanks for your reply.

I'm just amazed what a difference It made. Hopefully I'll be doing another run tomorrow so I will be able to make sure it wasn't a fluke! I guess one of the benefits of joining a running club is that form would be picked up on. I just don't think im good enough to join one yet!

"Drive your knees forward"

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 13:39
maybe its just me and Phoebe from Friends who can't run properly then!!

Help - newbie - vlm - at a low ebb

Posted: 29/03/2013 at 13:05
The weather has been so utterly miserable for such a long time now, even my training which is generally only 5km has been horrid. I can't imagine how it tough it must be now on people training for doing marathons. You're doing amazingly well. I really think the weather is starting to lift now and come the time, it'll be so much better!

Good luck!
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