Posted: 27/02/2014 at 13:29
Hi - this must be fate.. I've not been on the forums for ages and just happened across this again and saw my name mentioned......
In January I completed a four day event in Orlando (Disney of course!) 5K 10K 1/2M then full marathon on consecutive days -using a loose RWR strategy.
I didnt follow prescribed ratio like JG suggests but linked my walk breaks to the water and fuel stations which were probably every couple of miles or so. I found I was much much stronger at the end of the marathon than I have felt in either of my two previous ones and I was 30 seconds faster than my previous best (5hr 16) which, when you taken into account that I'd already run 22 odd miles in the previous 3 days was marvellous. I felt great the next day - no walking like a penguin or struggling to get up from a chair so I am really impressed..
At first I felt like it was cheating and I felt a bit awkward when people asked if I ran the whole way but stuff it - I'm 47 and if I can get round a marathon and enjoy the experience I really dont care how I got from A to B.
I'm doing Brighton Marathon in a few weeks using a similar strategy - will let you know how I get on.