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The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: Yesterday at 23:19

NN thank you, and you know why glad you are ok after the marathon and hope the balls of your feet cool down. Anita is stuck on level 125

Fiona hope your first run back is ok sorry to hear you all suffered from a power cut.

CL4 i have sufferd for a year now with the 3 letter word, if you lie on your side and do sets of clams it will help lots also sit with your legs up helps. I sat for about 7 hours on the flight here with my legs up and knees bent to my chest and got off the plane ok 

Teknik great running mate.

MG1 nice running hope the long run is good.

OH great running sir.

SM6 enjoy your run tomorrow.

Mathschick well done with the run.

Got out this morning for just over 5 miles went out on the roads for a look outside the complex. Very poor outside the walls.


The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 23:46

Quick flying visit only able to get 1 hour at a time internet at the hotel.... will try and catch up reading back tomorrow but 60+ e-mails and stuff to deal with first. Arrived safe and sound 30+ degrees  out this morning for a 4 mile run along the beach and spent the day swimming and sun bathing keep on running 

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 14:39
Supporting my other half in her hobby today so lots of walking in and out if shops up and down Oxford St, Regent St. Legs feeling good already. Great training peeps., the reason I only took two gels and little water is I just wanted to make sure I didn't have any issues with the stomach. I feel I could gave taken 1 or 2 more but didn't need it. The only reason my pace fell in the last two miles was due to pushing too fast too soon but that's another lesson learnt. Fly out on holiday tomorrow looking forward to some sun and diving

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 08:21
Race report.
Due to the issue I had last year I changed my breakfast routine, so going down for breakfast at 6am I had toast and jam and a banana, I also had my first coffee in a week Like everyone else I traveled to the start and found a nice spot to sit in the sun with my second coffee of the day " felt a little wired" after dropping my bag off I made my way down to pen 3 and was at the front so plan 1 done. I spent the next 45 mins laughing and joking with a few helpers who's job it was to hold everyone back and stop us sneaking into pen 2. With two minutes to the off we where all moved forward and ready for the off. Ok I said 3:15 but felt on PB shape but never told anyone even Anita I was going for it. Looking forward before the off I could see the 3:15 pacer in front and also the 2:59 pacer further forward. The race started and after a short walk/jog I crossed the start line and the pacers where gone into the distance. I settled down and enjoyed what felt like a jog for the first 6 miles splits: 6:42, 6:38, 6:38, 6:38, 6:42, 6:01 just after the down hill section I passed the 3:15 pacer but couldn't see the 2:59 pacer. I was soaking up the atmosphere but had a plan not to drink any water until the second half, between miles 8 &
9 I took my first of three gels. Splits for the next seven miles: 6:35, 8:08, 6:46, 6:46, 6:32, 6:34, 6:40. The reason for the slow mile was there was a big group of runners who had all slowed and I found it a bit difficult to get past I think they must of started with the 2:59 pacer but just couldn't keep the pace going, it was also at this stage that it started to warm up a little. Just after half way I could see the 2:59 pacer in front and started to close the gap. Passing him in mile 16, I also passed another 2:59 pacer at mile 18, now if you where going for sub 3 hours you didn't want to be following these two guys. Splits to mile 20: 6:43, 6:36, 6:36, 6:36, 6:54,6:39, 6:33, 6:37, 5:44 ok this is where I lost my PB, I felt great and had just taken a gel and the second sip of water and I noticed another pacer in front of me the third 2:59 pacer who was I believe the only one to get it right. Phil from the sub 3 forum on which I lurk so I settled in behind him. Miles 20 to 22: 6:48, 7:00 ok I had no issues but the legs now where starting to feel that 5:44 mile which was just too fast, so grit the teeth and push on: 7:08, 7:31 two miles to go out of the tunnel and onto the embankment grit the teeth and just keep going: 7:44 because I had setup my Garmin for laps and as a stop watch I know I went through half way just under 1:28 and I paid for chasing down that last pacer who did a fantastic job but in those last couple of miles he went away from me. I saw Anita at Birdcage walk just before I turned into the Mall my time was 2:59:25 just short of my PB. I had taken only 3 gels and less than half a bottle of water. I met up and was interviewed by the Firefighters Charity before I met up with some club mates who all ran great races. This year I never put myself under any pressure and I did ere on the cautious side with regards to gel and fluid intake and it paid off. Looking back I started training two weeks before Christmas and not my normal first week of November. I cut my mileage back from 90+ miles a week to 70+ miles a week. I also increased my swimming and core work which has left me with a tidy six pack
After last year I was going to stop running as I felt so down, what a difference a year makes and if I can do this aged 53 I know lots of you on here are capable of it as well. Thank you all for your support not only this year but since I first started posting back in 2007/2008.

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 07:33
Mathschick well done for sticking with it and getting to the end hope the legs are not stiff and sore for too long.
HM4 well done to Chris for getting round before the cut off again I hope the legs don't take too long to get back to normal.

NN great to see you again and fantastic running you smashed the GFA time easy

Myself and Anita met up with Fiona and her sister last night for a bite to eat and a glass of wine and had a very enjoyable evening, once again it was a pleasure meeting up and is now a tradition of my VLM

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 16:21
NN Fantastic running it was getting warm out there.
Well aim was to go for my PB time but faded in the last mile but got very close, finished in 2:59:25 very happy with that, now rushing to meet up with Fiona and her gang for a wee dram and something to eat. Will type up a race report tomorrow. Passed Jason who was out for a jog but who still did a great time considering he ran 23 miles yesterday.

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 07:18
Mathschick all the best for your race.
HM4 all the best to Chris.

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 07:16
On the train to Greenwich

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 12/04/2014 at 17:49
Great running by everyone MG1 glad the trip only resulted in a graze, AGF hope the blisters clear soon.
Went to the Sourhwark Parkrun and had a jog round with Jason this morning. After getting back to the hotel show and breakfast followed by a sleep. Jason ran on for 23 miles.... Great to meet up with Fiona, NN and Jason for tea and cake, Jason is the king of cake after woofing down three different types of cake. I the blink of an eye two hours had passed, I wish you all the very best for tomorrow run hard and strong, looking forward to meeting up afterwards for a cool beer.

The 2014 Marathon Thread.

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 15:04
I have always run my best half's off marathon training but wonder what Dort of time I could do if I did a proper taper, rather than just cut down a little during the week.
Well at the airport waiting for the gate to open. Next stop Gatwick, hotel Expo and food Catch you all later.
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