Redheadedraver


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Chelmsford Park Marathon

Posted: 26/08/2014 at 19:24

Hi Charley, I hope you'll find the route via this link from the race website:

http://www.chelmsfordmarathon.org.uk/course-map/

I think it's 2 laps of that, if you can work it out. See you there!

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 24/08/2013 at 18:44

Fairyclogs - I think swim was the right word. Speaking as a back of the pack person we had Niagara Falls from mile 14 to about mile 22 (well over an hour and a half at my pace) We gave up skirting the puddles eventually (a) they covered the towpath and (b) we weren't going to get any wetter! But yes HUGE HURRAH AND THANK YOU to all those lovely marshals and distributers of food to waterlogged runners who were still there, smiling and in a good mood. Can't praise them enough.

Still trying to work out if I can walk properly, and (possibly) how long it's going to take me to turn 'I'm never doing that again!' into 'Maybe next year' ...

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 23/08/2013 at 07:58

Porridge is a wonderful thing. Off to Wagamama for lunch today where I can load up on noodles without guilt! Definitely feeling nervous ...

 

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 21/08/2013 at 15:34

I'll look out for you. I don't plan on running in a clingy red frock mind you, but I might risk my Purple Patch running singlet. Alternatively, who knows? Fashion choices ...

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 20/08/2013 at 20:25

And the forecast has improved (ie the temperature has dropped) Things are looking up. G Baker I'm with you - 1st marathon ever. I'll be being very conservative at the back. Just had a very serious deep tissue massage this morning - now covered in bruises, but lots of knots are no longer there! No pain no gain

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 14/08/2013 at 18:17

Not liking the long range forecast. Looks like we might be in for a hot one!

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 14:43

Woo hoo!! Just finished my 20 miler, and can now consider myself to be tapering.

In the spirit of careful tow path prep I ran most of it along the Slough arm of the Grand Union and then up a bit towards Watford before turning round (even managed it to be an out and back with a hill at the end). Need to fine tune my avoidance tactics for swans, dogs and anglers

 

 

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 02/08/2013 at 21:29

Didn't see you there g baker, tho I expect you were miles ahead of me. I was just enjoying the fact it felt like a short run(never thought I,d hear myself say that!)

last big run tomorrow, the 20 miler, then tapering, hurrah! Spare time, won,t know what to do with myself. 

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 29/07/2013 at 19:18

Totally understand Mel, and I'm just about used to it, really! I'll just miss Mr Blue Sky bouncing through my brain as I cross the finish line. Always puts a spring in my step that one.

Thames Meander Marathon

Posted: 26/07/2013 at 22:32

Know what you mean! I'm covered in insect bites in annoying places, I have one mysterious backened toe nail (happily free of sensation) and my lower legs look like I'm wearing short socks - tan line about half way up the calf. Roll on the end of next week - the final long run, then I start tapering. Training without an ipod (running to a rhythm) goes against the grain, but I'm practising for the marathon where ipods are BANNED.

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