Posted: 25/04/2013 at 18:04
Ooh that Vegan thread is tasty. Thanks Screamy
Thanks so much James, what you wrote was very helpful. I love short fast runs, I do marathons for the challenge but really, I'm a 100m sprinter at heart, I should really use that more. I am fortunate in that aside from massive blisters at two previous marathons, I've not succumbed to running injuries, not to jynx things. I think I'll focus on 10Ks and halfs between now and October and see how fast I can get.
BTW James, you should persuade Dawn French to do the marathon.
Big G: well done on the weight loss, I am sure a stone or two lighter would help me immensely. We'll see how I go with following some 10K/Half schedules.
JMopper, I think it's great that you stated "getting your legs to a point where you can run the distrance is the easy bit - especially if you've done the distance before." This is why I don't really see this year's race as such a personal achievement for me having done it before. Once you've done a marathon, it's very unlikely you'll ever not finish once you've started IMHO. I agree 100% too that what hurts more is time on your feet and the easier the whole race is when you are out there less. It's why my fastest marathon was my easiest vs. the ones where I was relegated to hobbling to go back to the original topic of the thread... Good advice guys, thanks!
BTW, has the topic of Eddie Izzard's back-to-back marathons been discussed a lot here?