Super Moo

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New York or Chicago marathon 2015

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 08:25
I stayed in the Crowne Plaza the same as the tour company but booked direct. Cost about the same as sharing a room via the tour company. They laid on coaches and they left from same hotel so made life easier.

Can't remember what time coaches left. I remember feeling like I was running out of time as we approached Staten Island as traffic slowed but there was plenty of time.

I can't remember how long I had a start and they go off in waves. Think I was second wave. Had plenty of time to use the convinences, bag drop and sit around and relax. Mind you it was freezing and very windy.

I'll dig out my iternery and check.

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 14:52

Flights now booked.  Managed to get direct flights with BA for £500 each.

I'm going out on the Wednesday for a bit of sight seeing and returning late on the Monday.

Now for the hotel.

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:19

I did New York on flights and entry only and then booked same hotel as tour company for half the price. All I lost that way was the transfers.

Bit of research needed for Chicago for me with a ballot place...

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 19:16
Well sooner than expected I've got my 'you have been successful' email.

Not sure I'm feeling lucky as I am feeling battered after London. I feel worse today than yesterday.

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 16:06

I've done New York and London.

To be honest still feeling battered after London and the though of getting back into training for another marathon at the moment has me uncrossing my fingers for the Chicago ballet

Chicago Marathon 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 14:57

I entered the ballot.

Think results are tomorrow throughout the day so should know soon.

Got this crazy idea of doing the Majors, but Boston qualification will be a long way off and a lot of hard work.

PANIC - london marathon

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 22:22

Ah found they recommend get there at least an hour early in the FAQs on web.


PANIC - london marathon

Posted: 24/04/2015 at 21:29

Not quite panic but I can't seem to find any info on when to be in the pens or when to have your bag dropped off.

Any ideas?

On the subject of Jenson his taper started early last weekend.  I reckon if he did the marathon in his McHonda I'd have a chance of beating him

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 09/04/2015 at 09:55

Thanks for the reassurance guys.  I think I will give Marathons a bit of a miss for a while.  Although the ballot for Chicago is open…

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 14:10

Hi All, 

Been lurking about on this thread after some early posts.

 London in three weeks’ time and now I am in a panic.  Last twenty mile run was a disaster.  Got to 16 miles then had to run walk the last four miles.  Seemed to just come to a halt.  Not sure if I hit the wall or what, but it seemed like I couldn’t get my breathing back under control and get the oxygen in.

Now I am not sure what to do with regards to the race.  I realise I am now in the tapering weeks and there is nothing to be gained by increasing the mileage during this period but I am not sure whether to reduce my target for the race.

I am doing the up to 55 mile schedule.  This was however my fourth twenty miler as I managed to convert the eighteen mile run about four weeks ago to a twenty mile.  I also started the schedule a few weeks early and repeated week thirteen till the schedule caught up so I have a few extra 16 mile runs.

I managed to know 4 minutes of my HM pb at Reading a few weeks ago so thought training was going well.

So do I put this run down to a “bad run” or should I reassess my goals? 

Only other thing I can think of note with last week’s training is I had to abort the VO2 run half way through the 1.2 km reps so redid the whole VO2 run the following day.

Sorry for the long post.


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