Stage 5: 42KToday was the marathon stage of the race. I managed to run the first half - I'd become bored with walking and wanted to test myself, but at the second checkpoint, at the 24K-mark, and with the temperature hovering around 50C, I took a break and never really got going ...
for breakfast: cold porridge with muesli. Then everything is packed up in time for our 8.30 start. That might sound like lots of hanging around but to tell the truth the time passes very quickly. Once again we took off to Highway to Hell, so either
qualified for the World Championships with my 2010 London Marathon time. Those are my two main goals for next year.Q. What are ideal racing conditions for you?A. I'm told the weather's going to be cold and sunny on race day so that will be ideal for marathon
The arrival of winter, especially once the clocks go back on the last Sunday in October, can be bad news for runners. The rigorous training regime you established during the summer becomes a distant memory as the cold, wet weather dampens your
a bottle in a smart souvenir holdall – so I headed for the refreshment tent where the free cold beer seemed like the perfect way to rehydrate and celebrate my perfectly timed effort of 6:28:50. For anyone still standing at 11pm, the day finished
forest terrain and offers one of the most the most serene, though challenging, runs you’re ever likely to enjoy. Make sure you pack warm gear, as it can be cold at night at this time of the year. Race website: www.knysnamarathon.org.zaFoot of Africa
the joints out of place, especially if the muscles and ligaments are cold and not particularly pliable. I know that if I’m stretching properly I’m less likely to have problems.” Watts is managing to average 40 miles a week as he trains for an autumn marathon
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Limited. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |