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I'm following a Runners World sub 3:15 marathon training schedule leading up to Rutland. Yesterday was a sub 1:30 half marathon, at least that is what the training plan had me down for. In the end I managed to cover the distance in 1:30:40s so was relatively happy with that. Got a big pile of excuses as to why I failed to get below 1:30, but hey, I'm more or less on track.
Must point out that I doubt I'll get a sub 3:15 time at Rutland, but aiming high has to be the way to go!
Don't know about energy drinks Jimmy V, I'm thinking of getting a camelbak for this as I always have issues with fluids at events and at least that way I can use my own drink.
3.15 sounds like a right time at Rutland with some people saying it is a tough course.
I personally dont like to carry bottles etc might contact the organisers and see what is on offer. I dont fancy taking it on with just water available at the drinks stations!
As an early contributor to this thread I had kept away whilst waiting to see if my achillies injury stood up to GNR - didn't want to tempt fate. Now find I've missed the boat and the race is full, rats...
and I'm feeling fitter than ever...
looks like Luton in December - probably not the same scenery but hey ho...
Wharfy, you must be gutted.
A question for all those of you who know the course - as I did my long run last weekend mostly off road my thoughts turned to footwear for this marathon. Are the trails good enough to use road shoes, or will trail shoes be required do you think?
Amanda, road shoes will definitely be fine. The paths are hard with some loose stones, but nothing "off road" that I can remember. I am starting to feel nervous and excited about this now. First marathon, eek.
has anyone got 2 spare places for rutland water marathon??
hello, can anyone HELP please ? my husband and I have missed the entries for Rutland Water Marathon does anyone have any places and they can't run??? We will happily cover entry costs etc. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07745958427
Did the Autumn Spitfire 20 in 2 hours 40 minutes this morning ... wet, windy and hilly (ish) so hopefully really good prep for five weeks time.
I'm going with road shoes as well.
RW - even if Gels are provided my advice would be to take ones that you are used to rather than risking something unknown.
there does seem to be some conflicting views coming out as to whether this is a hilly course or not!
I am used to running on hilly routes so i am hpoing i will be ok!
not that long to go now!!
ooo, another pub? i was talking about the Horse & Jockey at Manton (I think). Where's the Finches Arms? Does the race route go through this pub, so to speak? I really will be crawling over the finish line!
myself and a running partner are very keen to run this but are only currently on the reserve list - does anyone have an entry (ies) who cannot make it due to injury etc?
Thanks all - Jase
ps - this is prompted by not managing target time in the Mablethorpe Marathon yesterday -great run but the wind was a bit too much!
Andrew, thanks very much for the info, really good to know for someone who lives nowhere near. Just wondered how you would describe the paths if they are not like towpaths? Are we talking grass/mud or a hard surface? And does it vary?
Hope all is well with everyone's training. Been sidelined with a cold - at least it's now and not the week of the race.
Jase - how did you do at Mablethorpe? And what was it like?
Hi Amanda - I came in at 3:27 so in the conditions was pretty happy with it.
I think weather permitting it's a great course and was a really nice event that was well run.
The big issue was the wind in the first half, but no complaints - a great race.
Thanks very much Andrew, very helpful. I'm well used to sheep poo where we live - will feel quite at home!
Jase - really well done, what a great time. Glad it's all going well!