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Many thanks for shuttle bus info T-rex. Also thanks to muzza and woody2run. It's real comforting to read your names and makes me feel real excited about the race.
Sadly, weekend run didn't go to plan as a tight lower right calf muscle reared its head and i found myself having to stop on many occasions to try and stretch it out. My fault really as my orthioics have long over-due needing replacement. Podiatrist informs me calf muscle over-working to try and counteract pronation that i have quite bad in that leg. Anyway have new ones to begin training in post run when i do my 40 miler on my 40th birthday mid march.
If you catch a woman hobbling around then chances are it's me!!! I fear sunday may be a painful yet euphoric day. Thank goodness i have a good pain threshhold.
Did the recci of the course today. Its nicely sheltered with loads of twists and turns to keep you interested. Without a doubt a few undulations but nothing to worry about.
I almost blew a fuse doing the Gloucester half last year albeit in the process of a pb. My advice would be go like the clappers. Bring it on my first 26.2.
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I have been listening to this Free podcast for a year now, if your not already its a must, go have a listen and download it free off itunes www.marathontalk.com some good advice and great interviews on there, the interview with Prof Tim Noakes is a must!!
Another vote for marathontalk podcasts. I'd never heard of them until someone mentioned them on the realbuzz blog site and since then I've been a real fan. A good mix of news/race reports in the world of running, training advice, light-hearted moments and an interview with some bod from the running/triathlon world. Really interesting stuff and great to listen to on your long runs. Or you can listen to whilst ironing! Great stuff and now they try to make it interactive via monthly challenges, rate your runs etc.
Can't believe marathon is only 4 days away- gonna start upping the carbs from tomorrow- and lay off the booze!
I'm looking for Sub 3:15, see how it goes though. Taper madness and a niggly calf have brought on the doubts, just a bit of x training this week, did n't want to risk the calf. Weather still looking OK for Sunday.
Finally caught up with this thread.
I'm doing the 50K on sunday. It will be my first attempt at that distance, although i have run further (off-road).
Getting really nervous now, don't imagine I will sleep much from here on in.
Good luckto everybody doing either race.
Thats good running Gobi, sub 3 pace for 50k is great! will probably see you on course! Good luck!
Good luck everyone, its gonna be perfect weather cool and sunny! Just watch out for ice spots on shaded areas!
Hi folks, blimey this has come round quick,
just been reading the race notes and it talks about a race briefing at 10am is this worth hanging around for? or is it safe to head to the start and begin me warm-up?
was a good event today
every body looked in real good shape
cheered on who we could
well done to all
Shambolic group of organisers. Arrived early and went to enter only to be told NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY. Contrary to the infomation supplied on this site and the BEYONDTHELIMITS site. Very Very disappointed, wont make the same mistake of attending a BEYONDTHELIMITS venue again.
Muzza - that could well have me or the guy just in-front, was aiming for a sub 3 time to improve my starting gate at Rotterdam, I'm gutted. at 21m it looked easily in the bag then it all went weird with the mile markers coming out long. still looked on at 26m but that was a very long 0.2m of a mile, ended up recording it at 26.45. but I notice GeeM has it slightly short, so not sure what going on their. Anyone else find it weird? a few around my time did.
nice interesting cource though
GeeM - their was hi5 at the 6m water station
Yeah 4.14 in the 50k for me. I was .1 off at the last mile marker then .2 became .4 and i was .3 off. Very strange. Was a good day and i enjoyed it.
Kinda hard but enjoyable course. Always had me on my toes
WR - i totally agree that garmin's are not 100% accurate, mine had me running up a Sheer face cliff at snod mara in sub 5m/m pace .
I don't want to criticise what was a enjoyable race, and on the whole a well run race. but something cocked up towards the end, probably just the markers. And I'm not the only one who thinks so, i've noticed that someone has commented in the ratings about the markers at around 22m / 45k mark being wrong/mixed up, about where i said it went weird. And I'm pretty sure (not 100%, wasn't checking the k markers) that I noticed a 25 mark on the floor, which had a non matching k marker, that incidental corresponded with where 25m should roughly be according to my garmin. The last 26m marker was either very short or the finish was long. I looked at my time as I was going past it and i've been running long enough to assure you i didn't 10m/m the last 0.2, and that's nothing to do with my garmin.
I not necessarily saying it was long, as i've admitted garmin's are not 100% accurate, and GeeM has it slightly short by GPS, but something was definitely out in the latter stages.