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Sounds like you're taking the Paula Radcliffe approach to race preparation
Good luck with it.
SJ, we'll get a barrel of iced water for you to hop in at the finish! Although, looking at the forecast we all may be nicely cooled on the day with a breeze from the North!
Anyone got any good hamstring or T-band stretches? I particularly struggle to properly stretch my T-band without looking like I'm playing "Twister"; keeping balance, not giggling due to the ridiculousness of it all and therfore not getting a proper stretch for any length of time on the zone intended etc. Trying not to "tie up" in these last few non-running days.
Really looking forward to this now - I hope the weather will be good and the support will be great
For anyone interested I have put together an elevation profile of the route. All the data was taken from google earth. I apologies for any inaccuracies in advance but I only created it as a guide for me. Hope this can be of some help to you all. Happy running!
The beeb are predicting rain for Sunday, but i think its best waiting till Friday for a more accurate prediction.
Thanks for posting your elevation profile blisterUK as i now know mine was correct lol - Its going to be a tough finish!!
There should be some good support out Simon, as the HM has over 2k doing it. You bringing your usual support along ?
Weather watch is fun, just got hat and gloves out for Sunday, now trying to work out whether to wear thermal base layer?
The joys of the weather.
ha, ha I'm a soft southerner, I may have to layer up too - although I'm sure it will make me feel like I'm on a training run and not a race. Perhaps to get my goal I'll also have to risk hypothermia
Just had last 5 miler with the running club and most of the guys (and girls) are doing the Snowdonia Marathon on Saturday. I aint getting much sympathy for the uphill finish in Preston! Lol
Weather forecast has indeed changed today. Now cold wet and really quite windy. 31kph is not pleasant.
Not great for us (who likes wind?!) But the main disappointment is for my family... and the Guild crowds.
Ah well... it's supposed to be sunny on Saturday and Monday... so the forecast could easily change
Come on guys! Can't let a bit of weather put us off! All part of the challenge!
Had signed up for this but have been injured for 3 months so cannot do. However, I am now marshalling and will be on Cottam Way at about mile 8 and on the way back mile 23 so I'll cheer you all the way. Good luck!
it's only the gusts that go up 31kph and the rain is still only 'light' so all in all it should be marginally better than my last with gusts forecast up to 35kph and heavy rain!!! Remind me again why I pay to do this???!
Bring it on! Can't be as bad as the Manchester marathon back in April - that was pretty wet & windy most the way round, wading through mud & water in many places. Still really enjoyed it though and it didn't deter the crowds either.
i was looking at much much earlier posts here, and people were talking about it not being in the city streets and being out of town.,,well thank goodness.! i say,,who wants to run round dirty city centres and traffic areas for goodness sake....anyway its going to rain..haha
I noticed the wind forecast had improved since yesterday. Think I'll stop checking now. There's bugger all you can do about it so just concentrate on things you can control, like getting properly carbed up!
And if you must dwell on the weather, you can console yourself with the fact that at least it's in the right direction with a tailwind on the way back into Preston.
SJ - thanks for the stretches; I do hamstrings as you described without person 2, using a door frame - lie on back with bum against frame and leg vertical - you can stretch the adductor on the other leg at the same time by placing the foot against the frame and pressing the knee towards the floor - it would work better though if another person could bring the vertical leg further back extending the stretch. The ITB I've been given is; stand feet together, cross feet over, place weight on one leg and bend sideways attempting to get the etretch on...but I can't master it...usually fall over grappling for something to hang on to.
Weather; good to look at the forecasts so you know what to expect, but I too got my pb in dreadful conditions; huddled in a Belfast bus shelter at the start, a bin bag my only "warmth" covering my running vest, breaking into a complete body shiver, teeth chattering, thinking I should have definitely put a base layer on. But a few yards into the run I was absolutely fine, in the second half the rain poured from the sky even harder and the wind lashed it in from the sea but it was wonderfully cooling rather than detrimental to the pb attempt. Bring it on!
reading back on the previous posts I note I put the wrong units of the forecast I'd been looking at - let's hope I don't get my minute miles confused with kilometers!! Could lead to an epic fail! Heavy rain kicks in at 1pm (current forecast) - now there's an incentive to get round quicker!
Talking of pace - who's adjusting that 1st mile pace because of the downhill start? If you are, by how many seconds?
think im going to take advantage of the hill at the start.im sure its going to take advantage of me at the end lol