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The DOMS was far worse yesterday - I was shuffling around like Pingu (cartoon not you )
.. well you say that .. but you haven't seen me run yet!!
Btw, I just wanted to say, I'm really hoping I stop and be cheerful at mile 17.... however ... twice I've completely missed the RW group and the 2 times I've done it I'm not looking pretty at mile17. Hopefully Sunday will be different but if I don't stop, I'll be thinking virtual hugs! (and definitely round for beers later)
However you are at Mile 17 is absolutely fine - it's your day, whatever you need to get you through. Even if you want to come over and kick the sign!
I will have my iphone and will try to track runners via the website but does anyone know if there is a way to store the race numbers of the runners before Sunday? It seems so complicated compared to the Brighton Marathon when we had a lovely app to store race numbers and send notifications when that runner crossed the half way point & the finish line.
You think that now but on Sunday it will be a different story
I have almost completely decided against signing up for Brighton or anything else this month. I think I'll give myself some non-marathon headspace over the summer to concentrate on shorter distances and strength & conditioning. If I still feel the urge at the end of the Summer, I'll enter one that starts registration in September.
*hums La Marseillaise*
Apologies for the my lack of interaction so far but I've spent the last couple of weeks getting over a bout of manflu so that I am can make it to the start on Sunday. My info is:
Forum name - Circus StrongmanName (suggest you email this if unhappy to divulge via the forum) - DarranRace number - 18579Estimated time to mile 17 - Around 2 hours 50 minsWhat you'll be wearing - depending on the weather but I'll be wearing a white t-shirt and a purple Mencap running vest and a black cap. Or if it rains, I will be wearing a blue jacket over the top of everything. Any special needs* - I plan on dropping of a bag at the expo if that's ok, so if you would be kind enough to give me that at mile 17 that would be great. Other than that, some re-assurance that I am still going stong.
Hope everyone is ok and is looking forward to Sunday.
right there it is guys!!
i thought he plainer and simpler the better as i know what i'm like at mile 17......
will attatch it to a pole tomorrow when its dry!!
Very nice, I like blue.
Love the blue sign...can't miss the best group now!
we'll be screaming abuse at you all
completely free of charge
Jo / Pug Runner
Good luck with the injuries, hopefully they'll improve some what for Sunday so that you can enjoy the day!
I went to the expo last night (it was really quiet) so won't be able to join you on Saturday and am in the blue start, pen 7.
Anyone know what the weather will be like? I can't make up my mind whether I want rain or sun
Great we have a sign. Well done Vikw - plain an simple deffo the best.
I've dusted off my pompoms and just need to find the charger now.
Wow the sign looks great Vik! Great job
Jo and PR - we will be waiting for you and ready to supply hugs, cheers, jelly babies and gels as needed! I think you are amazing for doing the marathon with an injury, don't worry about the time it takes to get to Mile 17, just think that after you see us you'll only have single digits to go!
I went to the Expo last night and couldn't find the RW stand! I know I was only there for a bit but gutted I couldn't find you guys...
actually, that's a good point! I couldn't find the RW world stand in the picture in the mag.
I am so nervous as this is my first ever marathon. One year ago I was a couch potato and my best effort at running was 5km in 45 mins (which is essentially a walk).
Finished the Brighton half fairly comfortably in 2:10 this year and a recent 10k in 54 mins, so really not sure what to expect timing wise this weekend.
Going to need all the support I can get this Sunday. I have pacer wrist bands from 04:10 to 04:30 and still deciding which one to use
Although I keep telling myself it would be a great achievement just to finish, I think subconsciously I would like to do it in round about 04:30 (RW Race predictor says I should be capable of it) and I am afraid I'd be disappointed if I do it too slow. Any help with my mindset? I think I need a shrink
RW Stand is number 148 at the Expo. I haven't been yet, but a couple of my friends went yesterday & today and found it for me (so they could enter the Saucony Kinvara contest for me ).
Did any of you get photos taken with your race numbers in the photobooth? I'm noticing a lot of them appearing on FB!
Newbie32 - Welcome!
Why don't you condense your pace bands down to show every 3 miles? Have your 4.10 time in red and the 4.30 time in black?
It's good to have a time in mind, but don't focus on it so much that you don't get a chance to enjoy the day. It's your first attempt at doing this distance in race conditions, so it's bound to be a bit of a learning curve too
Thanks Xine and Hannahsmom. Hope to see some of you at the start line! This is me.
Hannah - click on the "insert image" tag ..looks like a tree............. above! Upload your image, needs to be websized I think!
I'm off to London in the morning...Expo by lunchtime I hope...RW drop off...pasta and shopping!