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Hi guys this will be my first marathon doen a few 10k runs, trying to train between work ( india ) and home west yorkshire, todays run wa smy first ever 10 miler
Hi all, just started following this thread - I am signed up for my Edinburgh marathon which will be my 6th 26.2miler, looking forward to the opportunity to go for a PB (3:24) which I did in Berlin over 2 years ago and failed to get close to it at VLM and Halstead this year despite training very hard last winter/spring.
I've used (& recommend) Hal Higdon training plans all the way through my Novice - Intermediate II. I might change tack slightly for next year though as I'm also venturing into the world of Ultramarathons and doing a 48 miler in August which will be my first, very nervous about that but Edinburgh will be good training for it!
@Gary - have you looked at 'Eat and Run' by Scott Jurek? I've just started it and will try and improve my diet over the coming months based on that (perhaps after Xmas!) - he's an amazing Ultra runner.
All, I've entered Edinburgh too, and like a few of you, it'll be my first marathon. Got fed up with not getting into London and can't afford the time to fundraise for a charity place, so thought, sod it, enter a marathon, and Edinburgh looked appealing! Also was speaking to a bloke in Runner's Need who said as Edinburgh is in May it gives you an extra month of training, esp when wintry conditions set in.
I've entered 2 half marathons: York (Jan) and Reading (March), and am doing a lot of park runs and a monthly 10km at the mo.
Sounds mad, but I'm looking forward to it?!!!!!!!!!......
Hello to Everyone,
Well its back to Edinburgh for me for another bash at it.This will be my fourth attempt. Last year i had my first DNF at the distance so will be going back to make amends for it.
Have had an enforced layoff from running after breaking my arm and dislocating my shoulder so i am starting from scratch and am now into my second week of the pre marathon training programme on the Edinburgh website. Anyone else doing it ?
Gary i am reading Nutrition for Marathon Running by Jane Griffin which is full of good advice. If only i could stick to it.
Good luck to everyone and especially all the first timers.
Asics plan for me simply because I have the ASICS app on my iPhone which reminds me when to run and logs them automatically. Seems like a decent plan as well.
Time will tell!
Hello everyone. I've signed up to Edinburgh full marathon this year after running in the Hairy Haggis team relay (part of the Edinburgh Marathon runs) for the last two years. This gives me a pretty good overview of the spectators point of view of getting to the start line/ finish lines to watch other members of my team. Please ask any questions.
I'm desperate to find some individuals to go for evening runs as I really dont enjoy running in the dark on my own so if anyone is in the Edinburgh city centre area and wants to meet for a Tuesday / Friday evening run let me know.
Ran it for the second time this year abeit 7 years after the first one. Running it again in 2013.
A running buddy is looking for a place too but the fcfs entries are closed. Place transfers are permitted, please let me kmow if you hear of anyone looking to transfer. Thanks.
Hi, perhaps a bit of a long shot here, but maybe worth a go.
I'm keen to run the full marathon, but seem to have missed the boat on places. If anyone with a place is unable to run (or know someone in a similar situation), I'd really appreciate an entry transfer. I'd obviously cover all costs etc.
Hi all - i'm doing Edinburgh as well but I wondered if anybody has booked their accommodation via the offical hotels link on the EM website? I booked and paid a deposit and it said that some of the rooms I requested were "on request" and they'd confirm the booking to me. I've heard nothing but when I log on and look at my booking it just shows the rooms I've tried to book. Does this mean they're booked? I emailed them but heard nothing and there is no phone number shown on the site! Thanks.
Hi Gary - via the official hotels link, but within an hour of my posting on the forum yesterday I'd got a response from them. Funny that!