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Weather for sunday looking spot on.
Mark just seen your post , sorry to hear the sad news.
Just in case I dont get chance to get on here again, good luck everyone,I am still goin up with my brother and friends, I will be watching at mile 14, then crossing the road and walking a bit to mile 24ish ....a much more civilised way to get over 10 miles...lol
There's a tracking thingy for vlm:
My number is 32957.
Give us a shout NN, if I look as though I have dropped off the pace shout insults!!
Lunch, baked potato with beans, xmas pud and custard. Couldn't eat anymore! Pasta and more xmas pud later, it's hard work.
Forgot to mention, at Expo get off the DLR at Excel and waiting to catch a train in the opposite direction was one of the local postmen, how did that timing happen. As well as his training he walks 6 to 8 miles every day.
Okay, been to the expo and met Fiona, so now believe she is a real person who actually exists. I get two race numbers, one for the front and one for the back, and a list of rules about clothing that they could have usefully told me earlier. Luckily I do not have large logos on any of my clothes anyway. They don't say you can't have your name on your vest, so hopefully won't get disqualified!
NN, watch out for me! You can yell HeOw's sweary words of encouragement if you like.
Currently eating pitta bread with hummus and sipping beetroot juice for the placebo effect. Then chicken and rice. My sister says she is never drinking again* so I won't be jealous.
*until maybe Sunday.
SR no, he's about an hour slower I think, marathon not the post!
Men - cheers, I've added your number to my list.
In case I'm not about tomorrow - good luck everyone. You've trained hard for this, so don't be shit
Bastards only gave me one wire tie thingy to attach my timing chip! But I did get 8 safety pins as I have to wear two numbers.
Logos on socks are only allowed to be 5 square cm.
Good luck to doing marathon this Sunday, remember you've done the training and its now timeto nail the race
How many on here are doing Manchester the week after? I will be in a Clapham Chaser vests.
Good luck to all doing London tomorrow, i'll be routing for you all.
kease7 - I'm doing Manchester next week along with HeOw off this forum.
Yesterday was 1600m repeats for me, did mile repeats, went well, mile splits were 5:35 - 5:40 - 5:32, warm and cool down either side to make it to 8 miles.
Its now 06:15 and i'm up for a 6 recovery with the dog, glorious day here in Wales.
Mark1981 - I live Singapore, flying home Wednesday for my big day a week tomorrow. Best to get the northern line to London bridge and change to the overground and get the train to maze hill, or blackheath. Takes about 45mins to 1hour from Clapham common. Check TFL website for travelling before you leave I would give your self plenty of time to get there.
Yep hoping for sub 3.09, training has gone well thanks lost a few days to illness but other wise good. I'm really enjoying the taper.
Craig - What time you going for in Manc? Where you staying? I'm staying by old trafford.
Also woke up early today, excited.
Mark, I live in Clapham, I'll be going from Clapham Common tomorrow morning. Route is Clapham Common to London Bridge on the Northern Line, then to Blackheath (for red FGFA) on the train. Are you red FGFA start too? Could meet and go up together if you like? Whereabouts are you in Clapham?
Yeah I'd definitely go London Bridge route then. Aha thought you'd be on your own tomorrow morning but that's cool if you're going with someone else. Possibly not a great idea for your mate's girlfriend to travel to the start though? Absolute best of luck for your sub 3 attempt. My plan is to stick to the pacer like glue!
Good morning. Anyone else got that pre-marathon feeling of sheer, naked terror?
Not sure, when do you think is best time to arrive at the start? 8.30 ish? Think I'll get the train that arrives Blackheath at 8.25, which according to TFL website means leaving Clapham Common at 7.30. Will keep an eye out for little and large. I'm on the shorter side too...
Mornng all - just about to go get train to London. Will still be able to get on here on phone...but if I don't good luck to all running tomorrow. Remember - don't go off too fast, keep an even pace, and give me a wave when you see me collapsed at mile 20.
I'm in FGFA - aiming for sub 2.55 somewhere - maybe I can try keeping up with NP (doubt it though).