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Think you will have to email the RW people...they might do something.
Iain Moore 2 wrote (see)
Good work DLR. Some of the natives are restless over here in General Running. I really don't know what sort of idiot would start a thread in the wrong zone...
You just can't get the staff these days can you?
I was pointed in this direction by a couple of hot chicks.
i tried asking them via the moderator button at the bottom but got now reply - come on Mod's - help us out!! Out running about 5-8 miles a night atm post Brighton but at the same time i am taking advantage of this easy training and going 'no carbs' for a couple of weeks to get that holiday six-pac in fine form . I am so tired without those creal bars etc i usually eat, still its great to be able to have bacon for breakfast regularly and i have developed a terrible liking for diet energy drinks (red bull type)
there's a few peeps on here now - hopefully we can re-create something like this at Brandenberg Gate on the morning of the run ???
Just hope its warmer!!! Maybe not after 2011...it was soooo hot or maybe its just because it was over 10 degreees I suffered!!
got to say kaz, i think the temparature in Paris this year was perfect for running - a little on the cool side but very little breeze and when the hazy sun popped out it didn't feel too warm
mind you, maybe it was cold at the Arc - i wouldn't know as i think i was high on adrenalin and having a slight psychotic episode as i hadn't had a wink of sleep so wasnt really noticing the climate.
It was fine for running TJB, just freezing when hanging about - canna win all ways thou!!
I tend to take the view that if you're not cold before you start you'll probably be too warm for racing. Besides - I get nervy and would be shivering if 30c.
Paris 2011 was crazy hot- i remember walking around Paris on the Saturday having ice cream with the kids thinking it cannot possibly be that hot on the sunday and it was. Its the only time i have ever walked in a race, cramped up at 23 miles and had to walk 100 yards. Berlin last year was about 14-16 if i remember and was absolutely perfect - by far the best i have ever run.
I ran Paris 2011 and 2012 and such happy memories...very excited about the prospect of Berlin and then I remember I need to train ....struggling to motivate myself on distance but embracing interval training ....I am sure come June I'll be up with you all with positive noise ..or atleast I hope I will
Jimbob - the Arc was STUNNINGLY cold this year. I hated it, hence poor socialising and nicking off early... I didn't stop shivering til after 10am!
Does anyone have a spare place going for the Berlin marathon this year, assuming that it's still possible to transfer? I ran London last week and am looking for a nice flat one in the autumn for a PB and you can't get much faster than Berlin!
Hello SD1 - I'm pretty sure the places aren't transferrable and it'd be quite a risk for anyone to give you their number (they're liable if anything happens), sorry. There are some charity places available though with no where near the amounts required for London (£300-£500 I think).
Hi all, got my training plan sorted for Berlin marathon thanks to runKeeper app.
had a nice weekethief easy training just some gentle swimming as I try to get rid of my chesty cough. Off for a bike ride tomorrow before some easy running in week. Got some 10k races coming up with my running club which will hopefully help me with my tempo/fartlek training.
Good to c this thread moving up the table even though its in general running!!!!! Remember to spread the word.
Sorry for the silly question but is it worth getting travel insurance? (I'm new to international marathons!) :L If so, can anyone recommend a single event insurance?
i usually use the Post Office travel insurance - cheap and it includes marathon running - be careful,some may exclude it.
Completed my first marathon yesterday (Manchester) in 4:29:33, which I was pretty pleased with 'cos I'm an old fart and only took up running a couple of years ago! Counting the weeks until Berlin already though!
My travel insurance company quoted me £50 extra to add marathon cover so I think I'll take a look at the Post Office.
Louise Price 6 - have a look at Tesco too. That also includes marathon running (provided you don't plan on winning )
Louise - fab time yesterday, well done!
I have year-round travel insurance, unlimited worldwide with AmEx for £99 that includes my marathon running (as Orbutt says, not winning!) so I reckon your people may be trying to rip you off!
i think i pay around £38 for the four of us - me running and the missus and two kids so not bad really.
Just got single trip cover for £3.95!
I have insurence with bank account therefore works out very cheap!!!!!.
How r u all getting on training. haves all got plans in place and pre races sorted?
No plans in place and no pre races sorted due to logistics!! The next time I get near a race of any distance will be Berlin Marathon!
Kaz u will probably have ur best run!!!!!
I guess we have 20 or so weeks to the race. Looking forward to it. Trying to get my mileage up already as hoping for a big PB come race day
Any advice on getting back into it sensibly post-marathon would be appreciated.
My legs weren't as sore as I had expected yesterday and although I definitely won't, I feel as though I could manage a little jog today.
Have entered a local half marathon for a week Sunday but whether I turn up very much depends on how I'm feeling next week as I don't want to do anything silly and risk injury with Berlin training about to start.
Some plans say slow 2 milers this week and build from there, while others go with a full week off, so I'm not sure!
I'm never sure when to train after a big run either (I'm Jase btw - popped a couple response on here but not had the chance to get on for ages). I managed 20 miles on Sunday (I've got Edinburgh before Berlin). I forced myself off yesterday although was tempted to go to the gym - but today my legs are tired ish but got a heavy chesty cough that isn't good. Are you guys like me - you struggle to rest? I'm sat at my desk and changing my mind every five minutes as to whether to train or not.
Also got an archiles problem - physio tomorrow morning (probably should rest)
Jase - rest.
Louise - take the week off. Do parkrun Saturday.
Good advice there Ian.... No point busting yourself at this stage. Get to start of traing cycle fit and healthy