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Thank you SPEN! I know you are right, it's just when you have put so much hard work in and your body lets you down, I really want to cry!
So sorry to hear Joanne - and of course Spen is right! And of course you are gutted!! xxx
I'm doing the MK this year, my 2nd marathon, but the last one was 9 years ago! How's everyone's training going? I did 16 miles today, but not terribly fast! What mileage are you going up to before the race? I too have got a Garmin, which is very useful. I tend to go off quite fast (heart rate shoots up!) and then settle down a bit, then slow up towards the end. I know that's not ideal pacing! I did 4:39 in my first marathon, so would like to beat that if I can. 4:20 would be nice, but we'll see. I don't feel that fit yet, but there's still time.
Hi Kate - I have run 35 km last Sunday in 3 hours and 31 minutes and done much less this week to recover from that Mammoth run. I aim to be on my feet for 4 hours (not bothering too much about distance) this coming Sunday and the distance I am going to get to is 23-24 miles. I alternate a week with a very long Sunday run and a week with a much shorter one, just about 2-2.30 hours on my feet. I run only 3 days a week and cross train other 2 because I prefer to run at least 6-7 miles than put in little 3-4 milers often. At this moment in my life, my legs recover better this way.
Hi Cowgirl! Thank in anticipation you for the cheering
Things are going okish here, a couple of weeks ago did 17miles and introduced some speed work. Just after thatr I bought some new shoes for the marathon, and have got a bit of knee trouble. Good news is that it's getting better with a little reduction in training and ice/ibuprofen. 6 or 7 weeks more of hard training and a taper and hopefully be able to finish in 3.45.
Sounds like others training is going well, other then Joanne, sorry to hear, hopefully be ok for another time.
We were spectators last year but this year I will be running (my first marathon) and hoping the weather is slightly better. Good luck with training
Hi all, did Pitsford Marathon last sunday and managed 4hrs 7 mins so trainig going well as that was a 21 min pb, so is a sub 4 on the cards ???, in training up to Milton Keynes I wont go over 22 miles, but will do alot of 18 and 20 milers, my target race for this year is a 100 mile ultra in August so all really geared around that.
trilla - time on your feet is a good way to train.
joanne - hope things are going ok
Seth - it could be the speedwork that caused your knee pain, ease back abit and introduce it slowly
V4D - welcome to the mad world of marathon running, just dont stress and enjoy the day, the first time is fantastic, just concentrate on finishing and having fun, and yes I agree I hope the weather is better than last year
take care everyone
Hi all! How did your long run go today?
I am so so happy today: I run for 4 hours and five minutes, covering roughly 38 km (did not bring the garmin to avoid stress but checked afterwards on g-map) . I had an exceptionally good run, I got the pace right from the start, I did not get tired and found out that a small can of coke halfway through does wonders for my sugar-starved brain.
Next Sunday I will run much shorter (only 2 hours 30) but the following week I shall attempt 40 km.
Thank you for the support SPEN - and what you say to V4D is exactly my plan: don't stress, enjoy the day and concentrate on finishing and having fun!
Hope all is going well for all of you too!
Hi Emmy! I am staying in MK the night before. I think we are staying at the Holiday inn (or other similar not-great hotel) near the stadium.
I did the MK half yesterday - very happy with my 2 hr 9min finish .
I live in MK luckily so accomodation for the Marathon is not a problem.
Just 2 more long runs scheduled. I managed to catch up after a week out with a bug and bad knee. So please they came in the same week, I don't think I would have had the sense to rest my knee for a week if I wasn't ill.
No injuries/niggles hopefully stay that way. Were staying in a travel lodge for Sunday night. I thought Milton Keynes was closer when I signed up, plus public transport is worse then terrible to get there.
How's everyone else doing?
Did 17.5 Sunday - very tired and a few niggly aches but not bad - 20 miles to come (not really looking forward to that) then tapering.
I hope everyones trainings going OK - such a nice change to run in the sunshine.
Just as a note - Travelodge have a bargain at the moment of 30quid rooms for Milton Keynes Central.
Are you following a specific marathon schedule v4d? I'm just trying to run as many miles as I feel comfortable with and a long run once a week. I plan 2 20 mile runs next 2 weeks then a 3 week taper. This is my first marathon but I did a half in November finishing in 1.53. I feel a lot stronger now so hopefully finish in about 3.45-4 hours.
i have now registered to volunteer/marshall or whatever is useful on the day with one of my daughters
keep up the training runners
Hi does anyone have a good map of the course, the one on the website does not list the roads clearly, I want to transfer the route onto a road map of Milton keynes so the family can see where best to support me, thanks
I'm running this and am aiming for a sub 3:30 time, just ran a half marathon last weekend and used it to check my progress. The race went really well but I picked up (what I hope is) a small injury.
Im going to have to take a rest week and see how it goes but in the mean time I want to see a physio and get it checked out to make sure I dont make it any worse. Can anybody recommend a good physio around Bedford or MK?
Hope everyone roses training has been going well
Evening all. 4 weeks to go, I hope everyone's training is going well. One more hard week to go before the taper!
I'm hoping for a 3h05 finish all being well. Nursing an Iliotibial band niggle at the moment though, so stretching and foam roller torture for the forseeable future.
C&I - the best map I can find is here: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/129520443
Hi All! Fingers crossed all is still well for me, just done a half yesterday in 1.53 so I should be able to finish my first attempt at full distance within the 4.30 hours! I am trying to take it easy this week and then have a good crack at another four hours run on Sunday and then I too shall taper!
Good luck to us all!!
Electric sheep thanks for that.
Training going well, I only go for a two week taper so two more long runs then taper down, I only use a two week taper as this is part of my training for an ultra in August, and I get bored with a three week taper, take care evryone
Don't know if you still need a physio, but can recommend Martin at Body Limits in Newport Pagnell
Has anyone else got their race numbers yet? I haven't.
Not long to go, just one more long run for me. Feeling good and getting excited. Hope everyone is well.
Nope - no sign of race number yet.
One more 20-miler on Sunday then the taper begins. Saying that, I have a 17-miler scheduled the following Sunday, so two more long runs if you count that.
Looking forward to MK as my second marathon after having done Brighton last year.
I don't have my race number yet either. Any idea when they're sending them out?