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Not even a properly measured course. Won't go on power of 10.
It's not all about PBs and Po10 Toro!
Thanks for the café link - my OH is now much more enthusiastic about supporting
Planning a long run on Sunday hopefully,
when are people going to do their last long run?
I did Chester marathon 3 weeks ago so am just picking up on that training plan again - ie slotting back into the last weeks - so will do my last 22 miler three weeks before ie Dec 1st. Followed it for London too and seemed to work - did two18s and a 20 and two 22 miles so that seems to work for me.
Doing a local cross country race this Sunday so an easier week but will do 20 next weekend. Did a very wet and windy hilly 6 miles tonight and managed to keep warm even though wet - all good December practice.
QB did you enjoy BHM? It was a perfect day for it
Usually three weeks out for me too.
16.3 for me today, long run on Friday of 19/20 then gosport half the week after, still can't imagine running 26
Ran the Lordshill 10 mile this morning in 1.15.14, the fastest for many years. Contemplating the Gosport Half Marathon in 2 weeks.
noLast I pedestrians last year , a few bird watchers in the undergrowth but they weren't in the way .
Very narrow paths for the first 5 miles so if your fast and aiming for a pb get to the front posit possible to pass unless your brave and run on the sea all (personally I didn't fancy the risk of a drop into the sea) .
baggage area last year was totally unsupervised but I didn't have anything stolen. Take a flask of something with you before the start as they had run out of most hot drinks 45 mins before the start .
plenty of toilets and parking. I have a calf strain at the moment so haven't run further than 14 miles , starting to get v nervous !!!!
Sorry bout the errors , predictive text !!
21 miles for me this morning. I thought the gusting wind was probably good practice....
Entered this marathon to and really hoping to break 4 hours. Have only done one marathon 6 years ago in 4 hours 36. Now much fitter and have spent all this year improving stamina and breaking all previously held PB's. Portsmouth is a beautiful place to run and flat, we will all definately deserve our Christmas Dinner, good luck to all who have entered or are thinking of joining in the fun!!
Got my duty rota today and I am on a late shift!
Going to have to see if someone will swap with me
Maybe it will be an added incentive to run faster Zoe
I have swapped lots of shifts over the last few weeks for others so hopefully someone will swap for me!
Better get on board before it's too late.
Pedro last year I had no idea about the Brandy at the check-point and downed it
thinking it was an energy shot . I've been tea-total for years so it was quite a shock !
Last year it was a bit wet and muddy but it was still a really enjoyable marathon. It's more of a sit back and enjoy the sea air event than a push to the limits race. (Well it will be for me.) I'm going to run it in round about 4 hours beating last years time by six minutes. Positivity is the best policy.
Entries are still being taken for this event.
Another newbie using Portsmouth as his first marathon experience!
I'd be surprised if you were last if you come in around the four hour mark pedro - even in a smaller event such as this.
Welcome aboard Twisted.
I will be behind you Pedro
Pedro you'll be closer to the front than the back with that time.
Not that there is anything wrong with being a back marker. All finishers get the same respect from me.
Even now I still feel like a bit of a novice when it comes to running marathons.
Jaffa cakes... saved my life at mile 28 of the Compton 40.
Hey listen Pedro, if you can eat a plate of Jaffa cakes you can do anything.
Once you start doing ultra distances you may find you want to run even further. Don't let the numbers bother you, all time is now, the start is also the finish.
Believe me when I say this, You can do whatever you put your mind to !
Honestly , you just need to have total belief in your own ability. It's all about speaking to yourself positively at all times . Don't fear distance.
If you want to start off doing a 30-50 miler you'll be ready once you've covered marathon distance. You just need to reduce your pace, learn what is best for you to eat and drink and have Complete faith in yourself ! That is the key to it all.
My last run before the Abingdon marathon was a 24 hour track event. It was part of a ultra fest which involved six day and 48 hour events. You should have seen the atitude of those guys. Unbelievable.
Shoes are always a personal decision but having said that I wore road shoes last year and they were ok. I've never been able to wear trail shoes where there have been sections of road to run .