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I ran 26.8 at Kent roadrunner one year (its a multi lap course and quite twisty). V depressing to hot 26.2 and know i still had another 5 mins to run... Keep a look out for those mile makers and how your GPS compares to them, otherwise it could mess things up.
J Swizzle... if you think you can make up time 18-20... then why not? If this tires you for mile 23 onwards, just remember that you respond well to the slightest encouragement... and there will be plenty in that last 5K
You'll be running further at Brighton as well - 1 mile increase due to roadworks.
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You'll be running further at Brighton as well - 1 mile increase due to roadworks. https://www.facebook.com/brightonmarathonofficial
Nearly got me
Nope. April 12th
Bring it on!
In 11 days time
Taper is there for a reason. Treat it seriously and use it wisely.
Last double digit (in miles) run done today after a good but very windy MP session yesterday means i am on proper taper now!! all easy miles bar 2 MP miles next Wednesday.
Looking forward to having some fresh legs again and weather watching!!
Also signed up for Valencia Marathon and Abingdon Marathon for the Autum for giggles.
Just had a reminder that i like to carry a nuun tablet at longer distance races and some painkillers. Never used them in training, never had to use them in a race yet but it's comforting to me to know they are there. I haven't done anything longer than a half marathon for 2 years so i thought it was time to order some new nuun rather than dig out any old ones i have.
So how many people have started obsessively checking the forecast? I havent gone there yet. After Easter...
I want easter eggs, loads of them. Must hold back for just another week or so...
Oops..... what with chocs for mothers day, birthday and easter.... I am carb drowning, but hey I do like to be prepared.
Must say nerves are kicking in now..... installed the brighton marathon phone app and saw the counter....arghhh!
then i made the mistake of watching the official video and thought I was going to hyperventilate ....... must calm down....
Just had new stock of gels arrive in post..... looking at them in bulk - how does everyone carry them all?
I'm gonna carry a gel from the start (have about 12/13 miles) have support with them and bottles of lucozade/ water when req at mile 15, 17, 19, 24 plus the two gels they provide on course.
Was on the treadmill last night averaged out at 13.5k ph on the treadmill followed by a spin... legs a bit tired today. Easy 8-10 miles planned for tomorrow then will try a couple of short runs next week before heading down on Saturday.
J Swizzle, watched that programme last week got me all pumped up too!!!
Got my easter eggs out of the way already!
Na got mum and other half dotted round the course with supplies Mark.
3 more 10km's and i'm done and ready for next week.
Just to add my views on the "power station". It can become a big mental Issue if you let it. Yes there is very little crowd support out there but if you focus on the positives like, I'm feeling good, running strong, passing people that are walking etc its not a problem. Once you turn the corner your are in fact heading for home. I consider that a long home straight, but in my head I tell myself I'm almost there now. I ran some of my fastest splits on this stretch last year. PMA positive, mental, attitude.
Right Easter bunny wheres my chocolate?
First timer dilemma - advice sought. This is my first marathon, so wasn't really sure how long it would take me. Have done two HM in training and have PB of 2:00:23, which MacMillan equates to a 4:13 marathon time (not totally convinced I am going maintain that pace, but hey...
So pace makers are 4 and 4:30. 4 is too fast for me, so do I go with the 4:30 pace maker (for mental strength) and try and speed up at end if I can, or pace my own race and go for 4:15ish?
This is a bit of a rant about marathon runners, having just answered 2 queries on the BM facebook page.
If you've paid £60(??) and trained for months why the heck are you asking question the week before that are answered on the website? Read the flippin info you've been sent!
When I enter anything I read the whole lot, check how I'm going to get there etc quite a while in advance. I think it was last year someone asked about trains or hotels the day before.
I'm quite happy to answer questions that require local knowledge but I do wish people would look at the relevant websites before posting.
...which is why I love Let me google that for you http://lmgtfy.com/?q=brighton+marathon+faq
OK all, as you were, good luck next week
Emma do you have a GPS watch? Has your training gone well? If so my advice would be to set out at 4h20 pace.