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Dadagain - Sounds like a tough race! Well done in the conditions. How many people do the marathon? I wouldn't have thought you could end up alone in a big city marathon but I suppose 26.2 miles is a lot of space for runners to be spread out
I have a couple of newbie London questions:
1) - What time should I aim to get to the start? Was thinking of getting the 8am train from Charing cross the Blackheath
2) Is it worth family coming to Blackheath with me or are they better off heading to their chosen place on course?
Thanks Birch always good to hear from you.
Pibster I started on the thread with 3:15 and dipped under 3 hours 3 times. Now I'm on my way up again. The 3 main things to make the improvement will not surprise you. For me it was more miles & more focused mara programme, weight loss (4-5 lbs), and experience.
I'm also on Blue- not sure what you all look like- I'll be wearing the same vest as my avatar above taken from last years race. Target is 3:05. If not I'll be at P meeting point and then upstairs in the pub, left hand side as you face the bar.
Dad again I'm sure you might be a bit disappointed with the time but sounds like a tough race. As you say we have a tough sport and no distance is crueler than the marathon- so pecker up chum.
Good luck guys & hope to see some of you in London.
I will wish good luck to everyone before you all sign off at the weekend, hope to see some of you at the start and maybe in the pub afterwards.
I will be wearing a red vest with Myton Hospices on and also my name printed. Please come and say hello if you see me I will probably be bricking it Sunday morning!
Apologies from being awol for ages yet again....still not much running going on from me I'm afraid. Keeping things ticking over, up to 10 miles longest run each week currently.
Anyway, just wanted to wish all the VLMers the very best of luck on Sunday. I hope the weather gods aren't too unkind - looks like the hottest weather should come after you've all finished anyway. I was half tempted (as I have a non-deferrable place) to get my number and attempt a run/walk strategy, but in that heat and with my grumbling Achilles that would just be stupid, so I am going to kick back, put my feet up and watch the action on tv instead.
Good luck everyone for Sunday. Make sure you take the conditions in to account and don't be too aggressive chasing targets you trained through the winter with.
And don't forget we do this for fun - so enjoy the day!
luck to all the VLM runners tomorrow. Make sure to get the sunscreen on and
pour water over yourselves at every opportunity. I find taking a few paracetamol
helps keep my body heat down in warm weather, as its antipyretic.
ran 11.5 miles today including an 18:51 Parkrun. I’m eating low carbs today and
running the ‘Not London Marathon Marathon’ tomorrow, glycogen depleted. It’s
all part of my training for the 24 hour event in June.