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  • Ran it twice, 2015 and 2016. A good experience. Starts in a park. As there are a lot of participants, had to queue quite a while for toilets.  There are a few slopes in the first half, one short one soon after the start, and a longer gentle one whe…
  • I do almost all my runs in my normal Nike Pegasus, because even my trail runs have asphalt at some point. I have some trail running shoes, but rarely use them because they just feel wrong somehow when i get back on road.
  • part 3 Even so, I only managed about an hour of sleep back at the hotel. I am not really sure why I could not sleep for longer. We then got up and went to a very nice Thai restaurant in the old part of town. Before eating, we stopped for an aperit…
  • part 2 The overall route of this 100km roughly resembles a massive rectangle. You head south out the city, then make a left turn and head to Kirchberg at about 55km Here you head north to Gefahrlingen (just South of Solothun) at about 70km where I…
  • I have swam with the apple watch lots of times and it seems to be fine, even if it's not certified waterproof.
  • Sigh. As I said, I'm pretty happy with my Nike Watch in actual fact, and it has seen me through a lot of races. I would not categorise it as "crap" at all. It simply misses some of the more advanced metrics for some runners who find them important. …
  • I updated my website with latest race reports but for you fine people I'll just print it here:    Marathons 13 & 14: Two in a Week, Brighton and Zurich 2015 This year I have decided to train for an Ultra marathon, the Rennsteiglauf in May …
  • Some people like to follow the pacer but I prefer to go on ahead and occasionally keep an eye out for him behind.  Good luck in Manchester. 
  • I ran Brighton on Sunday with a PB of 3:50.  Maybe all your barbs and criticism helped me raise my game
  • Haha... thanks seren nos. I'm pretty happy with my performance and don't feel that I have anything to prove. It depends upon where I want to put my focus, and especially important, that I continue to enjoy what I am doing. On the other hand I do t…
  • @Stevie G... yep seems to often be the way with internet forums.  Although my site has a blog, it's not really a main focus and i've been thinking of deleting it as I am not keen on continuous updates.  @Dave and I thanked you for it. I actually…
  • @snap and literatin Thanks a lot for the feedback. I disabled the "zoom" on the slideshow on all pages outside of the homepage, hopefully that should stop the motion sickness!! You are right, it is better that way.
  • I guess everyone is different Millsy. I actually ran my first mountain marathon the week after turning 40, and I also got my flat PB after 40, so I am not saying that turning 40 is some kind of limitation. I'm also frequently beaten by plenty of muc…
  •   Haha... Wow... you guys a tough crowd! @Dave.. thanks @literatin... i confess I made up my own Q&A. Guess I should tone down the toilet info then.  @Gideon.... I'm trying to decide up whether you are more jaded or more rude but I canno…
  • haha thanks philomena. thats funny.  For those who haven't read it, the last one was done overnight with temperatures hovering around -9 deg Celsius, on snow, and with no particular training. 
  • It's not a commercial thing, I've just programmed it because I wanted to learn how to make a website and I thought runners or those considering training for a marathon might appreciate it.
  • Great reply Fido thanks a lot, also to everyone else for their 2c.
  • A bit more information:  To run a 4hr marathon means an average pace just over 5:40 per km (i guess many people on this forum look at it in miles per hour so I am just making the comparison for you). Most of my longer training runs ended up being…
  • Maxpower North West wrote (see) I have IBS and tried many unsuccessful ways to fuel for a marathon. In the end I found I couldn't stomach anything other than water/electrolytes during the race. What works for me is to eat well in the build up to…
  • Another way to put it would also be to ask.... who else here has had similar experiences to me and could you solve them?
  • To respond to the others: Tinsel: I think you are very likely right that I go off too fast.... as I said in my original post I have my own ideas about what happened and this is my number 1 suspicion. However, Im no medical nor running guru and tha…
  • Mon77 wrote (see) Kevin- you got all the right answers... I don't think you're listening.  Noone can tell you- if you eat X you will have a great marathon.  There are too many variables.  We're all different.  The main mistake you made was going of…
  • So I guess there are no right answers. In two responses, two completely diametric approachs. One saying I need to eat much more, another saying he eats nothing at all. to ask a simple question: if a runner runs out of steam on a run, is nausea a c…
  • It may well be the case but just saying "i got my fuelling wrong" does not add anything helpful. Well, what is a suggested fuelling strategy for someone with a delicate stomach? To give a little more information, here is my approximate marathon fu…
  • Interesting idea about raising the lactic threshold. For the second marathon I ate only a half of a cereal bar as breakfast, and had exactly the same problem, so I do not think the cheese sandwich is necessarily to blame. I was sort of hoping th…
  • Thanks for your replies so far. Tiago and others: Yes I agree I went off too fast, but what actually happened to my body do you guys think... did i get hypothermic because of this, is it natural to feel nautious, and why did i have the feeling of …