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  • Greenhairedhurricane said: @metzger49 although our situations are different you have pretty much summed up how I feel. This was my first ever marathon and training went disastrously badly. I set out too hard and too fast at the beginning, burnt…
  • And only the Met forecast??  I've been checking BBC, MET and anywhere else that might contradict everyone else and say that temperatures will be 10c with a cooling breeze!
  • Jorkilabra said: All my longer runs have been done using my camelbak with water and SIS hydration tablets, should I just take some tablets with me in halves and pop one in the water as and when required? I was going to to this.  Just tak…
  • I like the idea of wearing a cap and soaking it.  Also, I have a bandanna I can wear around my wrist and put on over my neck later (again, soaked in water).  Was going to take a couple of sachets of salt or have high 5 tabs.  I think if people tak…
  • Dave, I think I read somewhere it's every 5km, halfway and finish with an estimate made based on the previous 5km time?
  • Harmander Singh 2 said: I am choosing not to comment on how to cope with nerves because my advice may not be seen as 'encouraging and positive' as I have been so far. I have run over 1100 races, with nearly 400 that have been longer than half …
  • Simon Coombes 2 said: Good news - BBC weather now has 14 degrees for Sunday 22nd, 10-13 during the race. And our day would be complete if they call off the DLR strike!  :
  • Simon Coombes 2 said: If it is likely to be 19 degrees (12-14 for the race?) then anyone wearing anything else than shorts and a vest is asking for trouble. Also ladies - for god's sake no black leggings or 3/4 leggings. You'll regret it, and w…
  • I feel your pain.  I had to do a 14 mile long run on the treadmill a few weeks ago.  Best advice I can give you is break it down into smaller runs - maybe take a quick walk to get water.  I actually played around with the incline a bit as well and d…
  • Thanks Harmander!
  • Just a quick question, as I couldn't find it by searching.  I'm entered after getting a ballot place, which colour start would I be?  Just trying to work out travel routes to/from airb&b.  Many thanks
  • Great news @TT (I think  ).  At least it'll keep you ticking over, then surgery will hopefully sort it all out.  
  • @MsE not jealous of that view at all lol.  It is currently wet and miserable in dull Northern Ireland, but the positive is it's dry tomorrow, so although I'll get soaked tonight running home from work I should be ok tomorrow.  Glad to hear that move…
  • @ftm42 please vent away  I'm sorry knees are being a bugger again.  Getting to the gym could be good - I think getting out of the house to have 'me' time is beneficial for those of us who usually get it through running (I only have a OH at home but…
  • I'm good now TT, but thank you for your support .  I'm all good now, but that's the difference between one experience and another - hopefully nobody else will have my experience.  I think it probably took me a lot longer to deal with than it shoul…
  • Kelly Holmes has also spoken out about her struggles with depression and self harm - she posted a great piece on Twitter.  I think all it can do is engage conversation and make things easier for those seeking help now.   I think back over 20 years…
  • MsE - Glad you're keeping positive on the running front - starting from scratch may not be a bad thing.  As TT says, it means you can avoid the mistakes we all made as newbie runners.  Lots of research to be done as well for exercises etc to do alon…
  • @MsE that's an impressive cast! I really do hope you get to watch more than Horrid Henry.  Peppa maybe?
  • Hi Kate, you don't say if you're following a plan i.e. RW, ASICs or similar.  If not, I would highly recommend them as they can indicate when to take a cutback week and give you a good idea of long run pace compared to your parkrun pace - try the sm…
  • @MsE good luck with the ankle surgery on Thursday - hope it all goes well.  I agree, the royals getting behind the Heads Together campaign has been fantastic, especially Harry and William talking openly about coming to terms with their bereavement a…
  • Yep, I'm in.  Did it for the first time 2015.  Great event.   I'm doing my first marathon next Monday, so will start HM training over the summer.  Want to do Belfast HM the week after GNR for a PB - GNR not really a good PB course for obvious reas…
  • @Slowfoot good news about getting closer to diagnosis and that has lifted your mood.  The uncertainty sometimes is what makes things more difficult - if you get a diagnosis and a good idea of healing timescales it'll maybe help having a goal to work…
  • TT said: Also started talking to dog walkers, they are a friendly bunch!  That made me giggle, as I'm a dog walker myself - when I'm not running of an evening the dog gets a good walk.  Funny though, how when I walk I think of it as my…
  • @MsE this is an excellent link.  I've always heard about people aquarunning but would never really know a way of going about it.  It's something I would like to try, for future. @ftm42 welcome to the thread. I know chatting here has really helped m…
  • @Slowfoot really glad this is being looked into further - half of the battle is getting a diagnosis and a timeframe - I think not knowing makes it harder to manage expectations.  It's good that you can get some advice from the physio as well.  Good …
  • Hi @Slowfoot I'm going to echo what TT has said and maybe get another opinion on the ankle.  Funnily enough, in regards to eating my eating habits have been dreadful, again I tend to eat crap when I'm feeling low, which was ok when I was doing the m…
  • @TheSianz I really hope this isn't the end of your running career. What did the dr say in terms of recovery? Trust in what your consultant says though, as although I have no experience of stress fractures, I know that these can take some time to hea…
  • If it's any consolation @JoJo72 I'm in the same boat.  I'm running a marathon 1 May, last LSR was 18.5 miles on 19 Feb, injured a ligament in my foot on a 12miler 5 March and have had 3 weeks off running.  Started back at the weekend, with (so far) …
  • I would third the uni accommodation offered by Nirvana.  I stayed in Castle Leazes 2 years ago which is only a short walk to the start line.  This year I've got a room near St James Park - I figured a bit closer to town so I can go out and get somet…
  • @Slowfoot hope you're able to do the 10 miler. Forget about PB's at the minute- they'll be other races - treating it as an LSR will be the way to go.  Certainly having Aspergers as well must exacerbate the depression when injured.  I hope you can de…