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Anybody running the London Marathon next weekend?

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5y, 7m agoPosted 5 years, 7 months ago
I am and i'm very worried!

I've done 4 half marathons every weekend for the last month but was supposed to try and get to 15 or better still 18 miles. I've been training for a while which is my problem......... I'm utterly bored of running!!!

It would be nice to hear how other peoples training has gone and if you think i'm buggered that I've not done any big big runs!

Ta
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#1
Sorry no advice im not a long distance runner. Can do the smaller charity runs but thats my max.

Really hope it goes well for you next weekend, and well done you for doing the Marathon. What charity are you doing it for? x
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Ta Beth, prob can't mention the charity. Yer i was always a 10ker and stepped it up this year. doing 4 halfs and a 2 marathons. I'll be stick bact to 10k's and the occasional half. 26.2 miles is just 2 much! I'm doing 110.3 miles for the charity so it should be good. I've raised over 2k so i've reached the target (which is a worry in it's self)
#3
Im sure you will do it. Wow at the 110 miles! It is a worry once people have sponsored you. But its also a good motivator :)

Enjoy yourself on the run, you will be pleased with yourself once its all done :p
#4
Wel you would ideally have done a 'long' prep run (of up to 20miles say) but obviously you cant do that with the race so close now. Have you been doing alot of miles most weeks? In my experience, whilst big runs can help, I have slo found it just as important to build up high mileage from week to week so that my legs are going thru' the whole heavy-leg, lactic acid and recovery stuff. Its just a bit less of a shock on the big day that way.

London is such a fantastic event the crowd will usually just will you on so try not to worry about your prep at this stage. Of course the other golden rules are golden for a reason, namely dont start of like Billy Whizz, you will burn up, just start slow and steady and aim to get faster thru the race if you feel comfortable, and, fluids.... GOOD LUCK! :)
#5
Just wanted to say good luck - sorry no advice :D !
#6
dt_matthews
Wel you would ideally have done a 'long' prep run (of up to 20miles say) but obviously you cant do that with the race so close now. Have you been doing alot of miles most weeks? In my experience, whilst big runs can help, I have slo found it just as important to build up high mileage from week to week so that my legs are going thru' the whole heavy-leg, lactic acid and recovery stuff. Its just a bit less of a shock on the big day that way.

London is such a fantastic event the crowd will usually just will you on so try not to worry about your prep at this stage. Of course the other golden rules are golden for a reason, namely dont start of like Billy Whizz, you will burn up, just start slow and steady and aim to get faster thru the race if you feel comfortable, and, fluids.... GOOD LUCK! :)

Don't worry, I'm no sprinter!! I'll just have to see what happens. I'll be happy if I can get to 20 without stopping. I expect i'll need a wee at some point. I'm really worried about the number 2's as I'm an 11ish morning dumper, it starts at 9:45 and i'm not sure how that's going to pan out! Anyone one know if there are good facilities?

:O
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TheOvenglove
dt_matthews
Wel you would ideally have done a 'long' prep run (of up to 20miles say) but obviously you cant do that with the race so close now. Have you been doing alot of miles most weeks? In my experience, whilst big runs can help, I have slo found it just as important to build up high mileage from week to week so that my legs are going thru' the whole heavy-leg, lactic acid and recovery stuff. Its just a bit less of a shock on the big day that way.

London is such a fantastic event the crowd will usually just will you on so try not to worry about your prep at this stage. Of course the other golden rules are golden for a reason, namely dont start of like Billy Whizz, you will burn up, just start slow and steady and aim to get faster thru the race if you feel comfortable, and, fluids.... GOOD LUCK! :)

Don't worry, I'm no sprinter!! I'll just have to see what happens. I'll be happy if I can get to 20 without stopping. I expect i'll need a wee at some point. I'm really worried about the number 2's as I'm an 11ish morning dumper, it starts at 9:45 and i'm not sure how that's going to pan out! Anyone one know if there are good facilities?

:O

No need to stop for a number 1.
1 Like #8
Good luck OvenGlove. I would love to do a marathon but think being realistic I would only be able to manage a half marathon. I bet the atmosphere will be absolutely amazing - best of luck and post up pics when your toe nails have fallen off X)
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bossyboots
Good luck OvenGlove. I would love to do a marathon but think being realistic I would only be able to manage a half marathon. I bet the atmosphere will be absolutely amazing - best of luck and post up pics when your toe nails have fallen off X)


He's on about running not the renamed Snickers bars. :p
#10
TheOvenglove
Ta Beth, prob can't mention the charity. Yer i was always a 10ker and stepped it up this year. doing 4 halfs and a 2 marathons. I'll be stick bact to 10k's and the occasional half. 26.2 miles is just 2 much! I'm doing 110.3 miles for the charity so it should be good. I've raised over 2k so i've reached the target (which is a worry in it's self)

i am looking to run a marathon one day and i hope to run the London marathon one day. Do you have any tips of an beginer on how to get into running. Please no one respond with put your right leg in front of left leg quickly.... lol
1 Like #11
start of with daily runs/jogs, working your way up to longer and more difficult treks!

p.s Good Luck Ovenglove!


Edited By: ham82 on Apr 08, 2011 11:12
#12
bossyboots
Good luck OvenGlove. I would love to do a marathon but think being realistic I would only be able to manage a half marathon. I bet the atmosphere will be absolutely amazing - best of luck and post up pics when your toe nails have fallen off X)


I started a few years ago, running 10k's only then trying to build it up. You could do it quicker but I this it'salso important to enjoy yourself! I'll also be honest and say that 10k's and half marathons are kinda fun but the training i've done for the marathon and the amount of running has left me not enjoying it! It'd a pretty lonly activity if i'm being honest!
#13
http://www.funny-games.biz/images/pictures/1476-funny-marathon-pic.jpg
#14
Hats off to you, sure the adrenalin will get you through on the day.
I want to do a marathon next year. I'm going to be doing a couple of half marathons this summer, but as I've upped my mileage to 10 miles plus, I suffer once i've finished by feeling nauseous. Feel fine at first, then after showering start to feel really sick. Anyone know why this might be.
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Lefty
Hats off to you, sure the adrenalin will get you through on the day.
I want to do a marathon next year. I'm going to be doing a couple of half marathons this summer, but as I've upped my mileage to 10 miles plus, I suffer once i've finished by feeling nauseous. Feel fine at first, then after showering start to feel really sick. Anyone know why this might be.


Could be many things.......blood sugar, exhaustion, your body ridding itself of adrenaline, dehydration.
#16
Syzable
Lefty
Hats off to you, sure the adrenalin will get you through on the day.
I want to do a marathon next year. I'm going to be doing a couple of half marathons this summer, but as I've upped my mileage to 10 miles plus, I suffer once i've finished by feeling nauseous. Feel fine at first, then after showering start to feel really sick. Anyone know why this might be.

Could be many things.......blood sugar, exhaustion, your body ridding itself of adrenaline, dehydration.

It's really important if your running for more than an hour that you take on water and food (carb gels etc) your an engine, you need water to cool the system and you need energey so you can motor!. If you are doing a 10 mile run, it's also very important to eat properly the day before (say a good pasta / carb meal) You'll be suprised how much energy it gives you! i gurantee that your will enjoy your run more because you have a energy in the system to burn. This is the mistake I made. I signed up for half marathons as a means to loose weight, I didn;t eat enought before running, i didn't feel happy when running (because I had no energy) and i felt a mess after! after a big run if you find your legs are sore later that day or the day after it's because of the Lactic Acid build up in your muscle. After a run, lie on your back and put your feet in the air and air cycle, for about 3 - 5 mins. It makes a massive difference.

I had a god run at the weekend so thats it now just going to eat well this week and enjoy the day as much as possible.

Wooooooooooo
banned 1 Like #17
Running a marathon is easy - you start running and then about 27 miles later you stop.

And then you don't tell anyone about it. No-one cares that you ran a marathon. They'll pretend they do, but secretly they hate you.
#18
never gone that far ...

I've done the Leeds half marathon, and the Great North Run and found them pretty good. Doing the GNR again this year - got in throught the Daily Mirror ballot so it's not so much of a strain having to find the sponsor money
#19
i did the Brighton marathon yesterday, good luck with the London, hope its not as hot as yesterday for you
#20
I'm always genuinely pleased when someone tells me they have run a marathon, it makes me feel a little bit more normal, and it, for most people, represents a real challenge both physically and mentally. If it's 'easy' maybe you arent pushing hard enough - it's just you vs the clock if that's the way you like it ;)
FilthAndFurry
Running a marathon is easy - you start running and then about 27 miles later you stop.

And then you don't tell anyone about it. No-one cares that you ran a marathon. They'll pretend they do, but secretly they hate you.



Edited By: dt_matthews on Apr 11, 2011 13:38
#21
If the charity that you are running for are doing a pasta party, it's well worth attending and also attend the after race party, I couldn't believe how much food I ate after running the marathon, a sports massage is also a must after your run. Always except a drink, don't forget the vasaline, get up early and have a good breakfast, I got for wholemeal toast lots of butter and honey. Set your time and work out your time per mile and just focus on one mile at a time. The start is very crowded, i found it hard to run at a slower pace than I was used to, I managed to run at my race speed by about 5 miles. Wear clothes that you have ran in before. It's a great day out and you will enjoy it. If you have been running half marathons with ease you won't have too many problems, I managed to run 15 mile about 5 times and one 20 mile before my first marathon, a couple of light runs early at the beginning of the last week and nothing on the last couple of days. Good luck and enjoy. What time you looking at?
#22
I loved doing the GNR - if not just for the Jelly Baby stop halfway through ... thousands of jelly babies littered the streets ... :D
#23
Thanks for the tips solarface. I'll deffo be eating a lot on the build up to race day :)

Archangel111 i did the GNR last year. I know the exact point you mean. The big Bupa area and buckes and buckets of jellie babies! I zig zagged and munched loads of them! I'm going it again this year!
1 Like #24
FilthAndFurry
Running a marathon is easy - you start running and then about 27 miles later you stop.

And then you don't tell anyone about it. No-one cares that you ran a marathon. They'll pretend they do, but secretly they hate you.

what a lovely fella you are!
#25
arcangel111
I loved doing the GNR - if not just for the Jelly Baby stop halfway through ... thousands of jelly babies littered the streets ... :D

TheOvenglove
Thanks for the tips solarface. I'll deffo be eating a lot on the build up to race day :)

Archangel111 i did the GNR last year. I know the exact point you mean. The big Bupa area and buckes and buckets of jellie babies! I zig zagged and munched loads of them! I'm going it again this year!


Seems like a lot of effort for some jelly babies. If you're that desperate I know someone that imports them. Top quality Columbian 100% pure.Very exclusive even Madonna doesn't know about these.

Edited By: dontasciime on Apr 11, 2011 16:38
#26
I took flapjacks and fluids to scoff from breakfast time to the start of the race, i was a couple of hours from checking out of the hotel and starting the run. Loads of people hand out drinks, sweets and fruit along the route, do be selective, I grabbed a twix ( after month of no chocolate), bad mistake in glued my mouth together, not the best thing to do whilst running.
#27
Thanks for the advice. I think my problem is not stocking up on calories pre run, and not eating soon enough after. Great for weight loss, but not good for enjoying running.

It seems a much more complicated activity once you are running for 1 hr 30 and above.

Edited By: Lefty on Apr 11, 2011 23:21
#28
I remember attacking a tin of condensed milk before one london marathon, surprisingly I didnt totally boink from a fleeting sugar rush and crash, actually I felt fairly pretty good for most of the race - that probably just illustrates how much i love condensed milk tho' ;)
#29
seriously tho', try not to eat anything too radically different to what your used to else you might have it re-acquaint itself after you start running... (if your'e worried about feeling full you can get plenty of 'energy fixes' from gels and drinks if you cant face eating that much...)
#30
Good luck today! Hope you do well x
#31
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#32
how did you do today? :)
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A lot worse than expected..

I was feeling Ok till about 18 miles then Dale Winton shouted "BRING ON THE WALL"

So from 19 - 26 i was in agony! It was really hot and ended up completing at 4:37:56.

Really dissapointing because i've been running half marathones at about 1:45. but at least I managed to complete, there were a lot of casualties and it's really really sad to see that. On a plus side though the support was overwhelming and if it wasn;t for that I would have probably stopped at 22!

If you were there at the weekend and supported people then thank you!

apart from all that, great day, great experience but never want to do one again!
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well done for finishing! Dont worry about taking longer than expected. Just because you can run a half marathon in less time doesnt mean that if you were to plot your time against miles you would have a linear response. You need to factor in heat, exhaustion as well as other factors. Dont get caught up on time, the real satisfaction is that you finished what you started!

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