I'm running the marathon for the first time just about to start training( yes I know I've left it late!)... Any hints and tips?.... Am I best o run longer but at a slower pace to start off with or shorter faster bursts?... Help!... Panicking now....
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I'm trying to do one hill run per week I'm struggling to get past the 7-8 mile mark at the minute read moreits so demoralising ... Have had two days off in a row.. Haven't had the best of diets .. Succumbed to a cadburys choc rabbit today !... Am going to attempt a 10 miler tomorrow .. Its just so freezing cold wet n windy doesn't inspire me to go outdoors !
I try to avoid hills but I have started doing 1 hill run a week! It's painful and burns but it's read morebest to be prepared I guess! Like you say, it's the mileage that counts so we have to just be proud to be even doing a marathon!
I'm so glad others are going through the same thing. That's annoying for you about the mix up. Maybe next year then!
Hi Claire, am doing my Brighton training but off plan with a cold last fortnight. I don't worry read moreabout pace at moment as think will always be slow. I tend to run at ten minute miles whatever distance (only ever done two half marathons) in a race, but eleven minute miles when I'm on my own. Perhaps we should try some horrid hills!
Hi Claire I am finding the same my pace is getting slower and slower! I entered the Brighton half by read moreaccident instead of Marathon! So won't be there but good luck and let me know how you get on. I think distance is the most important as you can work on pace by doing some shorter faster runs.
This is really helpful advice as I've started worrying about pace this week. Thank you.
Did 11 miles today was ok but scary how many more still need to do !
Cheers guy.. Still slogging on !... Road seems to get longer and longer...
Hey Emma! Im doing Brighton this year and it's my first marathon! I can run 3-5 miles at the read moremoment but haven't really been much of a runner! I'm doing the asics training plan which is great as you can download it as an app and helps to log your runs etc! :))
Hi I am doing Brighton for the second time this year. There is one long drag of a hill at read moreabout 7 miles apart from that its not too bad. Good luck with the training my training started properly this week.
Oh ok ill look that up... Thank you...
I'm using an edited version of the Hal Higdon beginner plan to also run my first marathon which is read morealso Brighton, so see you there! I'm currently running 3 x per week with 1 x X-training but trying to run 4 x a week with 1 x x-training session in.
Ps how many rest days per week ?
Thanks for all the comments.. Am up to 3.5 miles.. Was hard going today with the wind and rain.. read moreAnyone know if the brighton marathon is very hilly ?
I'll see you on the start line! Like everyone else has said, don't worry as there's still time to read morestart. Just get yourself sorted now and make sure you concentrate on increasing the mileage. Seems daunting at first, but once you get used to it you realise it's not so bad - the hardest part is all in your mind!
Hi emma no need to panic yet find yourself a marathon plan online,but remember the long slow run is read morewhat will get you up to distance.Don't worry about pace at all just run well within yourself and build the distance the pace will come with the consistent mileage,rest days are essential also as they allow the body to recover and build from all the miles you are putting in.Good luck and enjoy the race
Hi Emma , you're only a few days late in starting a 16 week training plan. Go online and Google for read morea training plan relative to what time you want to run the marathon in. Good luck :)
Thank you ... Will dust off my trainers in the morning...
Build it up slowly and gradually. At this stage you don't need to worry about any speed, it's all read moreabout building a base and getting the miles in.Probably a good idea to look at the asics marathon plans (or similar).Good luck, it's a lovely race!