OK I think what I'm going through is "normal"
I'm having a pre-marathon.. PANIC!!
I haven't hit the button yet - but picture how you'd feel if you suddenly came across me in the bath with my SPA SYDELL face mask on....
Yes you would find that sight a little scary, leading you to jump back with fear... and that's the feeling I've currently got about the prospect of running the London marathon!
I need advice (ok and help but that's something different). I've made it to 15miles on my training so far.... the race is just under 6 weeks away (that sounds better then it's 5 weeks this Sunday coming).
I managed 15miles 10 days ago... was aiming for 17 the weekend just gone but miscalculated my route and ended back home on 15.5 and didn't have the stomach (OK quads more like) for another 1.5miles.
I know I need to get a 20miler (or two) in.
Put I'm not sure how much more my quad muscles can take of all this pounding!! Talk about "ouchy" (as my two year old nephew would say!)
On the positive I think I've cracked the nutrition, seem to enjoy a gel at every 40-45mins, 50min interval is too long.
But I need to work on my hydration. I lost 1.2kgs on my long run on Sunday, it wasn't even that hot - and I did have 500ml of gatorade during my run! EK!
Advice - I need advice - AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!
I also need new quads - so if you have any spare that would be wonderful.
Maybe I shouldn't have done the 40miles on the bike Saturday, that probably didn't help.
I did manage an easy 3 miles recovery run today. Maybe this weekend I'll get closer to my goal. Aim for 17+miles and see what happens, obviously remembering to drink whilst on the run. At least this weekend my bike is guaranteed to be on Sunday as I have (foolishly) entered a sportive, although I think 60miles is certainly over ambitious, I suspect I may shorten to the 40mile option come the day!
In the meantime - you guys out there have run marathons... and if you haven't you know someone who has... I need any and every bit of advice as I'm sure lacking on the confidence front right now!!
May be a better thing to say is....
WHY AM I DOING THIS... AGGGHHHHH!?!