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« on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 08:20:41 »

As someone who is not adverse to a little exercise (and actually quite enjoys it!), I thought I'd start a runners thread. I appreciate its not everyones cup of tea, but I'm aware that some of you have run in events such as marathons and half marathons.

I'm due to run the London marathon next month and although a little late to incorperate any training tips, does anyone have any experiences of the day they'd like to share or things to watch out for?

Also I was looking at getting a reasonable pair of sports headphones to listen to my music as I go round, any recommendations?
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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 09:03:26 »

As you said itís a little late for training advice but make sure you taper off well before the big day and rest up - better to under train at this stage than over train.

Nutrition is the key - make sure you know what you can and have to drink/eat and have practice runs using these food/drinks to make sure you donít take something thats likely to upset set you. I once had to change energy gels on the day of a race and ended up being sick in someoneís front garden.

Also have a sports massage a week before.
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 09:06:37 »

Can you get someone to wear an "Eric" mask and chase after you?
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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 09:49:44 »

Biggest tip I have is keep to your planed pace, It is 2 easy to rush out and get caught up in the whole atmosphere, then go out to fast. I ran a sub 2 half then completely blew up and ended up running 4.50.

Other tips

Bin bag to keep you warm at the start
Like brewster said keep to the same energy gels you trained with

If you have trained with music stick with it but I would advise not wearing headphone and enjoy the support it really is special.
If you can write your name in big letter on your tee shirt/vest when you are struggling around at 20 plus miles it is great to hear people call you by name.
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and Enjoy the day
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 09:54:48 »

Names you could put on your shirt :

NAD - so people shout Go Nad
My Face - come on
My Tits

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« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 10:09:43 »

 Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 13:36:33 »

Good advice. Thanks

Does anyone have any recommendations for headphones?
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« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 13:40:46 »

Good advice. Thanks

Does anyone have any recommendations for headphones?

The ones that wrap around your lugs would most suit
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« Reply #8 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 13:53:27 »

The ones that wrap around your lugs would most suit

Agreed. I have tried loads of headphones and I think I must have Shrek like ears cos none really fit well unless I wear a hat.

Go for somethng that comes with variable size fittings that way you have a better chance of the staying in - these tend to JVC, Phillips and Sony - like http://www.johnlewis.com/231010919/Product.aspx

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« Reply #9 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 14:00:03 »

I don't think this thread has got the legs, but it could run and run.
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« Reply #10 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 15:09:45 »

Sennheiser do a great set of sports-specific wrap-around headphones for around 20 quid. I've bought a couple pairs over the years and i'd heartily recommend them. Used them for a good few hours of running at a time with no probs at all and decent sound quality. Check Amazon out for them.
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« Reply #11 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 16:39:45 »

Same as WR5 really. Get to a pace you're happy with and stick to it. I brought a watch which told me my average mile time! It gives you an indication on what your finish time will be as well.

Good Luck!!!
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« Reply #12 on: Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 18:38:39 »

The Sennheiser PMX80 are excellent. Fit well and have very good sound quality. Pretty cheap too- about £20-25.
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« Reply #13 on: Monday, April 2, 2012, 14:16:53 »

I ran 2 miles in just over 18 mins yesterday.


I have no idea whether this is good or not. but i'm pretty happy.

also didn't get stabbed on the streets of Swindon, so another plus...
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« Reply #14 on: Monday, April 2, 2012, 14:38:30 »

Take some speed before you run the marathon. Cheesy
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