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London Marathon 2018

I can’t brlieve I didn’t know about this page until now.

I started C25K in October 2017 after I’d found out that I’d been accepted for The London Marathon. At that point I couldn’t run for more than 1 minute. Initially I ran outside but then due to dark mornings/ night I joined a local gym to ensure I could keep up with My ASICS training plan.Apart from a 2 week enforced break due to illness I’ve trained 4 times a week since October.

At the moment I’m did my long run yesterday which was 8.5 miles. I’m not very fast but my only aim is to finish before 6 pm to get my finishers medal.

Just starting to play about with energy gels and bars so that I fuel correctly on long runs.

Any advice on anything Marathon related I will read with interest

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Welcome! I think there are four of us here who are also training for London. Running four times a week, I think you'll finish long before 6! I did my first marathon at Christmas (a very low-key affair), and cubes of cheese worked really well for me. I got pretty sick of the gels and jelly babies during the first half of the race.

Anyway, I'm going to the Meet the Expert events in London this weekend, and hope to get more detailed information about what nutrition they'll have at the drinks stations, which I'll be happy to share here.

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Looking forward to hearing about this, CP!

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My Xmas present from hubby!

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looking forward to your report :-)

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and me!

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Oh I look forward to hearing about your trip. Would have loved to have gone but just too expensive as I live in north east

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I suspect I live further North than you. 😜 But I get your point.

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😂😂😂 ok my hubby never thought of this x

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Hello :)

I'm another one who will be running the London Marathon. Looks to me as though you've got everything in hand so far, testing out food on your training runs is a good idea. I used a MyAsics plan for the Brighton Marathon last year and I think it prepared me well. I'm doing something different this time because I'm training for an ultramarathon as well.

Good luck and have fun!

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Wow an ultra 😫

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I'm in too! Well done!

How did you get your place?

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One of the lucky ones - through the ballot 😃🏅🏃🏼‍♀️

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