The Great South Run and Beyond by hfry


I have been running for a number of years now and this will be the third year in the Great South Run. I am hoping to start to increase the speed of my...

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Started: 21 Sep 2011

Last post: 24 Mar 2015

  • Getting closer now


    Mar24201510:07 a.m.

    Sunday was a lovely sunny day and I enjoyed my 19 mile run. The run itself was pretty comfortable as I haven previously said I have settled on a walk/ run strategy and this has made the runs a lot easier.

    So far I am suffering with nothing more than a few small aches, so all good. I guess the fact I feel good afterwards shows I am probably taking the long runs a bit too gently.

    I am now starting to think about the actual day of the Marathon as it is starting to feel quite close. Although I have run half marathons with no walk breaks I think I have decided to do the Marathon as walk/run from the start with the hope that at 20 miles I will still be feeling good and then can play it be ear from there.

    This week is a step back week with a 12 miler at the weekend, then easter weekend is the big 20 miles.


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    • hollywooddave '19 miles ticked off! great going! run/walk sounds like a great plan!! ' added 24th Mar 2015

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    • bevlar 'Well done on the 19 miles & good luck with the 20 at Easter :-)' added 24th Mar 2015

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    • Rob_Barber 'I think that sounds like a great plan too' added 24th Mar 2015

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    • DavidHaworth1965 'Great to read it is going so well, sometimes we do just feel good after a run, and that's ok! I like the sound of your plan, should mean no 'wall' for you and you can properly enjoy a wonderful day. Also see Jim Gloshawk's recent post; the walk run strategy can be pretty nippy! Happy running!' added 24th Mar 2015

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    • Nick 'Walk/run is a pretty sensible strategy. It certainly beats running until you're forced to stop!' added 25th Mar 2015

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