My First Marathon

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I watched a guy last night on you-tube. He trained for 4 months, ran 600km in that time... it took him 9 hours, and he lost 5Kg during the race.

I've trained for about 5 months, ran about 200km (and around 10km vertically!).
I have actually gained around 5Kg during training, mostly in leg, core and arm muscles. I don't really want to loose that!

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Good luck! Still think you're mental!
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Last 10km warm up run done yesterday- It was hot but it felt pretty good.

I've acquired a small nagging pain in the heel due to the hill work but I will survive. Just relaxing and resting now. Might get a massage before I go - balls are not showing too many signs of distress so will have to get her to focus on the calves.

Travel to China on Thursday - race on Sunday. quite excited.
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...Might get a massage before I go - balls are not showing too many signs of distress...
Not quite where I thought that sentence was going to go then
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you DO know thats a doctored picture right?
i.e. its not real
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you DO know thats a doctored picture right?
i.e. its not real
Yep. With all the steriods he's taken that posing pouch woudn't be anywhere NEAR that size.
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All done. Thank you to everyone who has supported, it was very much appreciated.

Mental event. Not overly happy with my performance (still in the top half though) and have committed to myself to do it again next year.

My training partner came second - he was brilliant.

Some of the best views I have ever seen in my life, the weather was beautiful and no pollution in Beijing this week.

Genuinely loved every minute of the event. I highly recommend it to anyone who is feeling insane.

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All done. Thank you to everyone who has supported, it was very much appreciated.

Mental event. Not overly happy with my performance (still in the top half though) and have committed to myself to do it again next year.

My training partner came second - he was brilliant.

Some of the best views I have ever seen in my life, the weather was beautiful and no pollution in Beijing this week.

Genuinely loved every minute of the event. I highly recommend it to anyone who is feeling insane.
Wow, many congratulations. No damaged parts? Just knackered ones? I think top half given that was your first was pretty bloody brilliant but what do I know.
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All done. Thank you to everyone who has supported, it was very much appreciated.

Mental event. Not overly happy with my performance (still in the top half though) and have committed to myself to do it again next year.

My training partner came second - he was brilliant.

Some of the best views I have ever seen in my life, the weather was beautiful and no pollution in Beijing this week.

Genuinely loved every minute of the event. I highly recommend it to anyone who is feeling insane.
Good one ya mate! well done!
Your training partner came in second??? ffs who were you training with?
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Wow, many congratulations. No damaged parts? Just knackered ones? I think top half given that was your first was pretty bloody brilliant but what do I know.
Thanks! Nothing injured.

One guy broke his leg and I saw a few bleeding knees but I was ok.


Your training partner came in second??? ffs who were you training with?
Yep - a lawyer here! It was also his first marathon... but he is an incredible and natural athlete. He came in the top 10 on a race in RAK the other day despite getting lost and running 3 more miles than everyone else.

It's probably worth noting that the standard of runner is much lower than say an elite category runner in Boston, NY or London. That said, the guy that won it was on his 20th adventure race and organises them professionally.
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Well done mate, cracking effort and nice to see you've raised a good chunk of cash. Top work.
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All done. Thank you to everyone who has supported, it was very much appreciated.

Mental event. Not overly happy with my performance (still in the top half though) and have committed to myself to do it again next year.

My training partner came second - he was brilliant.

Some of the best views I have ever seen in my life, the weather was beautiful and no pollution in Beijing this week.

Genuinely loved every minute of the event. I highly recommend it to anyone who is feeling insane.
Mentals, but really good going!

No photo's of the adventures?
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Props, bro.
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Seriously impressed! That course is mental - I watched a video by someone who ran it - huge kudos to you!

Well done that man.



Are you in this vid? (You don't have to identify yourself)


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Mentals but well done you.

I've recommended this to MrBEVS
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