Milton Keynes Marathon - Bank Holiday Monday

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May 2015
11:21am, 6 May 2015
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hurricanehamlyn
I managed to apply sunscreen so although I have a "healthy glow" am not suffering too much. My quads and the arches of my feet however....
May 2015
11:31am, 6 May 2015
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Badger
I'm a bit pink around the shoulders, but I put enough sunblock on that I can see it but not feel it. The calves are grumbling a bit - I got bad cramps in them after walking back to the hotel. Other than that, pretty good, not having any trouble with stairs or anything. Mind you I haven't tried running again yet!
May 2015
11:50am, 6 May 2015
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Funky Chicken
Sounds like people are in not to bad condition overall! I really must remember sunscreen for any future race of this length in particular.

Might try a gentle jog on Sunday at the earliest - definitely nothing before then.
May 2015
12:45pm, 6 May 2015
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becca7
Legs aren't too bad but I took it easy at MK. I did a little recovery run yesterday. My Factor 50 served me well too.
May 2015
1:09pm, 6 May 2015
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Hills of Death (HOD)
There is nothing I've heard that makes me want to enter this race
May 2015
2:28pm, 6 May 2015
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officebased
With a name like HOD you would love this race. My legs are still complaining about the slopes/inclines/hills, all I know it wasnt what I call flat
May 2015
4:12pm, 6 May 2015
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Tim of MK
My quads are very sore and my calves and ankles tight. Also, I've periods when I just feel generally 'weak'. But not as bad as Tuesday. I may try a gentle 2 or 3 miles on Thursday, but I'll probably not do a proper training run until Sunday.

Pencilled in Chaps Chase #2 on evening of Wednesday13th. Entry on the day. Either one lap (5kms) or two laps (10kms) of Milton Keynes pretty (and flat) Caldecotte Lake. Intimate chip-timed FQ Events run. Really well organised. There's also Chicks races once a month.

Returning to the MK Marathon, I can't help thinking that they could design a course with fewer ups and downs. I did the MK Festival of Running 20 miler in March and, with the exception of the closing stretch, that seemed much flatter. Even a flat double-loop would be preferable to Monday's course.
May 2015
8:03pm, 6 May 2015
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Gym_Bunny
My legs are ok but my right shoulder is bizarrely painful. I'm not quite sure how I managed that! Maybe I tensed it up throughout the race. I certainly agree there were lots of inclines, and some nasty ones near the end which put paid to my sub-2:45 ambitions. But a race that begins and ends in the same place means the ups equal the downs!
May 2015
8:07pm, 6 May 2015
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Gym_Bunny
I thought the faffy 180s between 2 and 5 miles were unnecessary, and a little dangerous with steps and bollards. It's like they had a great 23 mile course and then dreamt up a way of extending it to 26! The point where the half marathoners carried on and the marathoners turned around was a little confusing too.
May 2015
8:10pm, 6 May 2015
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Gym_Bunny
I was pleasantly surprised that my Garmin measured me as going only 150m further than the official distance. For some races it's been way more than that! I did a 5K on an airfield in Stratford upon Avon which was 5.15 on my watch! That's 30 seconds.

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