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Condo131 Registered User
#751

The_Dazzler said:
Hey guys. I am freaking out. ............ one of my runners disintegrated............... I know I have to buy new runners but what read that you should do at least 50 miles in your new runners before the race. Will it be a problem having only 5 or 6 miles done in them before the race?


Well.....Be thankful it didn't happen on Monday next!!!

Get your shoes...wear them literally 24/7 between now and Sunday night give them an overnight rest and hope for the best. You really need to get your feet to 'bed in' in the shoes and also to ensue that you aren't rubbing on any stitching.

You really should have been looking at your shoes before now! otoh, new shoes are, subject to all previous advice, better than any favourite, super, clapped out ones.

sideswipe Registered User
#752

The_Dazzler said:
Hey guys. I am freaking out. Went for a 3 mile run there and one of my runners disintegrated. Basically the sole is hanging off it now. What should I do? I know I have to buy new runners but what read that you should do at least 50 miles in your new runners before the race. Will it be a problem having only 5 or 6 miles done in them before the race?

Similar situation caused by a bored dog for me last week! here's the thread with some pretty good tips, as mentioned above wear new ones as mush as possible, I'm sitting here now with shiny new runners on, don't really go well with suit trousers though!
Good luck.

ElectraX Registered User
#753

Not sure if this has been posted already, but useful course video to familiarise you with the roads!Makes you realise how long it actually is

http://dublinmarathon.ie/general_course.php

#754

The_Dazzler said:
Hey guys. I am freaking out. Went for a 3 mile run there and one of my runners disintegrated. Basically the sole is hanging off it now. What should I do? I know I have to buy new runners but what read that you should do at least 50 miles in your new runners before the race. Will it be a problem having only 5 or 6 miles done in them before the race?


Buy the same brand/size again. Don't worry about it.

EDIT: I should say, there isn't much you can do so its a waste of energy worrying about it. I don't think you'll have a problem so long as the shoes aren't tight fitting. If so maybe get an extra half size? All the best.

EDIT EDIT: didn't see others replied.

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BarneyMc Registered User
#755

I'll be travelling down the M1 and want to park as close to the start line as possible (I'll be running so it's not a drop off). Does anyone know if there is a handy car park near by? Thanks!

Jimh Registered User
#756

BarneyMc said:
I'll be travelling down the M1 and want to park as close to the start line as possible (I'll be running so it's not a drop off). Does anyone know if there is a handy car park near by? Thanks!

I am planning to cross the river at custom house quay and turn left on the south quays and follow the road round to Lombard street and park in one of the parking bays there. If you want a Car park then the Setanta Car Park or Stephen's Green are nearest but I don't know how accessible they will be with the Road restrictions

seanin4711 Registered User
#757

was on dcm website but not there anymore(or else i am blind!)
cheers
john

Condo131 Registered User
#758

The Course Map is HERE

robinph Moderator
#759

There did use to be a more detailed one of the start finish area as well from what I recall, showed the direction that you should be approaching on foot to get to the bag drop, and where you get out of the course at the end etc.

IronTractorBoy Registered User
#760

I think the map course and detailed start was one of the back pages in the magazine you get at the expo.

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BrokenMan Registered User
#761

I don't know I'm pretty sure I saw it somewhere last year online. I definitely wouldn't have seen it in the magazine as I wasnt running

Jimh Registered User
#762
robinph Moderator
#763

That is some fancy weather widget RTE have gone and spent some money on there. It's doing IP checking as well 'cos it knew I wasn't in Dublin.

Looks chuffing cold though for Monday morning.

Bez Bing Registered User
#764

Just saw the itinerary for the weekend has been put up on the official website:
http://dublinmarathon.ie/DublinMarathon2010-WhatsOnTimetable.pdf

Getting close now ladies and gents

robinph Moderator
#765

Bez Bing said:
Just saw the itinerary for the weekend has been put up on the official website:
http://dublinmarathon.ie/DublinMarathon2010-WhatsOnTimetable.pdf

Getting close now ladies and gents


My aim is to make it back to Merrion Square in plenty of time for the prize giving.

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