Preparing for a marathon from scratch, in 22 weeks.
be easy to spot though Steph! all best tomorrow
Booktrunk, have a fantastic time you truly are inspirational.
PS. am looking forward to reading a mammoth race review
You may have already set off. But have a great time you both deserve it. Plus your celebraterly steak afterwards.
Its frosty outside, but i will still go for my run, see what your inspiration is doing to me. I'm wanting to run, and not go for a beer lol.
Yes we want to hear all about it.
Brilliant result Steph!
A few days off for you now then training programme for your ultra to follow!
Thought the event was really well organised, lovely route for the half and looking forward to your commentary on the full.
Looking forward to pics when they are uploaded and once again, fab result, and very well deserved!
Race time for me was 2.12, OH did 1.41 (he's only done a 10k before so I think he'll now be bitten by the racing bug!) Happy enough for a couple of vets - and I don't mean animal doctors!
Sinbad, thanks for the good luck wishes, glad all going well for you and training coming on. (by the way, hows the boat coming on?)
booktrunk wrote (see)
I BLOODY WELL DID IT 5h 30m Just had a hot dog, chilli fries, atomic onion rings, a. Banana and peanut butter milkshake, followed by a mint milkshake
When's the next one?
I BLOODY WELL DID IT 5h 30m
Fantastic!!! Congratulations!!! Three cheers for Steph ... !!!
I've got my times through.
Total Race Time 5:36:00
My Chip Time so basically my race time, from when I went through the start: 5:30:22
ARRRRRGH would have loved 23 seconds quicker But it just leaves me something to aim for in my next race.
I have to clearly thank asics.co.uk
I have done my whole plan from 0 to marathon in one plan. I set it up initially saying that I could not run 20 minutes non stop. That was the lowest setting possible. At the end of the plan it said my estimated marathon time would be 5:38 and i beat that by almost 8 minutes So yes i'm over the bloody moon, and i'm in the marathon runners club
Slow.... but there.
Oh..... I and nearly everyone at the race was completely put to shame by a woman who came in about 10 minutes behind me, It was her 290th YES 290th Marathon, and she did two last weekend!! Now that is bloody HARDCORE.
Booktrunk fabulous news and well done to you
Enjoy your recovery period which is just as important as the actual training, especially as you have signed up for a really tough ultra!!
Well done Booktrunk - it was great to read your progress over the weeks, and now you are a Marathon Runner. Take it eas this week. Gentle exercise such as walking will help with the recovery. But for now, time to spoil yourself with some guilt free goodies.
I'm so happy for you. I was thinking of you at the weekend and wondering how you were getting on. It's been great to read this from start to finish and led me to sign up for a 10K next year. I never even dreamed I'd be able to run 5k as I have lung disease but yesterday I did it for the first time (with a few walk breaks). As long as I can have a quarter of your determination I'm sure I'll make it.
Now enjoy the glory!
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