Preparing for a marathon from scratch, in 22 weeks.
Feels great when you lose so much weight you're proud enough to show your body, doesn't it?
Yes. It is isn't it. Really feel like i've got somewhere
Slightly sad, but in a positive way, emailed and cancelled my participation in the Lakeland 50. Even If I started running today I've missed a month and just cannot get my oomph together to do the training for that it's not even a flat ultra it's mountainous. So swallowed my pride and getting a refund. Doesn't mean I'm not running just that I have to be realistic after my not doing anything for a month, and not sure when I'll start again. Be it this weekend or another two or three weeks.
well done booktrunk im sure you will get into the swing of it next year.
do think a name change is in order though!!
maybe boobtrunk hehe
Nice one - your speed has really come on. I've done nothing since the marathon in Oct - went out today for 8.75 miles but it was really slow (trying 3 months of HR training before starting a 12 week HM plan) to keep under 140 bpm. 1 h 42 (11:40 min/miles) which felt easy but HR said otherwise - this after a 8.08 min/mile GNR in Sept - oh how I wish I'd kept ticking over! Half in May, GNR and Berlin Marathon this year. When it feels hard to motivate myself, I re-read your thread from the start and then went out and ran.
Glad to hear you and the twins are well! and that youre getting back into your training!
I had to lay off in December as knackered ankle but seems ok now - hope everyone else that has been following your thread has come to the New Year ready for plans discussed/ hoped for last year.
Did you get round to entering Loughbourough half? Im looking forward to it and must get round to entering Ashby 20 - its the hoody and cheese cob that beckons!
Hi, well done on keeping up the running through the bad weather - I gave it a go but over on my arse before mile 2! (Figured better to do something than nothing,so got the Nell McAndrew Recharged DVD (and enjoyed it )
Bad weather also stopped me getting to Parkrun ( at Conkers) which I've given a try after so much positive comment on the forums, Can't recommend it enough if you fancy giving it a go. Never thought I'd turn into such a stats addict!
Shame you had to withdraw from the ultra, but with good reason it seems, (both of them!) have you had a look at Ladybower? Apart from the 50, they also have a 20 and 35 mile option and as it's end of Sept, I'd like to consider training up for the 35 distance and then after, well, lets see how it goes!
Anyway, back to some sort of routine now as got Ashby 20 mid March and Loughborough just after - you gone for it yet?
Anyway all best to you and fellow thread followers!
No... not gone for loughborough yet, spent the money signing up for the great midlands run in June, so going to have to wait until 21st feb (pay day) and hope not full.
Managed to slog through 16km yesterday (Sunday) which was good, 9k to begin on road then 3k through very slippery muddy fields, and 4k along a toepath full of fishermen and I did this in 1h 55m didn't feel to out of breath or anything really controlled. Still stuck weight wise at my 10 stone hump can get below it for 2 or 3 days but always back at 10 or 10.05lbs at weigh in day. Oh well!! But the annoying thing i want to get rid of diet wise is my tummy and that's just going slowly with the running even though i'm not physically gettting any smaller.
I mean to say and forgot above looking on my.asics.co.uk i'm upto a grand total of 799.4km since I started last May. hehe .6 km to hit my first 800 km.
Well that got me thinking about finally registering my Garmin...887 km, but that's since last March, when I got the garmin and when I was trying to train half decently for last VLM. And have slowed down since last Nov/ Dec. Just been getting back into it now for both my events in March. So impressed with where you are and sure you will crack 1000 in a year!
Once again, great thread Steph. Why bothered about 10 stone - seems like a pretty healthy weight (unless you're about 4'6"!)
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