From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Preparing for a marathon from scratch, in 22 weeks.

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05/05/2013 at 12:25

Cool, carm, collected... Not nervous, not nervous/excited...


AAAAARGH!!!!!!! Hurry up and get here tomorrow morning!

05/05/2013 at 14:04

lol Steph, you almost had me believing you then Hope you have a decent evening with plenty of carbs and a good sleep ready for tomorrow - am expecting a full review by teatime btw.

05/05/2013 at 14:18

As long as I'm not still running / walking then 

05/05/2013 at 18:14

All best for tomorrow Steph! I think the pink hair should now be your marathon "signature".

hope you have a great big steak in the fridg for your post race feast!

05/05/2013 at 18:29

Yes. But we finish 200m from a KFC and some work colleagues might be there... Might be lazy and take everyone there and get two or three buckets. then steak later or on Tuesday. 

05/05/2013 at 18:30

Jen: yes I agree  pink hair is my marathon sig now

Edited: 05/05/2013 at 22:49
05/05/2013 at 22:50

Night xx see you on the flip side, I'll try to post an update post mara.

05/05/2013 at 23:26

Hey Steph, thought you'd have been tucked up long ago! Best of luck for tomorrow (not that you need luck) and catch you post race

06/05/2013 at 09:55

Good luck - looking warm out there!  Looking forward to your report - enjoy the KFC!

06/05/2013 at 14:55

Can't be too long until Steph crosses the line now - hopefully the heat isn't too bad and it is going well - I've had to have a cold shower and lie down after gardening for a couple of hours it was so hot for me.  I'd imagine a marathon in this heat will add a good 10%+ to the time.  Just to get out and run in this unexpected heat is impressive, I'm hiding until later this evening to venture out!

06/05/2013 at 16:12

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HURRAH bloody hot but I did it!!!!

chip time exactly the same as my Garmin.

4 hours 56 minutes 13 seconds chip and garmin time.

clock time 5:01:15 but took 5m to get through the start line.


Edited: 06/05/2013 at 16:16
06/05/2013 at 16:19

only caught the tail end of this thread but let me say congratulations to you Booktrunk

for all the work you have put in in order to complete the distance.  I hope you are proud of yourself i bet all your family are.

06/05/2013 at 16:21

Yes!  Very impressive considering the temps.  Congratulations

06/05/2013 at 18:10

Tea for tonight.... Two sirloin steaks, chips n mushrooms


thanks Daeve. I even screwed up and took but forgot to put on Vaseline or sun tan lotion.... Bit of a failure. Legs are a bit rubbed from where I poured a couple of bottles of water over myself, and going to be lobster red tomorrow. 

Edited: 06/05/2013 at 18:12
06/05/2013 at 19:34
06/05/2013 at 19:50

CONGRATULATIONS STEPH! and nicely under the 5 hour mark as well Enjoty the steak(s).

06/05/2013 at 20:20

Wey heh Steph!! Wel done you! So happy to hear it went so well and in very  warm conditions  too.

hope you have enjoyed your steaks and I can ony hope I can get close to what you have achieved- big up you!!!

06/05/2013 at 20:32



i'm so excited... Just cannot stop grinning. 

06/05/2013 at 22:42

Nice one Steph. I set foot in mcDonalds for the 1st time in years after the race. I was starving. Quite fancy a couple of sirloin steaks now.

06/05/2013 at 22:59

Hiya Also-Run i also got chicken strips in KFC hehe as well as having the two steaks for tea... Decided to be very literal in my experimenting with eating to help the muscles repair. 

Night xxx need to curls up and get some sleep now.

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