Na, not horror or fear.... honest.
Hopefully you'll just be able to cheer (and point and laugh) from the side lines and you wont have to do any CPR!!!
I'm not sure what shoes to wear for it tho as i've never done anything like it before.
I think i might get some XC spikes off of eBay
Wellington boots would probably be more practical
I think it will be a really good day, but I believe parking can be a problem.
The is a few of us going so we are sharing a car.
We have dared our friend to run it in pink leg warmers and sweat band, but he didn't seem to impressed by that. ..........................as this is a race for really men and woman.
I think you all just want to roll around in mud and get dirty.
Hi, just been reading this thread. So interesting! Happy I came across it.
Well done to all of you in GNR. Really impressed you kept going. The discipline and motivation is so inspiring. I was reading Redpanda's initial post back in July. Wow, you've come soooo far. WELL DONE! You've totally inspired me and made me determined NOT TO GIVE UP.
I've always had problems sticking to running. I tend to get overly-excited and over-train for 2-4 weeks leading to boredom and injuries and then take 1-2 weeks off training meaning I have to start all over again....very de-motivating.
I was suppose to be doing the Kingston 8.2mile run this Sunday but of course I've gone totally off track. I'd been training for 2 weeks after a 2 week break and decided to sign up (last Fri) to give me a push but it was too much too soon and I'm left burnt out with a cold and an injured leg.
I am taking on all your advice. Good to hear I am not alone in these highs and lows. Despite this setback, I have signed up for Reading half and have asked all my colleagues and family to push me to run, continue pilates to prevent injuries and stay away from cakes and biscuits....
Cheers guys for the push! NEVER QUIT!
Simon - you came back from the nearly dead! We were worried about you mate!
So, yes, of course, up for doing it next year, but having suffered a mild asthma attack at mile 10 REALLY have to commit to the dr's (I know said I would go about 10 weeks ago! The evidence is on here so it's my own fault)
Thinking of doing a festive 5 k in december to get the confidence back (and to dress up as rudolf and run towards a table full of mulled wine of course!)
Hope everyone is well.
Hi everyone, long time no speak! Well done with your GNR times! I would've loved to have done it but I missed the entry date. Really want to do it next year though, does anyone know when it opens for entry?
I'm not enjoying this winter running lark, got soaked yesterday and everytime I took a step I could feel my trainers squelching, nice!
I'm on FB (Debbie Bowker) , same pic as on here so you'll now its me.
Not great from me to be honest! I have really let it slip, with the weather and dark nights etc...but I also have a sore hip that hurts when I run, so can't really do too much anyway. Oh well, we shall see! Hope everyone else is ok??
Gosh we are all in the wars, had flu just over two weeks ago and i'm still recovering.
its really stop me from doing any decent runs, got to try and get back out and get the mileage up because as soon as christmas is over serious training for Paris starts. God help me
hey guys.. i havent been on here for a while... i have been totally demotivated! (again).. thats why i'm reading this thread again!
i av just signed up for a 5k santa dash for 7th dec so that shud be fun!
this freezing cold weather doesnt help tho does it?
Hi everyone. No Super plod, it does not!..I hate this weather, big time!
Are you doing Paris marathon posh paws? I can't remember if I knew this and forgot, or did not know? Either way, joing the paris forum!
LOL, no Redpanda i'm not doing Paris marathon, I'm doing Paris half but hats off to you if you are. a full marathon is just a bit beyond me at the moment, may think about Dublin at the end of the year.
Is any one on the Paris forum doing the half ?
I am not sure, I think the Paris forum folks are only doing the full marathon. When is the half? Yep, I am wondering if I have bitten off a lot more than I can chew, but I am going to give it a good go. I start the training plan on Monday, and am a bit dubious about some of the long runs...18 and 20 miles etc, which sound terribly daunting, but must be done....I will be in tears by the end of a 20 mile run I think!!
Good luck to you!
The half marathon is 1st weekend in March, I'm sure you will be fine as you say just keep at the training, best of luck
I'll keep an eye out for your posts to see how your getting on.
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