Should I stay or should I go? ..... leaving DF3 in the dust that is

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21/04/2013 at 16:20

I can't decide between my obligation to hang around and support df3 through his marathon attempt or whether I should leave him and concentrate on my own race.

21/04/2013 at 16:28

Run your own race Jindalee and meet David at the end. You've done all the training, it would be daft to waste it.

My OH (when he runs!) runs a bit faster than me and I'd never expect him to slow down on my account.

21/04/2013 at 16:36

Nah not really, he was running regularly last time we did a race together. He hasn't run in a long time now. And considering he's younger than me and only beat me by about 13 minutes I'd say he's the one who should be embarrassed

And my marathon time is better than his which is the most important thing

Edited: 21/04/2013 at 16:36
21/04/2013 at 16:36

Plus you don't want to have to listen to him bleating on all the way round making excuses as to why he isn't going to beat 4:30!

21/04/2013 at 17:12
Hi Scremapillar, tha'st true, I have been training since middle of December for this marathon but after my 20 miler I have a much better idea how hard the last 6.2 miles could be.... and for some reason I feel I should be there to support him and he couldn't train as he would have liked due to his injury. In HM I have no problem leaving him struggling behind me
21/04/2013 at 17:17
I can't beleive you need to ask. LEAVE HIM FOR DEAD.
21/04/2013 at 17:18
Hi xyloid, well THAT is a good point for leaving him. will probably hear enough excuses for the rest of the day anyway
21/04/2013 at 17:26
That's not a nice thing to say chloella. I won't be doing that!
seren nos    pirate
21/04/2013 at 17:30

He hadn't trained well before the marathon........

but definitely don't wait for him.unless you are worried about not finishing and you can use him as an excuse...

I would hate my OH to race with me unless that was what we planned when entering one.he has joined me on a couple of ultras and a night race......

but usually we race seperately

21/04/2013 at 17:34

Generally, struggling runners help each other, faster runners don't slow down - it's what happened with Sophie Raworth and Iwan Thomas today. She carried on and he found a couple of other blokes to run with.

Don't worry, he won't be on his own.

Edited: 21/04/2013 at 17:35
21/04/2013 at 17:36
Not nice? There's a reason Mr Chloella and I do not participate in the same sport at the same time...
21/04/2013 at 17:37
(we can'\t even play scrabble against each other without recriminations...)
seren nos    pirate
21/04/2013 at 17:42

when you get a warm day after months of training oi teh cold it causes havoc for some people.also London is a crap marathon to try and run well.......I would never ever try and race it.causes too much heartache and causes too many problems

21/04/2013 at 17:42

Stomach trouble Dave. I think he was expecting about 3.45.

Two newsreaders ran faster two Olympians.

Edited: 21/04/2013 at 17:47
21/04/2013 at 18:25

Knew a chap who was probably looking for about 2:35 and came out 2:52. Still a cracking time, but seems stomach troubles ruined him a bit too.

That's another reason to avoid marathons then!

Iwan Thomas is a game lad. Met him at the Great South Run last year. 10miles was probably way longer than he'd like, so over 2 1/2times must have been torture!

21/04/2013 at 18:53
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
seren nos wrote (see)

when you get a warm day after months of training oi teh cold it causes havoc for some people.

But if you trained in the gym rather than in single digit weather the whole time you dont really get this problem.

Oh dear, I havent found ANOTHER plus point for the gym rather than just relentlessly running outside in the miserable cold and rain just to prove youre hard LOL.


Or alternatively, running outside in all weathers because I enjoy it, find it preferable to the mind numbing, stifling boredom of gym running and love taking in my surroundings.  I was going to suggest that if you're doing all your training on a treadmill, you must be very easily entertained, then it occurred to me that you're constantly on here trying to wind people up, so definitely a dullard with a short attention span. 

Here's hoping conditions are kind to you if you're actually going to run a marathon, you're going to need all the good luck you can get.

21/04/2013 at 19:52

Which marathon are you doing DF?

21/04/2013 at 20:21

Actually David, you won't even hint at featuring in my thinking.  I suspect I'll be too busy enjoying a run outdoors, in the weather, regardless of what its doing.   

21/04/2013 at 20:32

 Hello,  my name is Tracy and  I am married to the fellow who goes by the name of Waccyracer.   He is also running the neolithic marathon . I noticed that his usual 10 and  20 mile runs this week have all been done with added intensity.  I think  he believes your  old man uses these forums just to gee up, insult and generally  be a bit mean to  people .   Tell me, is he that silly in real life?  

  You can check with RW to see if this post has been wrote by Mrs Waccy or not and if i am lying then i will pay  50 English pounds to the charity of your choice.

Oh i'd better  go back to this mornings thread and say sorry for saying your husband must have been dropped on his head when he was born .  Just an old Irish saying to account for someones odd behaviour.

  Have a nice  week .  Try to teach David some manners and Waccy my wonderful husband and I may even say Hello at Avebury and Stonehenge.

seren nos    pirate
21/04/2013 at 20:39

harrys mate.

you must have been married to waccy for a hell of a long time as you seem to have morphed into such similar must be so close that you are almost one person............


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