My shameless call for votes for Asics Target 26.2 - vote for LadeyJadey
I am DELIGHTED to be classified as a PB Hunter!! Does this make me a proper runner now?!
I have been shortlisted for the Asics Target 26.2 Paris Marathon competition and would be ECSTATIC, ELATED, OVERJOYED, THRILLED (Plus every other superlative you can think of) if you were to support me to reach my goal of breaking 4 hours.
If this doesn't grab your heart nothing will!*
*unless of course you are a hardcore dedicated runner who dislikes dogs with a passion. In that case, please refer to point 1 above and I am sure that will pull on your heartstrings.
PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!!!
Thanks very much!
LadeyJadey Bressington (so named by one of the guides that I climbed Kilimanjaro with also called Reg!)
LJ - Congrats on being shortlisted. You seem to have bags of enthusiasm which is great. What kind of training did you do for your PB marathon?
Less that London!! I trained 4 times a week for London (but think I was guilty of adding in some junk miles - it was my first marathon and I felt I just needed to keep up the runs).
Ran Chester in Oct on 3 runs a week - 1 tempo run, 1 mid length run with my club and then a long run on a Sat. Plus, plenty of long walks with Reg! I think it helped that the pressure was off for this one and I totally suprised myself PB wise. I want to train smarter for the next one though and do more speed work and def some more strength work.
I trained alone for London and with my group for Chester. Running with the support and company of others def made it easier and more enjoyable!!
I know - I knew we were 'special' x
OMG - what a day!!! Today I have wrestled with the following:
However, all of this was bearable as it is Weds. On a Weds, I run with my fabulous running group; a chance to destress, download on our respective weeks and look forward to plans for our Sat run. Perfect - just what I needed! Except, as I discovered when I returned to my car with *just* enough time to get to running, I decided that at 7.45am this morning that I would leave my lights on ALL day. Aaaaaahh!!
Cue..flat battery, long (hungry) wait in the cold, desperate calls to N to work out how I could get home, abandoned vehicle (RAC wait of 3 hours was not appealing) followed by...
...a good friend coming to my rescue, a lovely stir fry cooked by N on my return home, a fabulously warm welcome from Reg and a few sympathetic texts from my running group. Time enough to count my blessings and focus on tomorrow when I will fit in the missing run from tonight!
Tomorrow is another day and one that will hopefully be full of votes...http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/competitions/win-our-christmas-gift-guide-/374.html as well as a run, a long walk to work and a xmas lunch so I promise a cheerier post xxx
Oh D, if only it was that simple. That takes preparation - bringing in stuff to wear, shower with, breakfast etc. One day I will nail this process! However, the hour walk to work was refreshing and I still have a run to look forward to later
So the run was good. Really good in fact! Check out - http://wp.me/p22JmQ-D and then please vote for me!!
The weekend is here - hoorah!!
Anyone else missing Friday 'Running School'?! http://ladeyjadey.wordpress.com/
Great long run this morning with my running group. Just over 13 miles mainly on the canal and rea valley route. Cruel beauty to this morning - perfect frosted roofs and clear blue skies combined with slippy pavements and some cheeky ice patches - be careful out there today guys!! Best bit of all was that I managed to negotiate a Christmas tree from a seller at the side of the road on the run home. Running offers so many benefits!! Now I don't have to spend tomorrow braving Christmas tree crowds and I can make the house all nice and festive for the time N gets back from rugby.
Happy (crispy and Christmassy) December weekend to you all!
Just been reflecting on the importance of support - both giving and receiving...http://ladeyjadey.wordpress.com/
Anyone else struggle to stretch? Just me?!
I made a committment to myself to blog everyday about my running during the week the votes were open. I have really enjoyed the process and will definitely be keeping it up. Here's day 7's thoughts - http://wp.me/p22JmQ-13
GOOD LUCK to all of the ASICS 26.2 contenders. Some great people up for this (and lots that aren't in the running).
I think you'll find that it's not an opinion,
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
When do you find out you've lost ?
but a question
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