BUPA London 10,000

I know it's expensive but what a route!!

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01/06/2009 at 13:23

I have looked at all the unidentified official photos & all the flickr ones - sweet fa

TracyB - you'll have to e mail me the one you took before the start so I can prove I was there at all

01/06/2009 at 15:04
Trying to work up the enthusiasm to crosstrain, 3 weeks before I'm allowed to try the old ankle out! and go for a run.

at the moment I'm using the excuse that it's too hot


Maggie Wakeboarding is great you should try it

TraceyB Thanks, guess I should stop worrying what I look like lol
01/06/2009 at 16:31

Hi All,

Haven't been running well to chat about it but have a running buddy/Personal Trainer, that is taking me under his wing as his project

Yes Lisa.. you not only look fab but your pics were good too.

T-dog.. maybe you were going to fast for them to get your number! I will email you pic tonight - just as well I took my camera

Maggie well done with your 10k plod! See how far you have come since we started last year?

01/06/2009 at 18:17

Tracy - a personal trainer, get you! Anyone we know? What training does he have planned for you before Sarfend?

I've been out a couple of times, a 3 mile & a 5 mile, since last Monday but the legs are still tired, in fact all of me is tired. Have the Tilty Hilly on Sunday, not looking forward to the hilly bits - but there will be lovely cakes afterwards

01/06/2009 at 19:10
Tryffydog wrote (see)

I have looked at all the unidentified official photos & all the flickr ones - sweet fa

TracyB - you'll have to e mail me the one you took before the start so I can prove I was there at all

Tryffydog - You were there.....I saw you. And as for the photos I know someone who entered two very large races & not a single photo between them. Well done to tracyB for comming to the rescue.

Its not often I have good race photos - many make me look stationary or not trying.

TracyB - Personal trainer

01/06/2009 at 19:24

Thank you MrK - the best race photos I have were taken by Fetchies at the Halstead Marathon this year, & free

I expect you always stand out in a crowd, the camera loves a women in stockings even if they weren't fishnets

Edinburgh sound as if it was a complete disaster yesterday.

01/06/2009 at 20:50

T-dog - have sent you photo. Hope it's ok, it's the only one we took. Am still waiting for the Baddow pics to come up, although the St Albans in the last 200m made me look like I was actually getting my feet off the ground

Did a naff run yesterday over the park, did some sprint/walk stuff, and meant to get out tonight but too late home. Out in the morning then. Then a 10miler is planned Sunday.

Good luck with Tilty Hilly

Mr.K. we can't ride on lack of fishnets for ever. You have to find us something new to wind you up about 

02/06/2009 at 13:46

Had a fab idea today I'd like to share

Due to my excessive in take of sugar which gives me highs and lows as well as excess weight, I'm combining giving up chocolate, sweets, crisps (along with ice cream/lollies, biscuits and cakes so I don't substitute), as part of my charity event this year which is running two halves in two weeks (RTTB and Royal Parks).

Now I've publicly 'outed' it I will have to do it. I am doing it from tomorrow until after Royal Parks Oct. This should finally sort the weight and the sometimes lack of positive attitude and make me lighter on my feet which should have happened ages ago... If you knew me, you'd know it is a challenge in itself as I am an extreme choco/sweetoholic.

Thank you  for letting me share - like you had a choice (or should this have been a new forum ? )

02/06/2009 at 15:32

TracyB, above is listed all the pleasures in my life, although cakes are probably top favourite for me!

I am supposed to be doing both those halves in the Autumn, but may have to choose between them later in the year. 

I support your decision re sweet things totally, but it may end up as only virtual support, as I am bound to scoff the odd cake or two.  I am sure your nbf Personal Trainer will be monitoring you too!

Enjoy the sunshine everyone, think today might be the last hot day this week.

02/06/2009 at 15:51
TracyB Is your new personal trainer fit? , and well done you for outing your demons. Not sure I want to give up sweet things, it's one of the reasons I run in the first place. I've pretty much cut out alcohol at home which was one of my demons, too inclined to finish a bottle of opened wine if you know what I mean. Hope your willpower holds strong!!! Goodluck!!

My personal trainer (Husband who has a degree in sports science) has put me on a weights and core stability program, hopefully this will help my running and put a stop to the injuries.

MaggieS off to enjoy the last of the sunshine, a hammock is calling


02/06/2009 at 16:54
**Breaking News **

"Stock Market in turmoil as Cadbury's shares plummet .. Financial guru's attribute down turn to sudden drop in revenue"

Person Trainer aye ... probably some bronzed adonis no doubt ... just watch that max heart rate TracyB
02/06/2009 at 17:42

Maggie are you doing the two halves for charity? then you could build in your illegal sweet things into your fundraising event. We've both been running over a year.. and we both still want to lose weight.. What do you say?

nbf Personal Trainer does try to stop me but not hard enough, and is soft enough to 'let me off''.

Hi Lisa, I don't really drink indoors for exactly the same reason  but I considered giving that up completely too, but as some know.. I like a drop of the red stuff. Will find out if PT has a degree in social science.. will this make him stop me eating chocolate? or I need to get him to help me work on my core?

Hey gmike, they will all be affected, Cadburys, Walkers, Haribo (not even veggie!), McCoys, Green & Blacks (for my posh moments!). Bronzed adonis, I wish but then if he was he'd be off training the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Madonna, Demi Moore, and perhaps Katie Price (a bit more local)

03/06/2009 at 07:33

Yesterday, pyramid training 10 mins easy, 30secs fast, 30secs easy, 1 min fast, 1 min easy etc. to 2mins and back down again.

Today 5k easy pace running at 65%.

Tomorrow 15mins out, faster back.

Weighed myself (not sharing that) and have included no junk as above in sponsored charity event... will confess to bingeing on up to 4 choc bars a day more recently - is that a chocoholic for real?

Watch this space.  Bring it on PT

Have a nice day all

03/06/2009 at 08:32

TracyB - Cracking stuff there. Looks a good programme.

gmike - LOL, I bet some checked thier `stocks`....monetary or otherwise  

Did you rejoin FETCH in the end?

Everybody still running?

Edited: 03/06/2009 at 08:33
03/06/2009 at 08:37
Yesterday, 1 hr on the crosstrainer, 800 cals burnt, 50 sit ups, lots of time in the hammock
;-)

Today lots more hammock time (rest day) and a good book

Tommorow the dreaded weights!!!!! and more crosstrainer

Friday Wakeboarding if weather holds, fingers and toes crossed!

2 weeks and i can run!!!!!! yipeeeeeee

TracyB when you say 4 choc bars is that 4 normal size? i've quite often done one of those huge bars of cadburys so 4 small not that bad

03/06/2009 at 10:33

TracyB I got 'normal' places in each of the 2 halves, I just can't ask peeps for money for sponsorship.  But I will prob only do one of  the halves, pending on how fit/unfit I am by then!   However, I am with you all the way on no more sweeties etc....except I bought a bag of 5 jam doughnuts on the way home from work last night!!

Lisa and Tracy I am dead impressed with all that training, no wonder I am a plodder!

Mr K, I can add a 5k plod to the running for today, can't do more cos knees always a bit crook after skating on Tues.  Pilates tonight..

Have a lovely sunny day y'all

03/06/2009 at 10:45

Hello Mr.K. You know I only mix with the best I'll also have you know that I've been nowhere near anyone's stocks and have no wish to do so.. remember.. I don't do dates So what have you been up to? Next race...?

Lisa Yes.. like kitkats 4fingers and if I'm being 'good' I have Walkers S&V and not McCoys! But NO MORE! IT'S ALL OVER I did crunches (ab cruncher so cheated) and few push-ups but Supportive Son thinks 'girly version' are pointless to the full out 'man version' - he's been doing them too. What's it like being married to your PT?

Maggie  I've done one sponsor  page for BOTH halves.. as that's my challenge (www.justgiving.com/tracyblisstwohalves) .. yes yes.. I know Mr.K. but I can be googled anyway and giving permission to stalkers means they aren't technically stalking ;) - and included my not junk Pledge! Why can't you ask for sponsorship? Just do it all online so you don't have to actually ask.. send emails Okay, so donuts was yesterday not today, move on Put them behind you (where my chocolate is!). I am still a plodder.. poor PT doing 10miles at my pace Sunday Skating??

03/06/2009 at 11:01

Oh Tracy- ive never heard of pryamid trainning before- what a good idea! how are u finding it?

Ps- i would also like to confess.... I AM A CHOCOHOLIC.......... feel better now. thank you.

03/06/2009 at 12:12

Hi Hummo - it made the easy run today seem easier... or was I just grateful it was easier ? Apparently only one speed sesh a week.. not sure if that's standard, or just for me.

Thank you for your chocaholic support

03/06/2009 at 14:57

Hi Guys

Sorry - not read this thread since I last posted but I seem to remember there was a chat about the Great Capital Run.

Just wanted to let you know that my source was right and the GCR is on 13 Sept and it is a 5k

It would seem the London 10,000 will be the only capital based 10k in the Great Run series

Sorry - thread hijack over

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