Dublin Marathon 2006

Sure it's gonna be grand!

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10/11/2005 at 13:39
Ginger......a new low :-(
10/11/2005 at 13:53
Oh dear GFB.

I think a disciplinary might be in order after that woeful last attempt at humour.

gingerfurball    pirate
10/11/2005 at 13:58
10/11/2005 at 14:17
hello all-sorry if i havnt been about-this thread takes some catching up on.I hope you dont mind if i pop in every now and again,just too busy with graft and running.

Who said "this nation are nothing but a bunch of shokeepers?"
Who said"we,ll fight them on the beaches,trenches,in the streets"?
winston churchill
Who said"theres nothing wrong with defeat"?
nelson mandelas chiropodist!!!!!
10/11/2005 at 14:24
GFB, you're off the hook. Mick the Mackem take a bow. Awful awful awful.
10/11/2005 at 14:38
thank you thank you thank you and once again i thank you.
10/11/2005 at 14:59
I think I'm gonna open a vein at this rate.

10/11/2005 at 15:03
on the subject of veins, just gave blood, how
long to wait before running?
they said give it a couple of days but surely tomorrow (or even tonight) would be fine for a 3 miler?
10/11/2005 at 15:17
I've often run a few hours after giving blood. It will probably feel a lot harder work than it normally would but unless you're a fainter or a bleeder shouldn't do you any harm. Having said that the experts reckon your "peak performance" could be reduced for up to 6 weeks after donating 500 mls
gingerfurball    pirate
10/11/2005 at 15:20
Jo...I think my (spectacular) joke seems to have distracted everyone from your question re: your racing schedule...maybe you should ask again!

Possible I've struck everyone dumb!!
10/11/2005 at 15:26
Ok, I didn't get time to do it yesterday but I have been considering the "what next" question.

I think I need to build from the bottom up. I ran my first marathon 12 weeks after running my first step and since then I have been going from race to race. It has worked ok but do try and see if I have any potential for this marathon lark I need to be a bit more structured. As I've never really built a base I'm going to spend the next 6 weeks just running. I think I hobble around for too long after races and hopefully more time running will help that.

Then I'm going to spend 15 weeks building up to the Seville marathon and try to follow a structured training plan. The sensible one would be a sub 3:15. My biggest problem is going to be to stay injury free through speedwork. Because I'm heavy and have osteoporosis the forces of speed lead to injury very easily.

The races I'm thinking of are
Luton marathon (because I want to meet some people there)
Seville marathon
ballycotton 10
connemara (maybe)
liverpool half
Boston marathon (would like to defer but it doesn't appear to be possible)
three day ironman in Belfast
Ironman Germany
I'll do other bits and pieces as they appeal to me as well.

10/11/2005 at 15:44
Jo -

Thought about doing your speedwork on grass or sand? Would probably necessitate lunchtime and/or weekend sessions now that it's getting dark so early but would do a lot to mitigate your injury worries.

By the way, you have mail.

10/11/2005 at 16:20

Please can anyone tell me how to see my photos of Dublin. Can't seem to get anywhere on the website.

Also, has anyone printed off a certificate yet? What is the point of using Champion Chip if you are not given the chip time as the official result. My certificate shows 4-54-40 but my chip time was 4-52-24!
gingerfurball    pirate
10/11/2005 at 16:23
I agree about the chip time Pam...it took my 10 minutes to cross the line!

There was a link in the Dublin 2005 thread...I'll try to find it for you.
10/11/2005 at 16:23
Pam -- I agree. Chips chips, spam and chips!!!
gingerfurball    pirate
10/11/2005 at 16:31
Here you go Pam Photos

10/11/2005 at 16:33
Dublin Photos

hope my link works this time - just enter bib number
10/11/2005 at 16:34
Nuts - too late again!! Just made the fatal error of not saving work regularly, and a crash has just lost my afternoon's work.....
ho hum!
gingerfurball    pirate
10/11/2005 at 16:35
Poor Giller!
10/11/2005 at 16:40
<lifts cup of coffee off Gillers desk and replaces it with a pint>
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