...and the beat goes on...
yer_maj wrote (see)
Can you? Really???
Can you? Really???
With the aid of some photograph albums admittedly.
'morning, all...Super running , over the weekend all round.
Great running, Eggy! You're heading into winter with loads of endurance running already in hand. Time to get up early on a Saturday and use Parkrun for a bit of speed? * Helterskelter, where are you? I haven't been for ages and need a kick, or a pal, to get me back to the Park..*
Welcome to the thread, SP13. 40? 40? I am much older than OO...although not as mature..At 57, I think I am , actually, the oldest, here.'Don't look a day over 56, they tell me....
Just over a week to go...
*Waves back to NGUG
Totally doable Jimbob. tot-ally. Especially as you've a few months to come to terms with it
In the manner of Marie Antoinette "Let them drink Buckie"....
I'd really forgotten how quick this thread moves.....
Think I had a question from Simon aobut 6 pages back. Hi Simon, calf muscle cleared up pretty quickly after I'd pulled out of Lochaber enabling me to do my 2nd Edinburgh. Although it's not my favourite marathon.
Got my last 20-miler done for Snowdonia on Saturday. Just 3 weeks to get myself into a state of nervous exhaustion......
Actually ATM, you're not the oldest on here......
SP a very warm welcome to the madness, urm .... I mean spectacularly clever people of this thread. 40 - wow that was nearly 8 years ago, oh I forgot am now counting backwards!!!!
Emmy: congrats on the half and look after your legs they are an intricate part of being able to run.
TD: enjoy your turbo bike - (whispering as don't want to look more daft than usua)l, what is a turbo bike?
Helter: af the end of my trott on sunday, the thing I really found hard was .... breathing ... very odd!!!!!.
Goldeagle I've just checked out the course profile for snowdonia.......yikes! That is steep!
PF I hate it when the breathing is difficult, it's like going back to the beginning all over again. The change in seasons can do it sometimes though I find and we have winter fast approaching, though I expect your sunny climes are still relatively pleaseant?
Princess Fiona wrote (see)
Hey Fiona - a Turbo trainer is like a treadmill for bikes. So you can stay inside in a fog of your own sweat and do a super-tough workout, without getting cold, coasting downhill, knocked off, or erm, dressed (properly).
Dannir - I got one of these.
The lady on that bike has bothered to get dressed properly....shame on you and your slovenly ways TD
Bloody Heck..........another fast moving day on this!!! Wish I could run as fast!!
I got my first run done since Thursday, and nothing fell off!! It was only 4 miles @ mp thou!!
TD - Your comment about the 20+ milers has boosted my confidence.......all in the bag!!
Emmy - Well done........sounds hard!
SP - Welcome! Just to be nosey what date is your birthday.......mines in the week after Paris too??? 10 Marathons before your 40 Thats some achievement!
SP - welcome to the parisian nut house! It's more of a pub with a warm cosy atmosphere...until you start talking to the regulars...then it gets very strange and varied indeed
Emmy - congrats on the royal parks and look after that hammie!!!
Kaz - YAY! Sounds like the drugs have kicked in
I bunked on a recovery swim this evening and came home to eat my weight in fish & chips and masses of vegetables that were supposed to be my dinner. Dinner x2...I'm very full. 13 sleeps to go!
the JB - 5x20mile runs?!?!? I only do 2x20miles for each marathon...are you going over to the coach tricky school?
I did 7 runs of 20-23 miles ahead of Paris this year and had done 2 in the first 6 weeks of Amsterdam training. I do think it was a big help in Paris, psychological as well as physical.
hmm...there maybe something in this more 20 miles runs...hmm...I'll save it for next time. TAPER is now in full effect. Taper, taper, taper, taper, taper...here's comes the MARATHON, taper, taper, taper...(to the tune of the badger, badger, badger thing)
RS, DLR, TD: i wasnt planning on running 5 x 20 mile! was more likely going to do 2x16, 1x18 and 1x20 if i'm honest plus 3 or 4 half marathons, plus increase my midweek runs to 8-9 miles after xmas. I have Reading booked for 2 weeks before Paris which i always do and enjoy. I'll be in taper but want to have a good run on that day. Probably do my 20 mile the week before Reading. At the moment i am content with 10k Hilly, 10k fast, 8mile on a sunday morning. Planning to increase to 10 mile on a sunday morning from 21/10. Then RTTB on 28/10. If i can get my long distances up to 10-13 miles once a week on a Sunday well before xmas then maybe i could attempt to squeeze in a few 20 mile runs between Jan-Mar - its a big ask. As long as both my kids keep up their ballet then those two and my wife are out of the way for a couple of hours and my training doesn't encrouch on the family life too much. They're whingin about ballet a bit and may want to give it up (and we dont wanna pay if they dont enjoy it!) ....... oh the whinging!
DLR - Jeez! 7 x 20+ runs in training - you're hardcore! Death Valley?
basically if we all eat untold cheese, cadbury biscuit selections and endless poutry and cranberry sarnies for the week over crimbo we're gonna be in big trouble come the new year! And 20 mile runs are going to be tough let alone 5 (but i will aim high) TD if ive done two by 1st march and aiming for a third that will be good going and you can say "well done that jimbob"
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