Message fro Plodding Hippo

re: multiple marathons..

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Dark Vader    pirate
28/08/2006 at 20:50
PH.. I have been following (loosely) your quest for a zillion marathons this year on your 'year out'..

Just curious..

With all the extra training and racing have you noticed any significant changes in you? Just wondered whether any of the following would apply to you:

- you've lost weight?
- can run faster, for longer?
- PB time is dropping?
- getting to 20+ miles is almost effortless?
- you are becoming addicted to running (or the opposite, you do so much that it is losing its appeal?)?
- you have repeated injuries

Any thoughts on your experiences so far??



29/08/2006 at 12:58
Glad you started this thread.

Hippo deserves her own thres she is an inspiration to us all.
29/08/2006 at 12:58
oops *thres* meant thread
29/08/2006 at 13:27
thats SO funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

still 3 stone overweight
not really much faster(first mara on 8 miles training , 5.58, justposted a 5.41 last sunday-pb is still only 5.15)
20 miles is a nightmare-i never do it in training(i have to race to persualde myself to go that llong, and ive only once ever run 20 miles without a walk break)

Every training run is a struggle and i have to force myself out of the door, so no, not addicted!


29/08/2006 at 13:37
So... what do you think would happen if you only ran say 1 marathon every 4-6 weeks and did some structured training in between? Or am I missing the point?
29/08/2006 at 13:41
that was when did my 5.15

you are missing the point for this year
but i havent explained myself on this thread, though i have done elsewhere

you see, I used to work lots of weekends
i curently dont
So am getting the maras in while i can
I accept there may be no pbs-thats fine
For now!
the other thing ive done since leaving work is run every day-even if its only a mile
Sort of made a promise you see

29/08/2006 at 13:43
My best structured training was acutally pre FLM 2005
i had a really really crap run, got caught out by the first warm day of the year

this year i wasted 30 mins in loo qs-i wouldnt have pbed otherwise

marathons are evil unpredictable beasties
so is my tummy!
29/08/2006 at 13:50
PH, still amazes me when I read about your exploits!! You're a wonder-woman!
29/08/2006 at 13:52
One fabbo thing about it is that i get to go to places i wouldnt normally
PSC    pirate
29/08/2006 at 13:55
well as a newbie who's seen you in action so to speak.... you are an inspiration to me PH....

Bugger the PBs go for it and enjoy!!
29/08/2006 at 13:58
You're an inspiration to a lot of people PH.

Your name cropped up at our BBQ this weekend. Another friend had been reading various posts of yours and was waxing lyrical about how fab you are:-)
29/08/2006 at 13:58
and you get to meet lots of great people

you wanna meet some of those 100 mara club memebers
seroius fruit loops!

and as for ultra runners---------

29/08/2006 at 13:59
...and what about meeting loverly people hipps ?
29/08/2006 at 14:00
well thats very nice if you but i am now embarrassed
29/08/2006 at 14:04
cross post ed!
Dark Vader    pirate
29/08/2006 at 14:42
Thanks for the replies... how long in your 'year out' do you have left?

How many mara's have you done and have left to do..?

29/08/2006 at 14:46
i have about 12 to do

ive done-----er----- 4 ultras,7 maras,7 halves ans a couple of 10ks and a 10 miler
and i suppose ill have to get back to work in january
not sorted anything yet

living proof you can do all of this and not get any fitter, or thinner!!!!!!

Since leaving work ive just about managed 40mpw
29/08/2006 at 14:51
Hipps you are amazing. And an inspiration.
Dark Vader    pirate
29/08/2006 at 15:02
Blimey... RW should do an article on you!!


Well done..

29/08/2006 at 15:08
Hipps you inspire me!
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