How do you get going again after pregnancy?
Loving your race prep Camlo, that's the spirit! Funny - have no desire to run another marathon after tomorrow, and am almost tempted to forget about a PB and just run to enjoy it and savour it - but would probably just regret it afterwards if I didn't go for it. Ho hum ...
Anyway - all the very best to my fellow VLMers, may you run like the wind and achieve all your dreams.
Minks is 27735 JT, looks liks its going to be a nice day for it, hope everyone has a great race, especially Joh in her tiger suit!!
Anj - I can't find Camio anywhere on the Virgin tracking thing but MM is 310, Minks is 27735, and JohBo is 28425. MM and Joh are already through the halfway mark.
I really must stop watching the marathon and get my children dressed soon ...
MM and Minks spotted at mile 9. It was still fairly emptyish when MM came thru so I ran right up and yelled to her - she was absolutely in the zone so not sure if she heard me. Minks not too long after, looking strong. I did yell 'go johanna' to a random tiger - no idea if it was the right one. Didn't see Camlo, no red deely boppers sadly.
So the RW pacers were way way way out. All I can think is that the starts didn't start together, because we saw the 3.15 pacer, then two 3.30 pacers, then quite a while later another 3.15, then 3.45 running right next to the 4 hr guy, and it just went on like that - they were all mixed up and coming in completely the wrong order. At one point the two 4.30 guys were 20 mins apart. Odd.
Anyway, fun fun fun, don't know if it has got me enthused about next yr. Sooooooo many people!!
Oh I saw a Forres Harrier lady as well CC - quite petite with v dark short hair tied back. Anyone you know?
yes, know who you mean - Cisca Cameron is her name, last year she was bashing out 3.30 and sub-3.30 marathons all over but think she got injured!!! Was delighted to see one of the guys from our club do 2.55 on the back of about six weeks quality training!!! He is a gifted speedster though, but gives hope to the 40+ ers!!!
Checked Virgin site, MM in, but nothing for Minks from 15km I think, Joh almost in. Haven't got numbers for the others but best go and make my kids some lunch ... they've just done an 8-mile bike ride with me!
Back soon ...
I love spectating but no desire to do that race - YES Anj, you and me both had a perfectly dreadful race!!!! I look back now and realise I was shattered from single-parenting and virtually no sleep as S was always up in night, plus a niggly injury - perfect race prep really ...
I'm stalking the tracking pages too! Well done all so far! Looking forward to the race reports
Ooooh and I am faster than Kelly Sotherton over 26.2 miles even when I'm injured
I'm having an unspeakably boring day with an unspeakably tired and irritable daughter. They apparently went to sleep about 11.30 and got up about 6. Dear goodness how do you guiders do it? MR you are a saint!
Got to go back to work tomorrow, not really looking forward to it but it's more to do with the fear of having been away for 4 days with no absence prep!
I'm having pangs of desire to run another marathon but I think that truthfully a half is more my distance so aims will be a sub 45 10K before I'm 40 (hah, only been chasing that for the last 10 yrs!) and a 1.40 half. It's going to be such a long haul back though as no exercise here since 26 October just before I started the IVF and funnily enough it's not about to happen.
Debating a trip to marks and sparks just for something to do. It's only 4 mins along bypass and I'm so bored.
As a total tangent, has anyone build an extension which involves taking out the outer wall and extending the external wall by about 1.5m. I'm trying to guess what the cost might be of extending and re-doing the kitchen. We have a path down the side of the house which is just dead space and I'd like to fill it and square off the kitchen and make it into something I've always wanted but I don't know if I'm looking at £20K all in or £40K all in. Doubt the Clydesdale will lend me the cash anyway but I'm wondering just the same!
I can't find Camlo either but that's cos right now I forget her real surname! I know it's not actually Hulse.
RF I'm glad your job is going well. It was a scary experience last week but I'm ok for now and the worst bit is just the dread of every toilet trip and every twinge down low.
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