Any Children with Leukaemia runners?

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13/02/2005 at 07:10
Come out come out wherever you are!
13/02/2005 at 08:25
Hi jenny yes i am running for CWL for the third year running.
hows your training going?
13/02/2005 at 09:10
Hi Jenny! I'm running for CWL too. First time, also first London mar. 'Ran' Belfast last yr. Got my CWL top in the post the other day, and felt sick!!!!!!!!!!! All getting too real. Going out on our second 13 miler today. It's snowing and blowing a gale though!! How's your training going both of you? Am following last yr's marathon schedule from RW. What about you?
13/02/2005 at 17:14
IM following the get you round schedule in RW ( run /walk) although I am capable of more than its asking Im very slow so I thought I;d lower my sights from the higher schedules.
I got my top the other day too. Theres nowhere big enough to put your name on the front! :-(

Are you going to the training day?
13/02/2005 at 17:57
Hi jenny i am going to training day.I have run for cwl for 2 years and not been to it so looking forward to it.
Regards training i dont follow any schedule any more i just run at a club twice a week and in between run 6 mile runs and a long run at weekends.
My aim this year is to finish in less than 4 hours.
Last year 4-13
13/02/2005 at 18:57
Ill be at the training day too I hope. Im a little concerned that they say they are taking us on a 15 miler before lunch and are starting at 11!
I wont be back before lunch at that rate, Im a slowcoach. If they say the run isnt suitable for slow runners I wont go, I called last week but didnt get a returned call. Will ring again tomorrow
13/02/2005 at 19:20
Jenny you will be ok it will be split into pace groups and will be a good long run training session.
There will be plenty of runners at all pacers
look forward to meeting you there
13/02/2005 at 19:26
Cool Ill see you there then :-). I entered my time in the RW pace calculator from my 10k yesteday and got an estimate of under 6 hours! Thats made me feel a whole lot more positive
13/02/2005 at 19:38
well done jenny,just remember 99.9%of the population will never attempt 26 miles so no matter what your time it is better than theirs.
14/02/2005 at 08:21
Thats what I thought when I heard a pedestrian on my 10k route saying something about slowcoaches approaching. He was overweight and carrying his wifes shoppig. Probably all the exercise he'll do all week so Bleep to him and what he thinks. I felt even better then! LOL
15/02/2005 at 21:12
Hi everyone,

I am also running for CWL never run before never mind doing a marathon. Started training in Oct but torn a calf muscle in December. Physio has just given me the ok to start a walk / jog schedule. I was up to 10k before i got injured. Any tips on how i can train and be able to run the FLM in around 5hrs.
ImRio    pirate
16/02/2005 at 07:56
Hi I am running for CWL too for the second time. I am also slow thought trying to follow a 4.30 training schedule to allow me some breathing space. Hoping to complete in 5.30.
16/02/2005 at 08:12
Hehe tag along with me sammy?
Im following the Runners world walk/run get you round schedule.
The plan is all done in times. Ive found that most of the short runs require an hour of your time 3 days a week so not too hard to fit in and that time/distance equates to about a 5-6 mile run for me.

The long run is at the mo 2:40 but you run and walk each part which is great psychologically, especially if you are tired becuase there is no shame in walking bits, you are supposed to! If you need ti walk a little longer as you tire I guess you just do. I know thats what Im expecting on the day. If I need to take a couple of minutes to walk, eat some jelly beans and have a drink then I will!
Might be worth you giving it a go?
16/02/2005 at 11:06
Hi here,I'm running for CWL for the first time and my first marathon.I'm also trying to lose about 14kg before the big day,lost about 7 so far and trainings going to plan.Hope to do 4.30-5hrs.Looking forward to the training day.Happy running all.
16/02/2005 at 20:58
Thanks Jenny,
Went out for a 3 mile jog walk last night, took about 40min and today i feel ok. Giving it a break tonight but hope to do a 5 mile jog walk tomorrow. Fri back with the Physio so hopefully it should be ok to carry on as i have done this week. Dont know how far to run on my long run though.
ImRio    pirate
17/02/2005 at 08:04
SS Glad your calf seems to be improving. I would be guided by your physio and your body!
I did 6 miles yesterday in 65 mins and got another 6 tonight 1 mile slow then 4 @ 10min mile then 1 slow.
Hoping to do 15 or so on Sunday!
Whats everyone else up to?
17/02/2005 at 08:53
Morning all, I'm running for CWL for the first time. Unfortunately I can't make the training day as I've got a 20m race that weekend. I'm out at the weekend for 18m run. My training at the moment is:
Mon - 3-4m
Tues - Running club - interval/speed work
Wed - 5-7m
Thurs - Running club - tempo run 5-7m
Fri - rest
Sat - long run
Sun - rest

I'm trying to get in a long run every other weekend.
17/02/2005 at 15:46
I did 4 miles last night
will do 6 ish tomorrow I hope
Then 2 hrs 40 mins on sunday which for me equates to roughly 15-16 miles on the route Ill be doing
17/02/2005 at 16:57
Just got back from a nice steady 4 mile jog / walk did it in 50min, feeling fine at the moment. Dont want to push it to much too soon to be back to square 1.
Hope the physio is as pleased as i am with my progress.

How long do you think i should run on the long run. Not forgetting 8 mile was my futherest that i had done.

I am not sure how much my calf can take but then again i dont want to do to little because the big day will then be a larger challenge if that makes any sense.

Confused and frustrated.
17/02/2005 at 17:01
I would try 6, see how you feel and see if you can do 8, especially if thats the furthest youve been yet
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