Aimed at "the 19/40"
Hey JB - my first choice is Kielder in October (not a fast one I know but if there's no time pressure on me I reckon there's less chance of me overtraining for it) but we're likely to be away so my second choice is looking like Robin Hood in September. Fancy either of those?
I'll probably train for sub 3:45 but am intrigued by this whole idea of jiggering with your programme as you go along so if I'm realistically running at a slower pace that's what I'll be doing. I think for me - the main thing is just to get over the mental hurdle of doing another one with a bitmore of a long term view towhat happens after it!
I never count my two LAMM's as marathons if that makes you feel any better - it's just not the same as running a road marathon!
Good effort for supporting your mum - your feet must have been killing you! Right I'm off to test out my latest heel strappings!
Jelly Bean - well done for coming on the forum and explaining things - decision seems a little harsh and late and you must be gutted but good on you for taking it so well and looking forward.
Little Ninja - how do you find out about the "forum competition" you mentioned please?
Sleepy Bear - see you tomorrow and no excuses about heal blisters !! I did the Robin Hood Marathon a few years ago; its combined with a half and the full entrants pass the finish point at half way; the first half is a good route through the town and uni campus but the second half can be a bit boring especially around the long and windy rowing lake but overall its a good event. My most enjoyable was Snowdon (October) for the same reasons you mention for Keilder cos you forget times and just enjoy a LSR in great scenery and big, big hills ! For my autumn run I'll be choosing from Abingdon, Chester, Keilder, Loch Ness - depends if I go for time or not.
Jelly Bean tough luck. The Forum Six would be perfect for you though. There are no rules as such and you make your own schedule (at least I did), what you get in return is encouragement, advice and support along the way, without the pressure.
JB - sorry to hear about your place. Sounds like you have got a pretty major challenge ahead of you now - puts a marathon into perspective!!
Oscarr - Thanks! I think that Knightrider was a great choice but much appreciate your comments.
Did my first Park Run this morning, which was great but a little treacherous weatherwise - hopefully this will mean the next time I do it I can knock a few mins off my 'Park Run' PB!
Off to the Peak District for a couple of days tomorrow - some nice long walks with Reginald and a lovely warm hotel to return to - bliss!!
I'm signed up for Reading with my club but would be very interested in meeting up with other Bootcampers.
Have a good weekend all!
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JB - sorry to hear about your place. Sounds like you have got a pretty major challenge ahead of you now - puts a marathon into perspective!! Oscarr - Thanks! I think that Knightrider was a great choice but much appreciate your comments. Did my first Park Run this morning, which was great but a little treacherous weatherwise - hopefully this will mean the next time I do it I can knock a few mins off my 'Park Run' PB! Off to the Peak District for a couple of days tomorrow - some nice long walks with Reginald and a lovely warm hotel to return to - bliss!! I'm signed up for Reading with my club but would be very interested in meeting up with other Bootcampers. Have a good weekend all!
I get frightened running when there are dogs around locally as they so often seem to bother me (I'm a total scardy and l completely freeze - as I told Rosie today). Being charged at by a growling Rotweiller a couple of years ago didn't help this.
However, never ever worry about dogs off the lead when I am in the Lakes....?!
1 - Dogs impeciably behaved and well trained. 2 - Owners (like you two) in control of their dogs. 3 - Dogs properly excercised and more intested in sheep smells than my stink!
Not so sure I could manage to get to the lakes for my LSR each week!
Are you home yet Rosie?
Well done JB - What on earth have you signed up for?
Sleepy Bear - well done this morning and good to meet you - for those interested, SB beat me by one place and about 3 seconds at this morning's TVXC race in Bearwood, Reading - what made it worse was the fact that she was dressed in a festive fairy outfit !!! Uncanny being so close in a field of about 300 runners.
Look forward to the next race on 8th January in Tadley.
Hope you enjoyed the cakes.
Ladies - check out www.dogfriendly.co.uk or www.cottages4u.co.uk for dogfriendly accommodation. We've booked several through both and always found the descriptions really accurate and the owners very welcoming.
Hope you had a good shopping trip girls - when do we get to hear about/see all your goodies?
I've decided I'm going to spend the 26.2 voucher we got on a pair of Excel33's after Christmas - am liking the idea of them for longer distances since I'm already 8 months into going minimal but not fancying more than 90 minnutes in the 6mm's I already run in!
Ooooh naughty naughty - missing the last xc!
My next race is Clivedon on 2 Jan so no boozy new year for me - thank goodness - I'm not abig drinker at the best of times but this month has been a bit loony! I bet you'll beat me at Tadley - I think you were just being gentlemanly today!
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Hey Oscarr - no worries - thanks for the warning - am looking forward to it already! I hear it's a wet and gloopy course so may have to tape my shoes on LOL
mcs - oooh sounds nice - bet that was pretty in the snow? Ours has all gone again boooo
Happy 2012 all!
The New Year has started pretty well for me - my polar fit test result is up 4 points since I decided to take a 12 week rest from intervals so now I know - 9 months of intervals a year are quite enough! And I survived the Cliveden Cross Country on Monday (it involves 6.2 miles over4 2 laps of gorgeous National Trust land with 172 stairs to climb each lap). Woohoo
How are you guys all doing?
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